Concerns regarding same-sex marriage and the family are at the forefront of the controversies over legalization of same-sex marriage. In the United States, an estimated 1 million to 9 million children have at least one lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex, or queer parent. Scientific research has been consistent in showing that lesbian and gay parents are as fit and capable as heterosexual parents, and their children are as psychologically healthy and well-adjusted as children reared by heterosexual parents. In , the American Academy of Pediatrics stated in Pediatrics :.
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What is the definition of marriage? What does the Bible say about interracial marriage? Is it right for a Christian to date or marry a non-Christian? Does a wife have to submit to her husband? What does it mean that husbands are to love their wives? How often should a married couple have sex?
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But culture warriors say the small numbers aren't reason to ignore the issue. Or will changing the legal definition of marriage change the way marriage will mean to everyone? We are all going to have to be re-educated. The Legislature there is now debating whether to change its constitution to ban such marriages but the licenses are already being distributed and a constitutional amendment would not be ratified before the May date the court set for allowing gay marriages. Mayors in California and New York have defied their state laws and begun marrying gay couples.
Push an absolutist hard enough with edge cases and you typically discover that they do indeed draw lines beyond which speech may not be permitted to go. How many celebrants of free speech advocate the elimination of libel and slander laws? But even if true absolutists exist, some of the people most often cited in support of free speech certainly were not so absolute.