Overview Scriptures Church Leaders Learning Resources Media All Topics Legal proceedings and legislative action in a number of countries have given civil recognition to same-sex marriage relationships, and the question of same-sex marriage continues to be widely debated. Marriage between a man and a woman was instituted by God and is central to His plan for His children and for the well-being of society.
Overview[ edit ] Public opinion of same-sex marriage in the United States has changed radically since polling of the American people regarding the issue were first conducted in This marked the first Pew poll where a majority of Baby Boomers supported same-sex marriage, and where a majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents did not oppose same-sex marriage.
This marked the first Gallup poll where a majority of Protestants supported same-sex marriage.
This marked the first Gallup poll where a majority of Americans aged 65 and older supported same-sex marriage. The margin of error was 1. As had been the case sincethere remained a wide partisan division.
It asked respondents to rate their feelings on the same-sex marriage issue on a 0— scale, with being "very warm" or favorable feelings, and 0 being "very cold" or unfavorable feelings.
The survey was conducted on a demographically representative survey of 1, U. However, on the question of a constitutional amendment, more were opposed than for it. The poll found that opposition to same-sex marriage had fallen slightly, as other polls found a sharper dip.If the arguer should reply that marriage between two people of the same sex cannot result in the procreation of children, and so must be a kind of sham marriage, which insults or parodies, and thus demeans, the real sort of marriage, we are back to the second argument.
Some same-sex marriage activists might wish to exclude certain moral and religious viewpoints from the same-sex marriage debate. Evidence shows, however, that religion and moral argumentation are often harnessed in support of same-sex marriage.
to allow people with same-sex attraction to marry someone of the same sex. Others 8 | Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Don’t Mess With Marriage | 9 The Catholic Church cares deeply about marriage because it is a fundamental good in itself, a foundation of human existence.
The Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage . Even within the Roman Catholic Church, there can be found a few a groups who support for same-sex marriage.
For example, while the Vatican and most of the Roman Catholic hierarchy oppose same sex marriages, there are a . The United Methodist Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (not to be confused with the Presbyterian Church in America, which opposes same-sex marriage) and the Episcopal Church have wrestled with the issue for years, often as part of a larger debate on the role of gays and lesbians in the church.