- Denying them is a violation of religious freedom (civil and religious marriages are two separate institutions).
- Marriage benefits (such as joint ownership, medical decision-making capacity) should be available to all couples.
- Homosexuality is an accepted lifestyle nowadays with most
evidence strongly supporting biological causation.
- Denying these marriages is a form of minority discrimination.
- It doesn't hurt society or anyone in particular.
- The only thing that should matter in marriage is love.
- The number of child adoptions should increase since gay couples cannot pro-create (although some might
see an increase in gay adoptions as an argument against same-sex marriages).
- It encourages people to have strong family values and give up high-risk sexual lifestyles.
- The same financial benefits that apply to man-woman marriages apply to same-sex marriages.
- Most religions consider homosexuality a sin.
- It would weaken the definition and respect for the institution of marriage.
- It would further weaken the traditional family values essential to our society.
- It could provide a slippery slope in the legality of marriage (e.g. having multiple wives or
marrying an animal could be next).
- It confuses children about gender roles and expectations of society, and only a man & woman can pro-create.
- The gay lifestyle is not something to be encouraged, as a lot of research shows it leads to a much lower
life expectancy, psychological disorders, and other problems.