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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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Why does Southeast Asia have a resistance towards allowing same-sex marriages?

BANGKOK (AP) — Lawmakers in Thailand’s lower house of Parliament overwhelmingly approved a marriage equality bill on Wednesday that would make the country the first in Southeast Asia to legalize equal ...
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Blood donation policies in some countries

I was reading this Wikipedia page and I found that in some of the countries the color of the two maps differ. For example, in India men who have sex with men may not donate blood (permanent deferral). ...
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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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Does Amy Coney Barrett’s record suggest she would vote to overturn Obergefell v. Hodges?

Quoted in Bloomberg after the first day of Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing: Democratic Senator Chris Coons of Delaware said Barrett’s confirmation could endanger Supreme Court precedents ...
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What does ECJ ruling about residency rights of gay spouses actually mean for the EU countries that do not recognize same-sex marriage?

According to Independent European Court of Justice ruled that all EU countries must recognize residency rights of gay spouses: All European Union countries must recognise the residency rights of ...
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Does the phrase "Bake the cake, bigot!" have a specific origin? [closed]

I sometimes see the phrase "Bake the cake, bigot!" on the internet, predominantly from American conservatives mocking American liberals. While I'm aware of more than one lawsuit involving anti-gay-...
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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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Why is it so hard to obtain gay marriage recognition at EU level?

According to this article two men who got married in 2010 and attempted to move to Romania realized that their marriage cannot be recognized: Romanian LGBT activist Adrian Coman and his American ...
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Do any countries allow same-sex marriage and prohibit adultery?

Taiwan is set to legalize same-sex marriage, and adultery is illegal in that country. Are there any countries where same-sex marriage is currently legal and adultery is not? Ideally, they should be ...
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Why did the UK Conservative government push through gay marriage?

There seems to be a widespread sense that the Conservative UK government pushed through legislation to legalise gay marriage. There appeared to be no great angst with the status quo for gay couples (...
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What do people against state recognition of same-sex marriage think of the fourteenth amendment in US law?

From Christianity SE. Please migrate me to Law SE if needed. Thanks. From what I understand, the fourteenth amendment in American law is interpreted by the SCOTUS to be implying that bans on same-sex ...
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Equal rights for Lesbian or Gay couples without "redefining" marriage

What is the mindset of the people who support equal civil rights for homosexuals but disagree with Obergefell v. Hodges because it redefines the word "marriage", which they believe is a sacred thing ...
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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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Has any same-sex common-law spouse claims been made in court? [closed]

Same-sex marriage is legal in 13 states California* (June 26, 2013), Connecticut (Nov. 12, 2008), Iowa (Apr. 24, 2009), Massachusetts (May 17, 2004) Delaware (May 7, 2013), Minnesota (May 14, 2013),...
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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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If Supreme Court rules against Proposition 8 in CA, will that affect any other states?

Tehnically, US Supreme Court would be ruling merely on whether California's Proposition 8 (marriage is only recognized between men and women) is constitutional. Many other states have laws etc... ...
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How much is opposition to same sex marriage costing GOP electorally?

One of the reasons that some people are stated to be preferring Democrat over Republican party when voting is the fact that the former are perceived as supporting gay marriage, while the latter ...
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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 there any notable Gay Rights groups advocating "Get the Government out of marriage" solution to same-sex marriage?

One of the main arguments made in favor the of US (or non-US) Government recognizing same-sex marriage is the "equality" one - that heterosexual couples have unequal rights with same-sex couples in ...
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Prohibition on incestual marriage vs same sex marriage - what does the data say?

Two of the related arguments made by people who oppose same-sex marriage (especially those who do it on the basis of "marriage is for raising kids"): The slippery slope argument. Usually goes "if you ...
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