On june 26, 2015, the us supreme court issued a landmark ruling that granted same-sex couples a constitutional right to marry the 5-4 decision in obergefell v hodges legalized gay marriage nationwide, including in the 14 states that did not previously allow gays and lesbians to wed the decision. The earlier new jersey supreme court decision had required the state to offer the same legal rights to same-sex couples that married, opposite sex couples had the federal government did not recognize civil unions as marriages so couples in a civil union could not have access to the same federal benefits.
At present, the world and individual countries are as divided with regard to adoption as to other area of gay rights as of 2000, four states in the usa (arkansas, florida, mississippi and utah) have specifically outlawed gay adoption, as have some scandinavian countries (denmark, norway, and iceland) that show an otherwise lenient attitude to same-sex relationships. Gay couples in the state will have to continue to have one member of the couple formally adopt the child, she said, and then the other member has to come back later to do a second parent adoption—a similar process to a step parent adopting a stepchild. Should same-sex couples have the same marriage rights as heterosexual couples november 19, 2012 following the extension of civil marriage to same-sex couples over the pond in maine and in maryland, tcs wonders whether or not same-sex couples in the uk should still be restricted to 'civil partnerships' as opposed to civil marriages. Gay couples should have the same rights as married couples one of the leading political debates in our country today is the legalization of same-sex marriages the very image of marriage is evolving on an on-going basis due to society and the major changes between society defined unions.
Gay and lesbian couples should plan on making arrangements with respect to their children and the laws of their state same sex couples, just like heterosexual couples, are encouraged to make parenting agreements that set out in plain language the couple's understanding of their rights and responsibilities. When people think of gay rights, they think that homosexual people want to have special rights, rights that heterosexuals do not have, but this idea is completely wrong homosexuals just want to have the same rights as heterosexuals, nothing more, and nothing less. Marriage comes with many legal benefits in the united states, there are over 1,100 rights associated with married heterosexual couples, many of which are not available to homosexual couples gay advocates say that laws must not discriminate on sexual orientation. So, i actually feel that no one should stop gay couples from adoption and also our society should be mature enough to let a gay couple be and stop humiliating them this will then move forward to a more healthy society, as a child with family unit ie gay couples will grow stronger and more prepared for the real world.
Gay marriage rights should be equal to those attained by opposite sex couples otherwise, there is no such thing as equal rights domestic partnerships, same sex marriages and civil unions should all be considered equal to marriage. Gay couples should have the very same legal rights as heterosexuals do with regard to adoption there is absolutely no evidence to suggest that a child living in a home with two same-sex parents is any worse off than one living in a home with heterosexual parents. Same sex relationships should have the same legal status as heterosexual relationships under eu law equality for the gay and lesbian communities is best done through giving them the same legal rights as heterosexual individuals, however states are often reluctant to do so. Gay people have the same rights as any single person discrimination is only a concocted leverage that is created in the minds of gay people used for the purpose of furthering their cause. Now that same-sex marriage is legal, many of these rights are now granted in all states important rights that are now granted to same-sex married couples include: property rights : same-sex couples who marry now have the same rights as heterosexual couples with regard to property.
15 countries currently allow same-sex couples to marry, including the united states (in some states), the netherlands, south africa, canada, belgium, norway, spain, sweden, portugal, iceland, argentina, denmark, uruguay, new zealand, and france colorado is the only state to allow civil unions but not marriage between same-sex couples. The federal government will also recognize same-sex couples for key benefit programs like the radiation exposure compensation program and the september 11th victim compensation fund, holder said. Gays and lesbians should have the same rights to have relationships as everyone else, and should have the same employment opportunities someone is adopting everyday children all over the world the children wait joyfully for couples to come and adopted them.
Gay and lesbian couples should be able to marry and have access to the same rights, privileges and benefits that straight couples currently enjoy denying people this basic american right is the kind of discrimination that has no place in our laws, especially in a progressive state like wisconsin. On 26 june 2013 the defense of marriage act (doma), which excluded married gay couples from 1,138 federal protections and rights, was overturned and the respect for marriage act (rfma) was proposed by 2014, 17 states, washington dc and 8 native american tribes had adopted full equality.
It is very difficult, in terms of the state's interest in procreation, to explain why the marriage of two heterosexual seventy-year-olds should be permitted and the marriage of two men or two women should be forbidden—all the more because so many same-sex couples have and raise children. Romania's highest court has ruled that gay couples should have the same family rights as straight couples in a ruling preceding a referendum looking to ban same-sex marriage.
Same-sex couples should have access to the same benefits enjoyed by heterosexual married couples there are 1,138 benefits, rights and protections available to married couples in federal law alone, according to a general accounting office assessment made in 2004. Research overview of lesbian and gay parenting1 all of the research to date has reached the same unequivocal conclusion about gay parenting: the children of lesbian and gay parents grow up as successfully as the children of heterosexual parents. Romania's top court has ruled that gay couples should have the same family rights as heterosexuals, a judgment that comes before a referendum seeking to ban same-sex marriage the constitutional court has ruled that same-sex couples have the same rights to a private and family life as heterosexuals.