Gay Adoption

Find gay adoption statistics and learn the factors involved with gay couples adopting in each state. 1. Gay Adoption: America According to U.S. Census Bureau data, the number of children living with same-sex parents has doubled since 2000. How much of that is from adoption is not clear, but the emergence of a younger generation of gay-friendly biological parents emerges has increased that amount. Homophobia raised past controversy does not affect them. These progressive birth parents consider domestic stability, relationship quality and financial security. However, if you are gay and wish to adopt, whether you are single or a couple...

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Gay Marriage Facts & Statistics

Find facts and statistics surrounding gay marriage including some gay marriage firsts. 1. Hawaii's Gay Wedding Attempts Between March 1990 and June 1990, gay rights groups planning a lawsuit to gain legal marriage were involved in planning for the 1990 Hawaii Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade. As a form of protest, the group proposed that a large group of couples gather at the parade and be married by licensed ministers, before the beginning the lawsuit the next day. Thirty same-sex couples were recruited for the mass ceremony. Rev. Eugene Moore, pastor of the Ke Auenue O Ke Aloha Metropolitan Community...

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Gay Marriage Debate

Know the pros and cons of same sex marriage that are being cited in the gay marriage debate. Learn the rights of gay couples in California, New York, and Hawaii. 1. Gay Divorce Negates Marriage Need The argument that gay marriage raises divorce rates is not panning out, according to an article on Findlaw by a Boston divorce attorney. A paper by Jonathan Eggleston of the University of Virginia also shows the same findings.In fact, research from the newest census, along with studies from the Center for Disease Control’s National Vital Statistics System, shows that states allowing gay marriage have...

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Gay Marriage Resources

Find gay marriage resources including advice on preparing for your gay wedding and finding a same sex wedding gift registry. 1. Hawaii Gay Marriage Resources Gay rights groups in Hawaii have been fighting for the legalization of gay marriage since 1980. Gay groups have developed the Gay Marriage Bureau as a resource for couples looking to get hooked in Hawaii, providing information on the history of the struggle in Hawaii and a list of resources for couples looking to wed. Although gay marriage has not been legalized in Hawaii, the Gay Marriage Bureau maintains an inspiringly positive attitude on the...

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Gay Marriage Laws

Gay Marriage Laws Learn about gay marriage laws, gay marriage amendments and other legal issues affecting gay and lesbian couples. 1. Court vs. Legislature in Gay Marriage Debate  Most of the action taken in the gay marriage debate has been through court cases mounted by gay couples who demand the right to marry or to have their foreign marriage recognized in their home country. An important aspect of couples bringing cases to court is that these cases challenge courts, and the governments that support them, to justify their stands on gay marriage through the law. If courts and governments cannot establish that...

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Opposition to Gay Marriage

Learn about the arguments against gay marriage, efforts to ban gay marriage by state, and the Pope's stance on gay marriage. 1. Virginia's Marriage Ban Although Virginia does not prohibit same-sex sexual activity within the state, it does not currently allow same-sex couples to marry or form a civil union. At the end of 2006, Virginia voters passed an amendment to the state constitution that restricted marriages to heterosexual couples. Because of this law, marriages between partners of the same sex will not be performed or recognized within the state. Public opinion on same-sex marriage in Virginia is somewhat divided....

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For Gay Marriage

Learn about the arguments for gay marriage, the rights of gay partners, rainbow jewelry, and the celebrities that have taken a pro gay marriage stance. 1. Pride and Rainbow Jewelry The colors used in pride jewelry reference the rainbow pride flag, which was introduced as a symbol of gay pride in the late seventies. Each color stands for a characteristic of the gay community. In the original flag there was pink for sex, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sun, green for nature, turquoise for art, indigo for harmony, and violet for spirit. The original flag had to be...

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Gay Wedding Ceremonies

Learn about gay wedding ceremonies including Jewish, Baptist, Anglican and other religious gay wedding ceremonies. 1. Gay Jewish Ceremony Same-sex marriage is not supported in orthodox Judaism, but like most religions there are Rabbis that are willing to support a couple's union despite sexual orientation or interfaith issues. American Rabbi Miriam Jerris advocates Secular Humanist Judaism and has adapted the Jewish wedding ceremony for gay couples. The different belief systems of Secular Humanist Judaism means that although religious traditions are incorporated into the gay wedding ceremony, the focus is on the human aspects of their union rather than on any...

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Gay Divorce

Learn how gay divorce affects the gay marriage debate and read about the first gay divorce cases in Massachusetts and Canada. 1. Gay Divorce in the Gay Marriage Debate   Generally, the only mention of gay divorce in the gay marriage debate has been as a reason to ban gay marriage. Anti gay marriage groups bring up instances of gay divorce to show the instability of gay relationships. However, gay divorce is one more reason that gay couples should be allowed to marry. The need to create a legal status for gay and lesbian couples is due to all the rights...

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