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• Same-sex marriage is a legally or socially recognized marriage between two persons of the same biological sex or social gender.
• Since 2001, ten countries and various otherjurisdictions have begun legally formalizing same-sex marriages, and the recognition of such marriages is a civil rights, political, social, moral, and religious issue in many nations.
• Theconflicts arise over whether same-sex couples should be allowed to enter into marriage, be required to use a different status (such as a civil union, which either grant equal rights asmarriage or limited rights in comparison to marriage), or not have any such rights. A related issue is whether the term marriage should be applied.
• Another argument in support ofsame-sex marriage is the assertion that financial, psychological and physical well-being are enhanced by marriage, and that children of same-sex couples benefit from being raised by twoparents within a legally recognized union supported by society’s institutions.
• Court documents filed by American scientific associations also state that singling out gay men and women asineligible for marriage both stigmatizes and invites public discrimination against them.
• Other arguments for same-sex marriage are based upon what is regarded as a universal humanrights issue, mental and physical health concerns, equality before the law,[14] and the goal of normalizing LGBT relationships.
• One argument against same-sex marriage arises from arejection of the use of the word "marriage" as applied to same-sex couples,[23] as well as objections about the legal and social status of marriage itself being applied to same-sex partnersunder any terminology.
• Other stated arguments include direct and indirect social consequences of same-sex marriages, parenting concerns,[24][25] religious grounds, and tradition.