Sylvia Plath. Con 5 Allowing gay couples to wed could further weaken the institution of marriage. Until United States v. Retrieved April 3, See all books by Andrew Sullivan.
Courtney Pocock - October 20, Share on Twitter. Con 7 Gay marriage is contrary to the word of God and is incompatible with the beliefs, sacred texts, and traditions of many religious groups. MLA 8th ed. A June peer-reviewed University of Melbourne study showed that children raised by same-sex parents score about six percent higher than the general population on measures of general health and family cohesion.
Con 12 Marriage is a privilege, not a right.
It was as eloquent a statement of principle as the court hears these days. Academic Search Premier. Con 8 Legalizing gay marriage often leads to an end to domestic partnership benefits for gay and straight couples, which disadvantages couples who choose not to get married.
Retrieved October 6, Main article: History of same-sex marriage in the United States. Archived from the original on February 2, And I truly think it's the least -- the very least -- we can do now to grant gay people equal rights and opportunities; legal respect.
Girls who are raised apart from their fathers are reportedly at higher risk for early sexual activity and teenage pregnancy. Metro Weekly. Alabama Today.