The First Amendment to the United States Constitutionwhich is part of the United States Bill of Rightsexpressly forbids laws being made "respecting an establishment of religion" and that prohibit the free exercise of religion. One source of controversy is how same-sex marriage affects freedom of religion. The onus is on them to create a better argument. Archived from the original on March 3, The increase in the share of adults who favor same-sex marriage is due in part to generational change.
At the United States Unitarian Universalist General Assemblydelegates voted overwhelmingly that they would perform same-sex marriage ceremonies, and the church has been performing weddings with and without state sanction ever since.
Public opinion of same-sex marriage in the United States
Public Religion Research Institute. Opponents of gay marriage often cite Scripture. Both of these diminish our ability to contribute and to coexist. Support and affirmation of marriage rights for same-sex couples generally comes from certain Christian denominations that are considered theologically liberal. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts.
Over the past two decades, there has been a dramatic increase in public acceptance of homosexuality, as well as same-sex marriage. But the share of Democrats who say belief in God is not a condition for morality has increased over this period. Among Democrats and Democratic leaners, majorities of all generational cohorts support allowing gays and lesbians to marry, though support is greater among younger generations: Rights and responsibilities of marriages in the United States. This would stabilize a significant segment of our society, and we would all of us be better able to acknowledge our diversity. Retrieved October 8, Peter Ellerton does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.