Adult Relationships And Same Sex Marriage

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It is unclear what percentages of adult relationships are polyamorous in America, as there is limited research with this population. However, it is evident that many Americans find this alternative to monogamy beneficial. When compared to monogamous individuals, polyamorous individuals experience greater levels of intimacy in their relationships (Morrison, Beaulieu, Brockman, & Beaglaoich, 2013). Per the research, polyamory is potentially a fulfilling alternative to traditional monogamous relationships for those who choose polyamory in place of monogamy.
Historically, there is limited evidence for cultures that that relied on same sex marriage as a primary relationship structure. However, currently there is growing cultural acceptance of same sex marriage and gay-affirming communities in which same sex relationships and same sex marriages experience support (Baunach, 2012). According to the 2010 United States Census, same sex households¬¬–also called unmarried same sex partner households–grew by 80.4% between the 2000 and 2010 US Census. One June 26th of 2015, the American Supreme Court ruled that banning same-sex marriage in any U.S. state was unconstitutional (Pew Research, 2015). This new occurrence will offer an opportunity for more research regarding same-sex marriage culture. In addition to this, attitudes regarding same sex relationship have changed. Between 1988 and 2010, research shows that attitudes toward same sex marriage demonstrate a cultural
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