Debates over gay marriage involve both legal and social arguments, for and against. Legal arguments on behalf of gay marriage tend to get more attention because it should be a matter of basic civil and equal rights. Yet, it's not demonstrable that gay marriage is harmful. On the contrary, there are good reasons to think that legalized gay marriage can benefit us all. Studies repeatedly demonstrate that people who marry tend to be better off financially, emotionally, psychologically, and even medically.
31 arguments against gay marriage (and why they’re all wrong)
8 Moral and Social Arguments for Gay Marriage
The American Family Association published a list of 10 arguments against same-sex marriage in Ostensibly a summary of James Dobson's Marriage Under Fire , the arguments made a very loose case against same-sex marriage based almost entirely on slippery slopes and out-of-context quotations from the Bible. If you've never seen this list before, your first reaction may be anger. But take a deep breath. The AFA did the world a favor by putting these frequently whispered but seldom spoken arguments out in plain view so they could be dismantled. The U.
Religious views on same-sex marriage
In the debate over gay marriage, opponents have many arguments that profess their belief that it should not be legal. These include many moral and religious reasons that point to a threat to the sacred institution of marriage. This debate brings up many questions. In an attempt to understand the issue, let's examine common arguments against same-sex marriage and why they may not stand up in modern America.
A Washington Post—ABC News Poll out last week says that support for gay marriage has reached an all-time high—58 percent of all Americans believe it should be legal. And that number is just going to grow, since 81 percent of people ages 18—29 are pro—gay marriage. Gay marriage is currently legal in nine states. Two others recognize out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples.