While this trend is promising, empirical studies have focused primarily on LGB disease specific disparities e. BBC NewsSeptember 15, An issue can arise for same-sex couples looking to divorce, however, if they currently reside in a jurisdiction that does not recognize same-sex marriage.
While the production of children may indeed be a feature of many heterosexual marriages the capacity to procreate does not determine the legal validity of such marriages. Same-sex civil marriage would institutionalize the idea that children do not need both their mother and their father.
Yellen, and Michael L. Or that the number of children born outside of marriage continues to rise? With roots in religion, the sanctity argument posits that marriage is a "sacred" institution that only heterosexual couples should have access to. We can stand for the truth and be loving at the same time.
The first generation of Christians welcomed the idea of divine intervention with the word "Maranatha," which effectively means, "Come, Lord Jesus. Photos by Murray Lipp.
Keyword Search. Civil Liberties Expert. Calling all HuffPost superfans! This would be particularly important for men, who are more likely to abandon their children. Religious beliefs about marriage should never be enshrined in laws in ways that restrict the freedom of others who do not share those beliefs.
They were designed by God for one another.
If same-sex civil marriage becomes common, most same-sex couples with children would be lesbian couples. Message Please enter a message. The marriage licence form requested only the names of the bride and groom, not the sex of the applicants.