What Is The Cultural And Social Effects Of Same Sex Marriage

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As said by Chief Justice Roberts himself, “If you are among the many Americans — of whatever sexual orientation — who favor expanding same-sex marriage, by all means celebrate today’s decision, Celebrate the achievement of a desired goal. Celebrate the opportunity for a new expression of commitment to a partner. Celebrate the availability of new benefits....”. This quote along with many others justifies just how remarkable June 26, 2015 was for many Americans in the U.S. as well as government officials. To date, the arguments trying to explain the cultural and behavioral effects of same sex marriage is mainly beliefs, not facts. Legalizing same sex marriage is a very dynamic topic and has major influences on the U.S. in many ways on things …show more content…
Hodges influences many individuals in the U.S., especially children/adolescence. Legalizing same sex marriage affects younger children because they will be growing up in a different world, where same sex couples are getting married all the time and eventually starting legal families. This would expand the scope of same-sex married parenting causing more children to grow up with two of the same gendered parents, which is not necessarily a bad thing at all. Marriage conveys such public and private economic benefits as family leave from work and spousal health insurance eligibility (Meezan, Rauch, 2005). Not only same sex, but marriage in general helps move children out of foster care and into caring homes and eliminating cohabitation. The second area where same-sex marriage might benefit children is in the durability and stability of the parental relationship. (Meezan, Rauch, 2005). Research has shown that marriages are more stable and durable than cohabitation, and stability is very important when it comes to raising children. There are no scientific basis concluding that gay fathers or lesbian mothers are unfit parents based on their sexual orientation, research suggest that lesbian and gay parents are as likely as heterosexual parents to provide supportive and healthy environments for their children. (Meezan, Rauch, 2005). Along with individuals, communities are also influenced by legalizing same sex …show more content…
Because same sex couples have made great progress in terms of legal rights in the United Stares and can now legally get married, they may feel more entitled to show affection in public. This is due to the fact that they are married and the idea of lesbian and gay couples is more socially acceptable/established in society. Same sex marriages can lead to more comfortable relationships and more comfort in the community where they are living. Even though same sex couples are more acceptable, and PDA may also become more common, not everyone agrees that is is okay. A new study finds that many people who are pro-gay rights in legal matters still explicitly frown upon homosexual public displays of affection (American Sociological Association, 2014). The influence of PDA in communities due to the legalization of same sex marriage can be debated as being a positive or negative affect among the specific community members. Additionally, Obergefell v. Hodges may also influence the U.S. at the society/Federal

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