The mental health benefits of marriage generally are well-documented. On June 26,the U. There are considerable mental health and wellbeing benefits conferred on those in the fortunate position of being able to marry legally. Opponents of same-sex marriage often argue that children raised in same-sex households perform worse on a variety of life outcome measures when compared to those raised in a heterosexual household. Not a single study has found children of lesbian or gay parents to be disadvantaged in any significant respect relative to children of heterosexual parents. And there are associated deleterious impacts of being denied this opportunity.
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And following a recent court rulingTaiwan appears to be on track to join the list. This is possibly due to the stigmatisation they receive. The benefits accrue to society as a whole, whether you are in a same-sex relationship or not. Views Read Edit View history. Related Religion Feb 6,