Thursday, May 7, 2009

Same-sex unions in the U.S.A

This is a very personal and touchie subject for a lot of people if you can't handle the facts click on the big X in the right hand corner at the top :)

Iowa state Supreme Court ruled unanimously on April 3 that it is illegal to discriminate against same-sex couples by denying them the right to marry. The first gay marriages in the state took place April 27.

The Human Rights Campaign, a gay and lesbian rights organization, praised Maine's new law.

"This law is simply about making sure that loving, committed couples, and their families, receive equal rights and responsibilities. This is a step that will strengthen Maine families," Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese said in a written statement.

A slim majority of Americans are against legal recognition for same-sex marriage, CNN polling found last month. Fifty-four percent of adults questioned in an April 23-26 nationwide CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll said marriages between gay or lesbian couples should not be recognized as valid, while 44 percent said they should be considered legal.

But there was a huge gap between the opinions of younger and older people, with younger people far more likely to approve of gay marriage.

Nearly 6 in 10 people ages 18 to 34 said same-sex marriages should be legal. Just over 4 in 10 people ages 35 to 49 agreed. Numbers were similar for 50- to 64-year olds, while only 24 percent of people 65 and older agreed.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Same sex marriage is NOT equivalent to polygamy Pharisee...

Rozita said...

Anon,

Your right it's NOT. We will be adressing that in another post :)

WC said...

"Same sex marriage is NOT equivalent to polygamy Pharisee..."
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Yeah, it's much more despicable and heinous.

Anonymous said...

WC:

You're right!!! Polygamy is much much more despicable and heinous. Polygamy is also perverted and un-natural... Thank you for stating your opinion!!!