Turabian 8th ed. Studies also suggests a positive association between same-sex marriage and mental health among sexual minority populations Wight et al. Well, she asked that 1 take off my—my marriage ring. The concept of minority stress Brooks ; Meyer; Meyer and Frost is rooted in broader theories of social stress Dohrenwend ; Pearlinwhich posit that social stressors—events or circumstances that require individuals to adapt to changes intrapersonally, interpersonally, or in their environment—can diminish well-being.
And in a nation built on the principles of equal rights and separation of church and state, it only makes sense that the legal right to marry be available to all citizens. Since the US Supreme Court has declared 14 times that marriage is a fundamental right for all, according to the American Foundation for Equal Rights.
If civil marriage means the voluntary union of two persons as spouses, to the exclusion of all others how can this lead to an acceptance of polygamy and incest? Joe Torres, Manila.
Pro 2 Same-sex couples should have access to the same benefits enjoyed by heterosexual married couples. Prior to the US Supreme Court rendering their ruling resulting in the legalization of same-sex marriage in the USthere were many pro and con arguments related to whether or not same-sex marriage should be legalized.
It is very interesting to see what it has come from and where it has gone. The fight for the allowance of same-sex marriages has been a long process, and just recently the issue is coming more into the light of current politics.
In sum, the previously discussed forms of couple-level minority stressors corresponded to classically defined minority stressors experienced by sexual minority individuals Meyer , but these stress-ors resulted from being part of a same-sex couple and therefore would not be experienced by single sexual minority individuals.
The threat to children isn't their parents being gay; the threat to children is their parents not loving one another! The concept of couple-level minority stress extends beyond the experiences of people in same-sex relationships.