The arguments for Gay Marriage:
The topic of many a heated debate, gay marriage has been spawning controversy for years, and there are as many arguments for gay marriage as there are against it. The people on both sides of the gay marriage fence have fiercely opposing views, and some of the arguments put forward for gay marriage include...
The arguments against Gay Marriage:
Gay marriage has long been the topic of intense controversy, and there are many people worldwide that are strongly opposed to this type of unions. Focussing on the arguments used against gay marriage, there are many different arguments put forward, and these are summarised here...
Same Sex Marriage: A State or Federal Affair?
In February 2004, President George W. Bush endorsed a constitutional amendment that defines the term “marriage” as the unification between two people of the opposite sex. Bush said, “ If we're to prevent the meaning of marriage from being changed forever, our nation must enact a constitutional amendment to protect marriage in America." This revision, known as the Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA), declares the federal definition of marriage to be the union of a man and a woman.
Civil Unions: What are they and what do they entail?
The term “marriage” conjures up images of red hearts and two people in love. But a marriage is more than just a romantic notion. It is a legal status that offers rights and privileges while transcending countries and religions. Civil unions also unite two people in love, but the individuals are usually of the same gender. Same-sex partners are allotted certain benefits with civil unions. Unfortunately, those joined in civil unions do not enjoy the same number of privileges that married couples do...
Why won’t civil unions surfice?
Marriage offers more to people than just a couple of wedding rings and a commitment. Marriage is an institution creating a legal status that guarantees its members certain benefits and rights. But in most states of the U.S., as in many other countries throughout the world, same-sex couples are not granted the same privileges as the married even when in committed relationships...
Gay Partner Crusaders: Bios of those fighting for the right’s of same sex couples to be married:
Information on a small sampling of Gay Rights Activists, including Betty Degeneres, Sir Ian McKellan, Melissa Etheridge, Chastity Bono, and Rosie O’Donnell, and their work to help further the cause of Gay Partnership and Rights in the US.
Gay Partner Abuse:
When most people hear about abuse in a relationship they automatically think about a heterosexual relationship. However, it is important to remember that partner abuse goes on in gay relationships as well, and that this must be taken as seriously as it would be in a heterosexual relationship. Abuse in any relationship entails one partner causing mental or physical anguish to another through violence, threats, intimidation, or harassment.
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