The Pros And Cons Of Gay Marriage

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UCLA, found in the first five years gay marriage was allowed in Massachusetts in 2004, wedding expenditures added $111 million to the states economy (Gay). The Congressional Budget Office estimated in 2004 that if federal recognized gay marriage, it would cut the budget deficit by around $450 million per year. With the multiple arguments for supporting gay marriage, there are equally as many for the opposing arguments. One of the more common arguments is gay marriage is contrary to the word of God and incompatible with many beliefs and traditions of many religious groups. In the bible, Leviticus 18:22 states, “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.” Pope Benedict stated in January 2012 that gay marriage would threaten “the future of humanity itself.”
Another big argument for the opposing side is children deserve to have a mother and father. Girls without a father are reportedly at a higher risk for early sexual activity and teenage pregnancy. This study and the work of David Popenoe, suggests s fathers pheromones influence their daughters biological development. They act as a role model for their daughters to show them good qualities to look for in a male. For boys the father acts as a model of how to treat girls. The way the father acts is how the son will most commonly act. Fathers excel in reducing the antisocial and delinquency in young males. Children also need a mother. Mothers are able to notice nonverbal cues infants possess. They

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