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List of Pros and Cons of Gay Marriage | OccupyTheory

18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: der erlkönig | Category: Data analysis phd thesis

On July 25, 2014 Miami-Dade County Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel ruled Florida's gay marriage ban unconstitutional and stated that the ban "serves only to hurt, to discriminate, to deprive same-sex couples and their families of equal dignity, to label and treat them as second-class citizens, and to deem them unworthy of participation in one of the fundamental institutions of our society." [ 105 ] Christine Gregoire, former Washington governor, said in Jan. 2012: "Throughout our history, we have fought discrimination. We have joined together to recognize equality for racial minorities, women, people with disabilities, immigrants. [Legalizing gay marriage] is the right thing to do and it is time." [ 139 ] US Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner, in overturning same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana in Sep. 2014, wrote that the bans "discriminate against a minority defined by an immutable characteristic." [ 40 ] As well as discrimination based on sexual orientation, gay marriage bans discriminate based on one's sex. As explained by David S. Cohen, JD, Associate Professor at the Drexel University School of Law, "Imagine three people—Nancy, Bill, and Tom. Nancy, a woman, can marry Tom, but Bill, a man, cannot. Nancy can do something (marry Tom) that Bill cannot, simply because Nancy is a woman and Bill is a man." [ 122 ]

Harvard University historian Nancy F. Cott stated that until two centuries ago, "monogamous households were a tiny, tiny portion" of the world's population, and were found only in "Western Europe and little settlements in North America." Polygamy has been widespread throughout history, according to Brown University political scientist Rose McDermott, PhD. [ 110 ][ 106 ] Interracial marriage was once illegal in a majority of US states, and was still banned in half of US states until the 1950s. [ 108 ] Official unions between same-sex couples, indistinguishable from marriages except for gender, are believed by some scholars to have been common until the 13th Century in many countries, with the ceremonies performed in churches and the union sealed with a kiss between the two parties. [ 106 ]

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  1. author
    yellowcat155 18 Jan 2017 02:54

    Denying some people the option to marry is discriminatory and creates a second class of citizens. On July 25, 2014 Miami-Dade County Circuit Court… Read More

    Same-sex couples should have access to the same benefits enjoyed by heterosexual married couples. There are 1,138 benefits, rights and protections. Read More

    Gay marriage is a topic that has been widely discussed in the recent years. It has been considered taboo for centuries but is rapidly gaining acceptance among the people. There are currently 37 states that have legalized the marriage of gay couples, which is an astonishing feat in just a few years, but the fight is going up the ladder and being debated at a federal level. Should the government legalize gay marriage for the entire country? Many would say yes, but other may disagree. Let’s look at all of the pros and cons of legalizing gay marriage in America.

    1. Benefits of Marriage
    Married couples are offered quite a few benefits from the government, which is a large reason many people decide to take the plunge into matrimony. Some of these include tax breaks, insurance benefits, and power of attorney for their partner. If gay marriage was legalized, these same benefits would be given to them.

    Compliments of Correct, not Politically Correct , authored by Frank Turek. For more information, visit

    60 David Kupelian, The Marketing of Evil , (Nashville, WND Books, 2005), pg. 37.

    61 J. Budziszewski, What We Can�t Not Know, (Dallas: Spence, 2003), pg. 190.

    62 George Gilder, Men and Marriage, (Adler, 1986), pg. 74.

    In considering the pros and cons of same sex marriage, the cultural pressures on gay couples are rarely mentioned. Gay couples face a wealth of prejudice, including the assumption that gay men and lesbians are promiscuous and incapable of sustaining a committed relationship.

    One reason to end the gay marriage ban is that gay marriage would further integrate gay culture into open society. In addition to legal obligations to care for spouses, there are also social expectations that make marriage a stabilizing element in a relationship. Society expects people to care for their spouses and stick with them through difficulties. Friends and acquaintances, family and work mates regularly check in on the health of a spouse and how the relationship is going. Divorce, although no longer socially crippling, is seen as a blow to confidence.

    Gay marriage has become a hot button topic for many American citizens. While many believe that there is no problem to be had by allowing homosexual couples to marry one another, there is still a faction that is loudly opposed to it. Let’s explore the advantages and disadvantages that come with allowing LGBT couples to marry one another.

    1. Equal Access to Benefits
    The couple is able to access all of the same marital benefits as their straight counterparts. There are a wide range of advantages that gay couples are not allowed to enjoy. LGBT couples who are able to marry can receive the same tax breaks that straight couples do and are also able to adopt children. Married LGBT couples can access the same assistance as heterosexual couples and are afforded the same amount of protection under the law.

    In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court''''s landmark Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) decision, same-sex marriage is now protected federally in all 50 states. In addition to Obergefell clearing the way for same-sex couples throughout the United States to get married, unions that couldn''''t be finalized until this very ruling may now proceed. The ruling ushered in many other changes as well, including the recognition of marriages performed in other states and a more simplified divorce process.

    While Obergefell dramatically altered the legal landscape for same-sex couples, citing the Equal Protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment , there still are somelegal considerationsyou may want to make beforetaking the plunge.

    Same-sex marriage is defined as a union between two people who are of the same gender or biological sex. Since 2001, ten nations and other jurisdictions have made this type of union legal. Whether or not to recognize such marriages remains a source of debate as far as civil rights, political and social issues go.

    It is obvious from the varying definitions of marriage that this topic carries with it a large amount of controversy. Those who support same-sex marriage often argue that love is grounds enough for marriage, regardless of sexual orientation. Those who are opposed often cite religious viewpoints and concerns about the rearing of children as the main reasons for their opposition. The conflict over same-sex marriage is not a simple one. It involves many legislative, cultural, religious and family issues.

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    ♡Elizabeth♡ 17 Jan 2017 23:11

    Denying some people the option to marry is discriminatory and creates a second class of citizens. On July 25, 2014 Miami-Dade County Circuit Court… Read More

    Same-sex couples should have access to the same benefits enjoyed by heterosexual married couples. There are 1,138 benefits, rights and protections. Read More

    Gay marriage is a topic that has been widely discussed in the recent years. It has been considered taboo for centuries but is rapidly gaining acceptance among the people. There are currently 37 states that have legalized the marriage of gay couples, which is an astonishing feat in just a few years, but the fight is going up the ladder and being debated at a federal level. Should the government legalize gay marriage for the entire country? Many would say yes, but other may disagree. Let’s look at all of the pros and cons of legalizing gay marriage in America.

    1. Benefits of Marriage
    Married couples are offered quite a few benefits from the government, which is a large reason many people decide to take the plunge into matrimony. Some of these include tax breaks, insurance benefits, and power of attorney for their partner. If gay marriage was legalized, these same benefits would be given to them.

    Compliments of Correct, not Politically Correct , authored by Frank Turek. For more information, visit

    60 David Kupelian, The Marketing of Evil , (Nashville, WND Books, 2005), pg. 37.

    61 J. Budziszewski, What We Can�t Not Know, (Dallas: Spence, 2003), pg. 190.

    62 George Gilder, Men and Marriage, (Adler, 1986), pg. 74.

    In considering the pros and cons of same sex marriage, the cultural pressures on gay couples are rarely mentioned. Gay couples face a wealth of prejudice, including the assumption that gay men and lesbians are promiscuous and incapable of sustaining a committed relationship.

    One reason to end the gay marriage ban is that gay marriage would further integrate gay culture into open society. In addition to legal obligations to care for spouses, there are also social expectations that make marriage a stabilizing element in a relationship. Society expects people to care for their spouses and stick with them through difficulties. Friends and acquaintances, family and work mates regularly check in on the health of a spouse and how the relationship is going. Divorce, although no longer socially crippling, is seen as a blow to confidence.

    Gay marriage has become a hot button topic for many American citizens. While many believe that there is no problem to be had by allowing homosexual couples to marry one another, there is still a faction that is loudly opposed to it. Let’s explore the advantages and disadvantages that come with allowing LGBT couples to marry one another.

    1. Equal Access to Benefits
    The couple is able to access all of the same marital benefits as their straight counterparts. There are a wide range of advantages that gay couples are not allowed to enjoy. LGBT couples who are able to marry can receive the same tax breaks that straight couples do and are also able to adopt children. Married LGBT couples can access the same assistance as heterosexual couples and are afforded the same amount of protection under the law.

  3. author
    silverlion239 18 Jan 2017 06:56

    I m answering the same question for a class this semester and I ve been doing some digging (actually, that s how I found your question). I m a gay man, so it s difficult to force myself to wrap my brain around the cons for this question, but here are a few links that have some good information. Please remember as you read this that even though the arguments against same-sex marriage are largely religious, we need to be as tolerant of religions that disagree with us or we re in serious danger of becoming hypocrites. Hope this helps : ) http://www.balancedpolitics.org/same_sex_marriages.htm http://www.loveandpride.com/informationcenter/Tips.aspx?categoryId=4

  4. author
    heavypanda230 18 Jan 2017 06:48

    Denying some people the option to marry is discriminatory and creates a second class of citizens. On July 25, 2014 Miami-Dade County Circuit Court… Read More

    Same-sex couples should have access to the same benefits enjoyed by heterosexual married couples. There are 1,138 benefits, rights and protections. Read More

    Gay marriage is a topic that has been widely discussed in the recent years. It has been considered taboo for centuries but is rapidly gaining acceptance among the people. There are currently 37 states that have legalized the marriage of gay couples, which is an astonishing feat in just a few years, but the fight is going up the ladder and being debated at a federal level. Should the government legalize gay marriage for the entire country? Many would say yes, but other may disagree. Let’s look at all of the pros and cons of legalizing gay marriage in America.

    1. Benefits of Marriage
    Married couples are offered quite a few benefits from the government, which is a large reason many people decide to take the plunge into matrimony. Some of these include tax breaks, insurance benefits, and power of attorney for their partner. If gay marriage was legalized, these same benefits would be given to them.

    Compliments of Correct, not Politically Correct , authored by Frank Turek. For more information, visit

    60 David Kupelian, The Marketing of Evil , (Nashville, WND Books, 2005), pg. 37.

    61 J. Budziszewski, What We Can�t Not Know, (Dallas: Spence, 2003), pg. 190.

    62 George Gilder, Men and Marriage, (Adler, 1986), pg. 74.

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    redswan794 18 Jan 2017 01:43

    cons: people become so judgmental for something thats not their business pros: more people can find love and be happy

  6. author
    purplebear499 18 Jan 2017 02:30

    first things first: the parameter should be set so that "religious" point of view would be negligible. i dont know what kind of debate you guys are having, but i think it's the pro side that would set the parameters, if not you. my side would be, marriage within family members would "keep their wealth in their own cycle". if the family is that RICH, then they wouldnt have to share their wealth with those who are less rich or not rich at all. they just have to be practical. keep the family together, and keep their riches.

  7. author
    アシュラム@AgoMeイズム∞サイファミ 18 Jan 2017 08:42

    Denying some people the option to marry is discriminatory and creates a second class of citizens. On July 25, 2014 Miami-Dade County Circuit Court… Read More

    Same-sex couples should have access to the same benefits enjoyed by heterosexual married couples. There are 1,138 benefits, rights and protections. Read More

    Gay marriage is a topic that has been widely discussed in the recent years. It has been considered taboo for centuries but is rapidly gaining acceptance among the people. There are currently 37 states that have legalized the marriage of gay couples, which is an astonishing feat in just a few years, but the fight is going up the ladder and being debated at a federal level. Should the government legalize gay marriage for the entire country? Many would say yes, but other may disagree. Let’s look at all of the pros and cons of legalizing gay marriage in America.

    1. Benefits of Marriage
    Married couples are offered quite a few benefits from the government, which is a large reason many people decide to take the plunge into matrimony. Some of these include tax breaks, insurance benefits, and power of attorney for their partner. If gay marriage was legalized, these same benefits would be given to them.

    Compliments of Correct, not Politically Correct , authored by Frank Turek. For more information, visit

    60 David Kupelian, The Marketing of Evil , (Nashville, WND Books, 2005), pg. 37.

    61 J. Budziszewski, What We Can�t Not Know, (Dallas: Spence, 2003), pg. 190.

    62 George Gilder, Men and Marriage, (Adler, 1986), pg. 74.

    In considering the pros and cons of same sex marriage, the cultural pressures on gay couples are rarely mentioned. Gay couples face a wealth of prejudice, including the assumption that gay men and lesbians are promiscuous and incapable of sustaining a committed relationship.

    One reason to end the gay marriage ban is that gay marriage would further integrate gay culture into open society. In addition to legal obligations to care for spouses, there are also social expectations that make marriage a stabilizing element in a relationship. Society expects people to care for their spouses and stick with them through difficulties. Friends and acquaintances, family and work mates regularly check in on the health of a spouse and how the relationship is going. Divorce, although no longer socially crippling, is seen as a blow to confidence.

    Gay marriage has become a hot button topic for many American citizens. While many believe that there is no problem to be had by allowing homosexual couples to marry one another, there is still a faction that is loudly opposed to it. Let’s explore the advantages and disadvantages that come with allowing LGBT couples to marry one another.

    1. Equal Access to Benefits
    The couple is able to access all of the same marital benefits as their straight counterparts. There are a wide range of advantages that gay couples are not allowed to enjoy. LGBT couples who are able to marry can receive the same tax breaks that straight couples do and are also able to adopt children. Married LGBT couples can access the same assistance as heterosexual couples and are afforded the same amount of protection under the law.

    In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court''s landmark Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) decision, same-sex marriage is now protected federally in all 50 states. In addition to Obergefell clearing the way for same-sex couples throughout the United States to get married, unions that couldn''t be finalized until this very ruling may now proceed. The ruling ushered in many other changes as well, including the recognition of marriages performed in other states and a more simplified divorce process.

    While Obergefell dramatically altered the legal landscape for same-sex couples, citing the Equal Protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment , there still are somelegal considerationsyou may want to make beforetaking the plunge.

    Same-sex marriage is defined as a union between two people who are of the same gender or biological sex. Since 2001, ten nations and other jurisdictions have made this type of union legal. Whether or not to recognize such marriages remains a source of debate as far as civil rights, political and social issues go.

    It is obvious from the varying definitions of marriage that this topic carries with it a large amount of controversy. Those who support same-sex marriage often argue that love is grounds enough for marriage, regardless of sexual orientation. Those who are opposed often cite religious viewpoints and concerns about the rearing of children as the main reasons for their opposition. The conflict over same-sex marriage is not a simple one. It involves many legislative, cultural, religious and family issues.

  8. author
    むぅ≒ブルエン大余韻 ❤є(・Θ・。)э 18 Jan 2017 01:32

    Denying some people the option to marry is discriminatory and creates a second class of citizens. On July 25, 2014 Miami-Dade County Circuit Court… Read More

    Same-sex couples should have access to the same benefits enjoyed by heterosexual married couples. There are 1,138 benefits, rights and protections. Read More

    Gay marriage is a topic that has been widely discussed in the recent years. It has been considered taboo for centuries but is rapidly gaining acceptance among the people. There are currently 37 states that have legalized the marriage of gay couples, which is an astonishing feat in just a few years, but the fight is going up the ladder and being debated at a federal level. Should the government legalize gay marriage for the entire country? Many would say yes, but other may disagree. Let’s look at all of the pros and cons of legalizing gay marriage in America.

    1. Benefits of Marriage
    Married couples are offered quite a few benefits from the government, which is a large reason many people decide to take the plunge into matrimony. Some of these include tax breaks, insurance benefits, and power of attorney for their partner. If gay marriage was legalized, these same benefits would be given to them.

    Compliments of Correct, not Politically Correct , authored by Frank Turek. For more information, visit

    60 David Kupelian, The Marketing of Evil , (Nashville, WND Books, 2005), pg. 37.

    61 J. Budziszewski, What We Can�t Not Know, (Dallas: Spence, 2003), pg. 190.

    62 George Gilder, Men and Marriage, (Adler, 1986), pg. 74.

    In considering the pros and cons of same sex marriage, the cultural pressures on gay couples are rarely mentioned. Gay couples face a wealth of prejudice, including the assumption that gay men and lesbians are promiscuous and incapable of sustaining a committed relationship.

    One reason to end the gay marriage ban is that gay marriage would further integrate gay culture into open society. In addition to legal obligations to care for spouses, there are also social expectations that make marriage a stabilizing element in a relationship. Society expects people to care for their spouses and stick with them through difficulties. Friends and acquaintances, family and work mates regularly check in on the health of a spouse and how the relationship is going. Divorce, although no longer socially crippling, is seen as a blow to confidence.

  9. author
    Oksana 18 Jan 2017 07:58

    Denying some people the option to marry is discriminatory and creates a second class of citizens. On July 25, 2014 Miami-Dade County Circuit Court… Read More

    Same-sex couples should have access to the same benefits enjoyed by heterosexual married couples. There are 1,138 benefits, rights and protections. Read More

    Gay marriage is a topic that has been widely discussed in the recent years. It has been considered taboo for centuries but is rapidly gaining acceptance among the people. There are currently 37 states that have legalized the marriage of gay couples, which is an astonishing feat in just a few years, but the fight is going up the ladder and being debated at a federal level. Should the government legalize gay marriage for the entire country? Many would say yes, but other may disagree. Let’s look at all of the pros and cons of legalizing gay marriage in America.

    1. Benefits of Marriage
    Married couples are offered quite a few benefits from the government, which is a large reason many people decide to take the plunge into matrimony. Some of these include tax breaks, insurance benefits, and power of attorney for their partner. If gay marriage was legalized, these same benefits would be given to them.

    Compliments of Correct, not Politically Correct , authored by Frank Turek. For more information, visit

    60 David Kupelian, The Marketing of Evil , (Nashville, WND Books, 2005), pg. 37.

    61 J. Budziszewski, What We Can�t Not Know, (Dallas: Spence, 2003), pg. 190.

    62 George Gilder, Men and Marriage, (Adler, 1986), pg. 74.

    In considering the pros and cons of same sex marriage, the cultural pressures on gay couples are rarely mentioned. Gay couples face a wealth of prejudice, including the assumption that gay men and lesbians are promiscuous and incapable of sustaining a committed relationship.

    One reason to end the gay marriage ban is that gay marriage would further integrate gay culture into open society. In addition to legal obligations to care for spouses, there are also social expectations that make marriage a stabilizing element in a relationship. Society expects people to care for their spouses and stick with them through difficulties. Friends and acquaintances, family and work mates regularly check in on the health of a spouse and how the relationship is going. Divorce, although no longer socially crippling, is seen as a blow to confidence.

    Gay marriage has become a hot button topic for many American citizens. While many believe that there is no problem to be had by allowing homosexual couples to marry one another, there is still a faction that is loudly opposed to it. Let’s explore the advantages and disadvantages that come with allowing LGBT couples to marry one another.

    1. Equal Access to Benefits
    The couple is able to access all of the same marital benefits as their straight counterparts. There are a wide range of advantages that gay couples are not allowed to enjoy. LGBT couples who are able to marry can receive the same tax breaks that straight couples do and are also able to adopt children. Married LGBT couples can access the same assistance as heterosexual couples and are afforded the same amount of protection under the law.

    In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) decision, same-sex marriage is now protected federally in all 50 states. In addition to Obergefell clearing the way for same-sex couples throughout the United States to get married, unions that couldn't be finalized until this very ruling may now proceed. The ruling ushered in many other changes as well, including the recognition of marriages performed in other states and a more simplified divorce process.

    While Obergefell dramatically altered the legal landscape for same-sex couples, citing the Equal Protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment , there still are somelegal considerationsyou may want to make beforetaking the plunge.

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    Шоколадный Иуда 18 Jan 2017 07:23

    Click here gay marriage debate pros and cons

    On July 25, 2014 Miami-Dade County Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel ruled Florida''s gay marriage ban unconstitutional and stated that the ban "serves only to hurt, to discriminate, to deprive same-sex couples and their families of equal dignity, to label and treat them as second-class citizens, and to deem them unworthy of participation in one of the fundamental institutions of our society." [ 105 ] Christine Gregoire, former Washington governor, said in Jan. 2012: "Throughout our history, we have fought discrimination. We have joined together to recognize equality for racial minorities, women, people with disabilities, immigrants. [Legalizing gay marriage] is the right thing to do and it is time." [ 139 ] US Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner, in overturning same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana in Sep. 2014, wrote that the bans "discriminate against a minority defined by an immutable characteristic." [ 40 ] As well as discrimination based on sexual orientation, gay marriage bans discriminate based on one''s sex. As explained by David S. Cohen, JD, Associate Professor at the Drexel University School of Law, "Imagine three people—Nancy, Bill, and Tom. Nancy, a woman, can marry Tom, but Bill, a man, cannot. Nancy can do something (marry Tom) that Bill cannot, simply because Nancy is a woman and Bill is a man." [ 122 ]

    Harvard University historian Nancy F. Cott stated that until two centuries ago, "monogamous households were a tiny, tiny portion" of the world''s population, and were found only in "Western Europe and little settlements in North America." Polygamy has been widespread throughout history, according to Brown University political scientist Rose McDermott, PhD. [ 110 ][ 106 ] Interracial marriage was once illegal in a majority of US states, and was still banned in half of US states until the 1950s. [ 108 ] Official unions between same-sex couples, indistinguishable from marriages except for gender, are believed by some scholars to have been common until the 13th Century in many countries, with the ceremonies performed in churches and the union sealed with a kiss between the two parties. [ 106 ]

  11. author
    lazymeercat945 18 Jan 2017 05:11

    Denying some people the option to marry is discriminatory and creates a second class of citizens. On July 25, 2014 Miami-Dade County Circuit Court… Read More

    Same-sex couples should have access to the same benefits enjoyed by heterosexual married couples. There are 1,138 benefits, rights and protections. Read More

    Gay marriage is a topic that has been widely discussed in the recent years. It has been considered taboo for centuries but is rapidly gaining acceptance among the people. There are currently 37 states that have legalized the marriage of gay couples, which is an astonishing feat in just a few years, but the fight is going up the ladder and being debated at a federal level. Should the government legalize gay marriage for the entire country? Many would say yes, but other may disagree. Let’s look at all of the pros and cons of legalizing gay marriage in America.

    1. Benefits of Marriage
    Married couples are offered quite a few benefits from the government, which is a large reason many people decide to take the plunge into matrimony. Some of these include tax breaks, insurance benefits, and power of attorney for their partner. If gay marriage was legalized, these same benefits would be given to them.