As more information appears on this subject, society identifies that the arguments that are in opposition to gay marriage seem flawed, meaning that there is no logical or reasonable basis for denying same-sex couples access to the institution of marriage. The justices noted how marriage has been transformed from a union arranged by a couple's parents for financial reasons to a voluntary contract, and from a male-dominated relationship to an agreement where women have "equal dignity. This story has been updated to reflect Taiwan's status. In pictures: In April, the ruler of the tiny, oil-rich kingdom of Brunei announced he would introduce death by stoning for those convicted of gay sex.
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Canada U. The successful Cabinet bill was the only one to use the word "marriage. The remaining 13 states ban these unions, even as public support has reached record levels nationwide. Nowadays modern societies understand that it was an unfair law.
Gerard Rickhoff, who oversees marriage licenses in Bexar County, Texas, said that if same-sex couples are discriminated against elsewhere in the state, "Just get in your car and come on down the highway.