Main article: Same-sex marriage in Denmark. However, this is not seen as homosexual, but is instead a way for families without sons to keep their inheritance within the family. Civil unions and domestic partnerships afford many of the rights of marriage, thus marriage should not be expanded to include same-sex couples.
Marriage open to same-sex couples rings: individual cases. However, they do not count as marriages for the purpose of granting spousal residency rights.
One study surveyed more than 1, lesbian, gay and bisexual adults across the nation and found that respondents from the 25 states that have outlawed same-sex marriage had the highest reports of " minority stress "—the chronic social stress that results from minority-group stigmatization—as well as general psychological distress.
Allowing gay marriage would only further shift the purpose of marriage from producing and raising children to adult gratification. Last modified on July 10,
A trend of increasing support for same-sex marriage has been revealed across many countries of the world, often driven in large part by a generational difference in support. So widely shared, the tradition until recently had been adopted by all governments and major religions of the world.
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Public opinion of same-sex marriage in the United States has shifted rapidly since polling of the American people regarding the issue first began on an occasional basis in the s and a regular basis in the s, with support having consistently risen while opposition has continually fallen.
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Some of the opponents of same-sex marriage are religious groups such as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints , the Catholic Church , and the Southern Baptist Convention , all of which desire for marriage to remain restricted to opposite-sex marriages.