Same-sex marriage also called gay marriage is the union of two individuals of the same sex in a marital relationshipwith the full legal rights and responsibilities allotted to this contract in a given jurisdiction. Legally defined marriage of homosexual couples is limited to a minority of jurisdictions at this time; more common is a " civil union ," which includes many of the all-important legal trappings, without the title "marriage" and the religious overtones some think are implied by the word. Supporters of same-sex marriage may refer to it as "marriage equality,"  while opponents may call it "redefining marriage,"  or may use scare quotes i.
Even now that same-sex marriage has become widely accepted in many countries, Christians cannot surrender. We must continue to lovingly and graciously stand for the truth. We have addressed this topic in a short booklet called Gay Marriage: right or wrong?
Posted May 28, We are told there are those in favour of same-sex marriage, and then there are the bigots. But allow me to make the case for traditional marriage as being between one man and one woman, writes Michael Jensen.
Editor's note: Bishop Harry R. Jackson Jr. He shares his thoughts on traditional marriage in "The Black Pulpit," a weekly series of opinion pieces that explores faith in the black community.
A leading Washington journalist argues that gay marriage is the best way to preserve and protect society's most essential institution. Two people meet and fall in love. They get married, they become upstanding members of their community, they care for each other when one falls ill, they grow old together.
Homosexuality is not natural, much like eyeglasses, polyester, and birth control are not natural. Heterosexual marriages are valid because they produce children. Infertile couples and old people cannot get legally married because the world needs more children.
Sharing personal information brings people closer together. Verified by Psychology Today. The Sexual Continuum. I'm not a historian, but a quick read of the history of marriage makes it clear that it has evolved and changed throughout history and that the current version is a relatively recent phenomenon.
Reader comments are listed below. Comments are currently closed and new comments are no longer being accepted. There would seem here to be those who argue for unfettered laissez faire in respect of human rights untroubled by the societal and budgetry consequences and direct social harm that this philosophy brings
Reader comments are listed below. Comments are currently closed and new comments are no longer being accepted. Wow, no wonder some straight people hate the idea of gay marriage, they can't live up to their own ideas on morals or obligations. It's sad that The Economist, usually an intelligent publication, has been as bad at thinking this proposal through as the politicians have.