Gay and lesbian marriages rights articles

The bans on gay marriage in 13 states across America have been ruled unconstitutional. But what did Plato really believe about all sexuality? A scholar takes a look. Yes or No to equal marriage rights?

The 28 countries around the world where same-sex marriage is legal

Marriage: Countries where same sex unions are officially legal

A gay-marriage advocate in Boston explained to a radio reporter that marriage is a civil matter, not a church affair. Those who want church weddings can have them, but marriage is a matter of civil law. And since it is unconstitutional to deny equal civil rights to citizens, it is unconstitutional to deny to homosexual couples the right to marry. At this important moment in the U.

Same-Sex "Marriage" Is Not a Civil Right

A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. To date, only 29 out of the countries in the world have legalized same-sex marriage. In many of the marriage-related privileges allowed to heterosexual couples were extended to same-sex couples. Then in December , despite opposition from the country's Christian Democratic Party, legislation passed that expanded the definition of marriage to include people of the same sex. This allowed same-sex couples to marry, divorce, and adopt children.
Alternative terms[ edit ] Some proponents of legal recognition of same-sex marriage, such as Freedom to Marry and Canadians for Equal Marriage , use the terms marriage equality and equal marriage to indicate that they seek the recognition of same-sex marriage on equal ground with opposite-sex marriage as opposed to special rights. The Associated Press warns that the construct gay marriage can imply that the marriages of same-sex couples are somehow different from the marriages of opposite-sex couples. You may improve this section , discuss the issue on the talk page , or create a new article , as appropriate.
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