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Questions tagged [same-sex-marriage]

Also known as gay marriage, SSM is a major part of the gay rights movement. Use this tag to ask about both the political actions and surrounding issues.

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What non-religious arguments, if any, are used against LGBT rights in general and marriage equality in particular?

It appears to me that opposition to marriage equality comes primarily from religious groups, in particular from the Abrahamic religions. Quoting Wikipedia: Many forms of religions, including the ...
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Are clergy required to perform interracial and/or same-sex marriages in the United States?

In Loving v. Virginia, the United States Supreme Court invalidated laws against interracial marriages. This, along with laws around equal protection and non-discrimination made for a compelling ...
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Why do many liberal countries criminalize incest?

Many/most liberal countries have legalized homosexuality. Presumably one of the main reasons for doing so is that consensual sex between two adults ought not to be a crime, because there is no victim. ...
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In Muslim-minority countries, is it unusual for Muslim MPs or lawmakers to vote in favour of gay marriage or related legislation?

In Did all of Germany's Muslim MPs voted in favor of same-sex marriage? on Skeptics.SE, someone was surprised by a claim that Germany's Muslim MPs voted in favour of gay marriage. I wasn't that ...
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Legality of same-sex marriage compromise law

There are currently a number of states which permit same-sex marriage, and others which outright prohibit and refuse to recognize it. The latter laws are currently being challenged in courts all over ...
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