Contact us. Their morality and value as human beings are frequently questioned by individuals and organizations ignorant or unaccepting of current medical and social science literature concerning the gay population. Published September Risk of psychiatric disorders among individuals reporting same-sex sexual partners in the National Comorbidity Survey.
Census data are limited by the self-reported nature of the data collection, which is dependent upon the willingness of those surveyed to identify themselves as gay.
Position statement As explained by David S. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. There are 1, benefits, rights and protections available to married couples in federal law alone, according to a General Accounting Office assessment made in I almost didn't include this argument on the list because it's faded so dramatically in recent years as country after country, state after state has allowed gays and lesbians to marry with no measurable detriment to straight marriage or conventional families.
Notices are displayed on the public notice boards of the register office for 28 days. You can cancel at any time. Parker-Pope T. Cowlitz County issues first same-sex marriage licenses. It is unfair to oppress some people based on the views of few. Other intimacy-building activities you might try include:.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Pro 7 Marriage is not only for procreation, otherwise infertile couples or couples not wishing to have children would be prevented from marrying.
Historians find, for instance, that it destabilizes a society when some men take many wives and leave large numbers of other men without the opportunity to mate. References 1.