Whether a marriage is between a man and a woman or two people of the same sex, the reasons behind getting married are the same. Share Share stories you like to your friends. Michael Cole. Yet, it always comes back to religion and religion-based animosity towards gays. What is truly "traditional" about modern marriage? Opposition to equal civil rights for gays comes in many forms. But it does not, in any way, violate their human rights.
Of further concern is research finding that in comparison to lesbian, gay and bisexual respondents living in areas where gay marriage was allowed, living in areas where it was banned was associated with significantly higher rates of:
Defining marriage in terms of sex begs the question of how we define a person's sex in the first place. Further reading: That line of argument is, I would argue, morally corrupt, but it has succeeded, in Taiwan and elsewhere, in convincing government officials and legislators that all sides in the debate should be heard out and countenanced.
The debate over the legalization of gay marriage in America is about more than just the status of gay couples.