We trust that this subtletly will not be mistranslated by Team USA. Converging lines of evidence also suggest that sexual orientation stigma and discrimination are at least associated with increased psychological distress and a generally decreased quality of life among lesbians and gay men.
Tricky, tricky. Why are people who are unable to reproduce allowed to marry?
First, we are talking about different levels of magnitude in respect to the consequences of these rights. Opponents of same-sex marriage often argue that children raised in same-sex households perform worse on a variety of life outcome measures when compared to those raised in a heterosexual household.
But views are largely unchanged over the last few years.
How can they produce a child of their own? If put to a popular vote, a motion for marriage equality will surely fail. Views Read Edit View history. While it stigmatized the local homosexual identity, the same colonialism made available a discussion and thus a discursive position which enabled the homosexualized bakla to speak.
Civil unions weaken the idea of marriage and are bad policy for the future of same-sex marriage. Furthermore if they bothered to read our evidence, they would see it indeed clearly single out this stereotype. That also means there is no way to determine that it is wrong, either.
The only example provided by the opposition of rights being equivalent when comparing civil unions and marriage is in South Africa, where couples have the free choice to select either option, even if they are homosexual. Secondly, what are the implications of question one for the debate on same-sex marriage?