Proponents of legal gay marriage contend that gay marriage bans are discriminatory and unconstitutional, and that same-sex couples should have access to all.
Same-sex couples, too, may aspire to the transcendent purposes of marriage and . [Editor's Note: Prior to David Blankenhorn's June 22, 2012 Pro statement.
The share of Americans who favor same sex marriage has grown in recent years, though there are still demographic and partisan divides.
The majority of academic research is either non-committal or in favour of the benefits afforded by legalising same-sex marriage.
Same-sex marriage is the marriage of two people of the same sex or gender, entered into in a . In the United States and Canada, professional organizations including the American Anthropological Association, the American Academy of.