Why Gay Marriage Is So Controversial in America 06/01/2012 05:18 pm ET Updated Aug 01, 2012 Barack Obama 's decision to support gay marriage has led to a debate about how it may influence the presidential election and the future of gay marriage in the United States.Author: Mugambi Jouet. Gay marriage legalization is correlated with lower divorce rates, while gay marriage bans are correlated with higher divorce rates. Massachusetts, which became the first US state to legalize gay marriage in 2004, had the lowest divorce rate in the country in 2008.
Feb 05, 2013 · Allowing gay couples to adopt children was once controversial. So was equalising the age of consent at 16. So was reducing the age of consent for same sex partners from 21, which happened as rececently as 1994. Nov 15, 2008 · On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is a right protected by the US Constitution in all 50 states. Prior to their decision, same-sex marriage was already legal in 37 states and Washington DC, but was banned in the remaining 13.
Yes, gay marriage should be such a controversial issue. Marriage between a man and a woman for the purpose or having children is a normal, usual human condition that has existed throughout human history. Apr 21, 2015 · Gay marriage controversy focuses on children. It is perhaps the most controversial component of the national debate over same-sex marriage: Who should raise children? Post to Author: Richard Wolf.