Those who now argue that same-sex couples should be included, as a matter of civil right, within the legal definition of marriage are appealing to the constitutional principles of equal protection and equal treatment. Again, that is advice that could and should be given to any couple. The straight spouse may feel satisfied with having back the spouse they married. The authors found that gays and lesbians got married for very different reasons. The 1, couples in the study— lesbian and gay couples—were entering their first unions and were between the ages of 20 and
But it matters hugely whether you are attracted to your potential spouse or not.
Is it ever responsible for people with same-same attraction to get married?
About Pew Research Center Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. In the Swedish sample, a higher percentage of lesbian couples remained on the labor force together and, in some instances, having their incomes nearly match after marriage. And whilst I am convinced that some people with same sex attraction can and should get married to someone of the opposite sexJeremy and others are absolutely right to remind us of the profound damage that can be caused when someone ignores or refuses to be honest about their true sexual feelings and enters into a marriage, hoping that they will become sexually attracted to their spouse after the wedding. At this stage, both spouses feel humiliated. The straight spouse understandably becomes angry at the gay spouse for not being able or willing to go back into the closet. The appeal now being made for homosexual marriage rights is not an appeal for judges and lawmakers to reconsider past empirical judgments about similarities and differences between heterosexual and homosexual relationships.
Since then, several other European countries — including Spain, France, all of Scandinavia and, most recently, Ireland — have begun to sanction gay marriage. The concept of specialization also seems to play a lesser role in lesbian marriage compared to straight marriages. Those who want church weddings can have them, but marriage is a matter of civil law. No, this debate is about whether the law that now defines marriage is itself good or bad, right or wrong. When the gay spouse comes out of the closet, the straight spouse tends to go into one - bearing the secret that they are in a mixed- orientation marriage. Same-sex marriage is now legal across the United States, but research on the reasons gays and lesbians get married is sparse.