We are lean, independent and non-profit. Support us by joining the RA. In rallying in opposition to marriage reform, religious campaigners claim that their arguments are grounded in reason and common sense. But take a closer look and you'll spot the homophobia, says Jason Wakefield.
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Gay Marriage Around the World | Pew Research Center
Marriage, as a social institution, has been around for thousands of years. Within the last decades the institution of marriage has changed more than in thousands of years before. Here we present the data behind these fast and widespread changes, and discuss some of the main drivers behind them. The proportion of people who are getting married is going down in many countries across the world. The chart here shows this trend for a selection of countries. You can change the selection of countries using the option Add country directly in the interactive chart.
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Prior to their decision, same-sex marriage was already legal in 37 states and Washington DC, but was banned in the remaining Proponents of legal gay marriage contend that gay marriage bans are discriminatory and unconstitutional, and that same-sex couples should have access to all the benefits enjoyed by different-sex couples. Opponents contend that marriage has traditionally been defined as being between one man and one woman, and that marriage is primarily for procreation.
About Follow Donate. A growing number of governments around the world are considering whether to grant legal recognition to same-sex marriages. So far, 30 countries and territories have enacted national laws allowing gays and lesbians to marry, mostly in Europe and the Americas.