Opponents of marriage equality usually insist that marriage is only legitimate when it's between a man and a woman. Bursch really screwed up at this point. But, it argued that depriving lesbians and gay men the tangible and intangible benefits of marriage is not only an act of discrimination — it also: Yet, it's not demonstrable that gay marriage is harmful. But the easiest response is that plural marriage is just way more complicatedso it's a much larger shift than simply letting gays and lesbians marry. And how did that work out for them?
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Austin Cline, a former regional director for the Council for Secular Humanism, writes and lectures extensively about atheism and agnosticism. Children in stable, married households can be better off than those who aren't. Canada U. What should states do, she asked, when a year-old straight couple asks for a marriage license?
Closely connected with the idea that marriage is necessarily religious is the belief that marriage is sacred or even a type of sacrament.