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Marriage is the union of a man and a woman who make a permanent and exclusive commitment to each other of the type that is naturally (inherent) fulfilled by bearing and rearing children together. The spouses seal and renew their union by conjugal acts acts that constitute the behavioral part of the process of reproduction, thus uniting them as a reproductive unit.

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is marriage between two persons of the same biological sex and/or gender identity. Legal recognition of same-sex marriage or the possibility to perform a samesex marriage is sometimes referred to as marriage equality or equal marriage, particularly by supporters.

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE Same-sex marriage defined between are or of as two a people is union who sex. and

the same gender biological nations other jurisdictions Since 2001, ten

have made this type of union legal. Whether or not to recognize such marriages remains a source of debate as far as civil rights, political and social issues go. The first laws in modern times enabling same-sex marriage were enacted during the first decade of the 21st century. As of 19 August 2013, fifteen countries Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Uruguay and some sub-national jurisdictions allow same-sex couples to marry. It is obvious from the varying definitions of marriage that this topic carries with it a large amount of controversy. Those who support samesex marriage often argue that love is grounds enough for marriage, regardless of sexual orientation.

Those who are opposed often cite religious viewpoints and concerns about the rearing of children as the main reasons for their opposition. The conflict over same-sex marriage is not a simple one. It involves many legislative, cultural, religious and family issues. From a legal standpoint, those on the opposing side of the gay marriage discussion often believe that the rights of marriage should be restricted to couples who are of the opposite sex. Those who are for it believe that marriage is a civil right and should not have restrictions to those of a particular sexual orientation. Calling something marriage does not make it marriage. Marriage has always been anagreement between a man and a woman which is by its nature ordered toward the procreation and education of children and the unity and wellbeing of the spouses. The promoters of same-sex marriage propose something entirely different. They propose the union between two men or two women. This refutes the self-evident biological, physiological, and psychological differences between men and women which find their complementarity in marriage. The most basic argument presented by gay marriage opponents purports that marriage between two people of the same sex is "not natural" and is in violation of the "natural order." At this level of the debate, there is very little exploration of the inherent validityof samesex marriage but rather a fixation on the notion that homosexuality is unnatural.

Opponents of equality often argue that the institution of marriage is essentially exists to assist with procreation and the raising of children. They reason that because two people of the same sex cannot procreate, they should not be allowed to marry.


Same-sex marriage opposes nature. Two individuals of the same sex, regardless of their race, wealth, stature, erudition or fame, will never be able to marry because of an insurmountable biological impossibility. Marriage is considered the union of a couple (male and female) open to procreation and, therefore, capable of giving rise to a family. With regard to the latter, it is necessary to clarify that the reason for the marriage is not affection among those who are married, but their survival function of society, which does not happen in homosexual unions which are, essentially, infertile.