Photo by Melinda Green. When the Supreme Court took up the issue of gay marriage last month, Justice Antonin Scalia claimed that experts debate whether same-sex parents are bad for children. Siegel, a School of Medicine professor of pediatrics, coauthored a report , published by the American Academy of Pediatrics the week before the court case, arguing that three decades of research concur that kids of gay parents are doing just fine. The report cites estimates that gay couples and single parents are raising almost two million American children.
The Argument Against Gay Marriage: And Why it Doesn’t Fail
"A History of Same Sex Marriage" by William N. Eskridge Jr.
Previously, The University of Queensland. Edition: Available editions United States. Become an author Sign up as a reader Sign in. Delaware's Sarah McBride made history on Tuesday when she won a state Senate seat, becoming the US's highest-ranking transgender politician. The pontiff hasn't changed church teaching on marriage in indicating support for same-sex civil unions. Rather, he is reminding Catholics they should be concerned about justice for all. Desmond Tutu is by far the most high-profile African, if not global, religious leader to support lesbian and gay rights, and he has done so since the s.
Same-sex marriage and children’s well-being: Research roundup
Marriage benefits both individuals and societies, and is a fundamental determinant of health. Until recently same sex couples have been excluded from legally recognized marriage in the United States. Recent debate around legalization of same sex marriage has highlighted for anti-same sex marriage advocates and policy makers a concern that allowing same sex couples to marry will lead to a decrease in opposite sex marriages. Our objective is to model state trends in opposite sex marriage rates by implementation of same sex marriages and other same sex unions. Marriage data were obtained for all fifty states plus the District of Columbia from through
But for significant numbers of evangelicals and theologically conservative Christians in America, this is simply not a point that can be argued: When the Bible mentions homosexuality, it is to condemn it. As a result, the evangelical community is one of the major reservoirs of antigay sentiment in the United States today—perhaps the most important political constituency for the fight against gay marriage, and one whose unanimity on this issue has created a solid, unbudgeable pole in American political life. As other parts of America have shifted, including the Catholic laity, the evangelical position on homosexuality has seemed strikingly immutable.