This is possibly due to the stigmatisation they receive. A government must put its foot down and signal that pseudo-science, disinformation and religious confabulation will not have equal weight when issues are debated at special hearings or in the chambers of the legislature. Freedom of expression, however, becomes something else when the views and beliefs of a certain group — in this case, anti-LGBT organizations and Churches — translate into action thats seeks to limit the human rights of a minority. The argument that something new or some change would undermine or destroy a valued institution is almost inevitable. Editors Adam K. Post Views:
Symbols are important; they are a common cultural currency which we each use to help create our sense of self.
These include the right of one partner to make medical decisions for the other and the joint ownership of a home or other property. Although it would be irresponsible to suggest the research is unanimous, the majority is either noncommittal unclear conclusions or demonstrates the benefits of same-sex marriage. Yet, it always comes back to religion and religion-based animosity towards gays.
The mental health benefits of marriage generally are well-documented.