The Pros And Cons Of Same-Sex Marriage

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Another very popular claim made by opponents of same-sex marriage is that children that are adopted by homosexual couples are more likely to develop issues regarding their mental capabilities and that not having both a mother and a father might hinder their development to become responsible adults. Same-sex couples may become parents either by adoption or artificial insemination in an attempt to have a family. However, frequent debates are being done on whether they can be capable parents and raise children properly. Common arguments that opponents to this concept make are violation of children’s rights, abuse by the parents, adaption of unusual traits, and upbringing in a religiously inappropriate scenario. But a lot of research has been done on the psychological effects on…show more content…
No differences were found on psychosocial adjustment.” [5] As a result, there is enough evidence to remove any doubts regarding the fact that same sex couples can be able parents and this can no longer be used as an excuse to not allow same-sex marriages. One of the important reasons why people oppose homosexual marriages is that a notion has been created that these marriages would endanger “normal” heterosexual marriages. Popularity of marriage has already decreased with higher divorce rates and most people don’t even feel the need of getting married to have babies and there is an increase in the trend of having children out of wedlock. As a result, there is a belief that allowing gay couples to wed could further weaken the institution of marriage. “Traditional marriage is already threatened with high divorce rates (between 40% and 50%), and 40.7% of babies were born to unmarried mothers in 2012”.[8][26][27] Former US Senator and

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