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Same-sex marriage data.

Same-sex marriage data.

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Student requested proposition
Same-sex marriage should be legalised in
 
Japan.
 
 
DATA 1:Japan allows its citizens same-sex marriage abroad (AFP)
Mar 27, 2009
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ostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5imtwjW1jvMoCTXZaa
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FP)
 
 
Japan has given the green light for its nationals to marry same-sexforeign partners in countries where gay marriage is legal
,
a justice ministry officialsaid
F
riday. Japan does not allow same-sex marriages at
h
ome and
h
as so far alsorefused to issue a key document required for citizens to wed overseas if t
h
eapplicant's intended spouse was of t
h
e same gender. Under t
h
e c
h
ange
,
t
he justiceministry has told local authorities to issue the key certificate -- which states aperson is single and of legal age -- for those who want to enter same-sexmarriages
,
t
h
e official told A
FP
."T
h
is is one step forward
,
" said Taiga Is
h
ikawa
,
w
h
o leads a gay support group. "GayJapanese
h
ave suffered a disadvantage... alt
h
oug
h
t
h
ey s
h
ould
b
e a
b
le to marry insome countries overseas." Same-sex marriage is allowed in countries including Spain
,
 t
h
e Net
h
erlands
,
Belgium
,
Canada
,
Sout
h
Africa and some US states.Copyrig
h
t
©
2010 A
FP
. All rig
h
ts reserved.
 
DATA 2
:
Overview of ¶gay marriage· worldwide; Obama quote..
 Gay marriage
,
also known as
same-sex marriag
e
,
is marriage
b
etween two persons oft
h
e same sex. By 2010
,
 
The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, Norway, Swedenand South Africa
 
h
ad all legalized same-sex marriage. T
h
e federal government of t
h
eUnited States does not recognize t
h
e marriages of same-sex couples
,
 
b
ut fiveAmerican states
h
ave legalized same-sex marriage:
New Hampshire, Connecticut,Iowa, Massachusetts, Vermont,
and
Washington, D.C
. However
,
 
President Obamahas regularly opposed same sex marriage
,
saying
,
"
I believe marriage is between aman and a woman
."[1]He didn't say t
h
at gay couples were
b
ad
,
noting t
h
at '
same-sexpartners should be able to visit each other in hospitals, « transfer property, (and )« get the same federal rights and benefits that are conferred onto marriedcouples
 
 
DATA 3: Same-sex acts are found among many species in the animal kingdom.
An often quoted source is t
h
at 10% of
h
umans prefer
same-sex
relations
h
ips
,
 
b
ut also a BruceBagem
h
i in
h
is
b
ook on animal sexuality said t
h
at
h
omosexuality and ot
h
er forms of so-called "deviant" sexuality are pervasive in wild animals; t
h
at
h
omosexuality
,
 
b
isexuality
,
transgender
,
group sex
,
and more
,
are common in nature.
DATA 4: Definitions of marriage
 
In
h
is
b
ook
The History of Human Marriage
(1921
)
,
 Edvard Westermarckdefined marriage as "
amore or less durable connection between male and female lasting beyond the mere act of propagation till after the birth of the offspring
."
[7]
 In
The Future of Marriage in Western Civilization
(19
36)
,
 
h
e rejected
h
is earlier definition
,
 instead provisionally defining marriage as "
a relation of one or more men to one or more womenthat is recognised by custom or law
".
Same-sex marriage (history)
There is a long history of recorded same-sex unions around the world. It is believed that same-sex unions were celebrated in Ancient Greece and Rome, some regions of China, such asFujian,and at certain times in ancient European history. A law in theTheodosian Codeissued in 342CE prohibited same-sex marriage in ancient Rome, but the exact intent of the law and itsrelation to social practice is unclear, as only a few examples of same-sex marriage in thatculture exist.
 
 
DATA 4:
K
ey questions:
 
We
h
ave to ask ourselves t
h
e following questions:
 
W
h
at is t
h
e function of ¶marriage·? Is it primarily to
h
ave and to
b
ring up c
h
ildren?
 
W
h
y do people dislike t
h
e idea of ¶same-sex· marriage? Is it O
K
to t
h
ink ofsomeone w
h
o is in a ¶same-sex· relations
h
ip as acting in an accepta
b
le way?
 
How would you feel if a mem
b
er of your family wanted a same-sex marriage?
 
Can t
h
e definitions of marriage include same-sex marriage (look at your owndictionary and t
h
e a
b
ove definitions
)
?
 
Would ¶gay marriage· make t
h
e institution of marriage stronger
,
at a time w
h
enmany people are living toget
h
er as ¶partners·?
 
Do you t
h
ink ¶same-sex· marriage would
h
elp prevent t
h
e spread of sexualdiseases?
 
Can people in a ¶same-sex· relations
h
ip or marriage
b
e ¶good parents·? S
h
ouldt
h
ey
b
e allowed to ¶adopt· a c
h
ild? W
h
y or w
h
y not?

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