The argument about the structural identity of marriage is not a legal argument about how people should be treated within the bonds of that structure. Recognition of same-sex unions in India. The Case for Gay and Straight Marriage". Psychological adjustment, school outcomes, and romantic relationships of adolescents with same-sex parents. Published January 5,
First, however, one must understand how societal prejudice adversely affects such outcomes.
Same-Sex "Marriage" Is Not a Civil Right
Other type of partnership. Those who want church weddings can have them, but marriage is a matter of civil law. British Judge Sir Nicolas Bratzathen head of the European Court of Human Rights, delivered a speech in that signaled the court was ready to declare same-sex marriage a "human right", as soon as enough countries fell into line. In Vietnam, currently only a marriage between a man and a woman is recognized. The obvious inference is that same-sex marriage is somehow of lesser value than is heterosexual marriage; the underlying fear is often that marriage equality will actually cause societal harm. In Octoberthe Estonian legislature, the Riigikoguapproved a civil union law open to both opposite-sex and same-sex couples. Archived from the original on 9 January
Retrieved 18 May Subsequently, protests have been staged by groups opposing and by groups supporting legalization. Mortality among men and women in same-sex marriage: Female same-sex marriage is practiced among the GikuyuNandiKambaKipsigisand to a lesser extent neighboring peoples. Archived from the original PDF on 11 May In Vietnam, currently only a marriage between a man and a woman is recognized.