How do labor unions benefit from the legalization of same-sex marriage?
their faith in humanity is restored...? :)
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ND, SD, MO, AR, TN, KY, OH, MI, MS, LA, GA, TX. I believe that isall.
Same-sex marriage is not legal in Texas because on November 8, 2005, 76% of voters passed an amendment to the state constitution prohibiting same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage is not legal in Texas because on November 8, 2005, 76% of voters passed an amendment to the state constitution prohibitin…g same-sex marriage. (MORE)
Same-sex marriage was legalized in Pennsylvania on May 20, 2014, pursuant to a federal court decision striking down Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage. Civil Unions are not legal in Pennsylvania.
Yes, in fact gays do have the legal right to same-sex marriage inmany places. Further (if being literal), gays continue to have the legal rightto heterosexual marriages globally. They are already allowed to get married in civilized, tolerantcountries. There are several such countries in Europe, fo…r example. I hope so because I'm gay and i Ã®ï¿½ï¿½ my boyfriend. A: Gay marriage is legal in many countries. Just be patient! (MORE)
Civil unions are the legal partnership that provides the benefitsof marriage to same-sex couples. Also, it is known as a marriage and, in Europe, a civilpartnership. Let's not forget marriage, which also provides the benefits ofmarriage to same-sex couples.
The key is communication and education. Research Figure out why you are for gay marriage, and read articles and talk to people to get more reasons. Make sure to fact check things you are told, as it hurts your cause if you are found to be lying, even if the lying is unintentional. Communit…y Speak to other people in your community about the issue, and find out their reasons for and against gay marriage. Some people may be on one side, but do not know all their reasons or can not articulate their reasons. In such a case, you can either provide additional reasons for their beliefs, or provide counterarguments to them. Either way, you are arming your community with knowledge, which goes a long way. Politicians At a legislative level, write to your representatives in office. Gay marriage is a state issue, and will probably not become a federal issue for many years due to the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Contact your state politicians. Organizing your community in shows of strength and unity can go a long way in convincing politicians to decide on this important issue. Other Media Creating other videos or posters to support your cause can go a long way if done properly. With the internet, you can get your message across to a large number of people with little cost. (MORE)
In the United States, state legislatures can legalize same sex marriage as well as higher state courts in their decisions. It can be (1) Legislature + Governor; (2) Legislature + Voters; (3) Judge(s). Here's are brief details of each scenario: (1) State legislature (both houses) approves a …change to state marriage statutes and the Governor signs the bill into law. (This will not work if the state has a constitutional ban on gay marriage.) (2) State legislature approves putting the matter on the ballot as a plebiscite (a referendum or ballot question), then the required majority of voters approve. (If the state has a constitution ban, then the plebiscite must be a constitutional amendment. Otherwise, it can just be a statute.) (3) A state court orders the state to permit gay people to marry and either the governor and attorney general do not appeal the decision, or the matter goes to the highest court in the state and the decision is upheld. (This will not work if the state has a constitutional ban on gay marriage.) (MORE)
Gay marriage benefits: . Gay/lesbian people. . People who are for equality for all. . Everyone. Gay marriages tend to have fewer children. Therefore, overpopulation is slightly slowed by having more gay marriages, benefiting everyone. Gay people in gay marriages statistically tend to… be healthier and happier than single gay people. Married gay people provide less strain on health care systems and are more productive than single gay persons statistically. (MORE)
Perhaps the most important benefit is showing children that despite what many religions say, gay marriage is no different from any other. The most important thing children need to know is that marriage is about more than "plumbing" -- it's about commitment, caring, support, and love. If the parents …are caring and loving for each other and their children then all will be fine; if they aren't then there can be problems. (MORE)
There really aren't any social benefits of labour unions. Unions cause unemployment by artificially raising the wage rate, therefore making it impossible for entrepreneurs to hire as many people as they'd like due to high costs. Unions only create a social benefit when they form as a result of a fre…e market. (MORE)
Those who benefit the most are same-sex couples who want to get married. When permitted to marry, they will enjoy legal benefits that they would not otherwise be entitled to. Those who lose the most are religious leaders, since the further away from church doctrine that civil law drifts, the less… political influence religious leaders are perceived to have. For example, when Catholic Archbishop Dolan, despite great effort, was unable to prevent the Marriage Equality Bill from passing in New York State, the public's perception of Dolan's importance and influence on local politics was cut down a notch. Cardinal O'Connor, who held Dolan's seat from 1984 to 2000, was a much more formidable figure politically. Cardinal Eagan (2000 to 2009) perceived as less powerful politically. Dolan's reputation for toughness has taken a hit because of marriage equality. (MORE)
These US states have legalized same-sex marriage: . Massachusetts - May 17, 2004 . Connecticut - October 10, 2008 . Iowa - April 27, 2009 . Vermont - September 1, 2009 . New Hampshire - January 1, 2010 . Washington D.C . - March 3, 2010 . New York - July 24, 2011 . Washington (state…) - December 6, 2012 . Maine - December 29, 2012 . Maryland - January 1, 2013 [Same-sex marriage was previously legal in California, but is no longer permitted pending a decision by the United States Supreme Court.] These US states have legalized civil unions: . New Jersey (February 19, 2007); . Illinois (June 1, 2011); . Rhode Island (July 1, 2011); . Delaware (January 1, 2012); and, . Hawaii (January 1, 2012). [Some states that legalized civil unions later legalized same-sex marriage and abandoned civil unions.] (MORE)
Married partners tend to live longer and healthier, having more fulfilling lives. . Economic benefits arise from gay tourists who come to particular countries or states to get married . Having same-sex marriage promotes equality among all sexual orientations. . Partners in same-sex relationships …generally enjoy specific legal protections and rights automatically, that would not have to be fought over in costly court battles. . Children with multiple parents tend to perform better in life. Exactly the same as the benefits of married heterosexuals: the partner's are each other's primary care-givers, share income and resources, tend to have healthier lifestyles (eating better regular meals, for example) and live longer, make more substantial contributions to their communities, accept responsibilities for each other's debts, and so on. Some legal benefits of marriage that are denied to same-sex couples in some jurisdictions include: . Filing joint tax returns; . Creating a "family partnership" to divide business income among family members; . Inheritance of spouse's estate; . Exemption from estate and gift taxes; . Creating life estate trusts restricted to married couples; . Social Security, Medicare and Disability benefits for spouses; . Veterans' and active military benefits for spouses; . Public Assistance benefits for a family; . Insurance benefits from employer; . Family Medical Leave Act . Wages, Worker's Compensation and Retirement Plan benefits payable upon death of a spouse; . Bereavement leave if spouse or in-law, etc. dies; . Hospital visitation rights; . Right to make medical decision for incapacitated spouse; . Consent for post-mortem examinations; . Right to decide burial & funeral arrangements; . Family rates for insurance; . Consumer discounts offered to "families"; . Right to sue for wrongful death; . Right to sue for loss of consortium (or intimacy), or alienation of affection; . Right to refuse to testify against your spouse; . Crime victims' recovery benefits when spouse is victim of crime; . Right to conjugal visitation of imprisoned spouse; . Right to sponsor foreigner for fiancee visa; and, . Right to sponsor foreign spouse for permanent residence (green card). (MORE)
Yes. Same-sex couples benefit from the legalization of same-sex marriage by gaining financial security (a kind of safety). I also believe that the legalization of same-sex marriage results in higher visibility of gays and lesbians, as one's marital status is much more relevant than one's sexual orie…ntation. As same-sex married couples go about their personal business regarding banking, housing, insurance, etc., people start to get a more accurate picture of the number of gays and lesbians there are in the community. Even casual social interaction can be an appropriate instance to refer to one's husband or wife, thereby revealing one's sexual orientation. With greater acceptance and visibility comes greater safety. When everyone is secret and hidden, it is easier to target people based on their sexual orientation. Years ago, gay bashers used to rely upon a reluctance of their victims to come forward to the police. That reluctance has greatly waned over recent decades. With better reporting comes more safety. (MORE)
In the United States, the legality of same-sex marriage varies by state. Outside of the US, it is different country by country. Please check the related questions below to determine if same-sex marriage is legal, not legal, or illegal in the state or country you are curious about.
In the United States, it can only happen one of these ways: . The legislature passes a marriage equality bill and the governor (or president) signs it. . The legislature passes a marriage equality bill and overrides an executive veto. . A court of competent authority orders the government to perm…it same-sex couples to marry. . The constitution is amended to guarantee same-sex couples the right to marry. It can be done by popular vote, state legislation, constitutionalamendment, or federal ruling. (MORE)
Marriage matters to gay people in similar ways that it matters to everyone. Gay and lesbian couples want to get married to make a lifetime commitment to the person they love and to protect their families. Watch: Four couples talk about the true meaning of marriage - love, commitment and family.. Ma…rriage says "We are family" in a way that no other word does. . Marriage is one of the few times where people make a public promise of love and responsibility for each other and ask our friends and family to hold us accountable. . Gay and lesbian couples may seem different from straight couples, but we share similar values - like the importance of family and helping out our neighbors; worries - like making ends meet or the possibility of losing a job; and hopes and dreams - like finding that special someone to grow old with, and standing in front of friends and family to make a lifetime commitment. It's as basic as the Golden Rule. . Treating others as one would want to be treated includes allowing marriage for gay couples who are truly committed to each other. . Most straight couples would never want someone telling them they couldn't marry, and when they think about it, many say they wouldn't want to deny that for anyone else. Marriage strengthens families. It gives couples the tools and the security to build a life together and to protect their families. . Couples get married because they want to be there for each other in sickness and in health, when times are good and when things get tough. State and federal marriage laws provide a safety net of legal and economic protections for married couples and their children - including the ability to visit your spouse in the hospital and to transfer property, which can mean being able to remain in the family home when your spouse has passed away. . There have been attempts to create marriage-like relationship systems, but they don't provide the same security and protections. In many states, same-sex couples that have domestic partnerships have been barred from a dying partner's bedside, and denied the ability to say goodbye to the person they love. That just doesn't happen when you're married. Allowing committed gay and lesbian couples to get married does not change the meaning of marriage. . All couples who marry in the United States must get a license for a civil marriage, usually at a courthouse or city hall. These civil marriages would also be available to same-sex couples. . Civil marriage for gay couples does not affect religious marriages, religious institutions or clergy in any way. No religion would be forced to marry same-sex couples, or recognize same-sex marriages within the context of their religious beliefs. . What defines a marriage is love and commitment, and the ability to protect your family. (MORE)
Vice President Joe Biden has said publicly that it is inevitable. President Barack Obama has not said so, but has acted as if it were. Obama did say in October 2011 that the U.S. Supreme Court would soon decide the issue of same-sex marriage. Chances are that same-sex marriage will be gradually l…egalized, state-by-state, then with federal recognition, possibly one-by-one by federal appeals court districts, or possibly all at once by the Supreme Court. Finally all states and overseas territories will be required to recognize same-sex marriages and perhaps later, in a separate development, be required to permit them to be performed. To learn from the past, one would be wise to look at the history of laws concerning interracial marriage. A 2012 poll showed that 83% of US voters believed that same-sex marriage would be legal everywhere in the United States within five years. (MORE)
Yes, it expands upon the benefit society already receives from marriage when access is no longer restricted for discriminatory reasons.
Is our country in breach of contract when they deny same-sex couples the rights and benefits of legal marriage?
Technically, yes. As part of the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness , we are guaranteed by law the right to live life our own way. We are guaranteed by law the right to live life whichever way makes us happy.
Yes, same-sex marriage is legally performed and recognized in Connecticut since November 12, 2008. Civil Unions Conversion: As of October 1, 2010, all civil unions were automatically converted to marriages. Civil unions had been legal since October 1, 2005.
Generally, a gay couple files suit in court. Legislative action might follow. Canada After numerous court challenges, bills legalizing gay marriage were passed in most of the provinces, starting with Ontario. The federal government eventually passed a bill legalizing gay marriage federally. U…S The passage of the DOMA act made marriage a state issue as opposed to a federal one. Judicial (Method used by the majority of states which have legalized gay marriage) In most states, a gay couple challenged the states' implicit or explicit ban on gay marriage in court, filing suit. The district court would rule one way or another; either way, it would be appealed until it reached the Supreme Court of the state, who would then find that the law restricting gay marriage was unconstitutional. Henceforth, gay marriages would be considered legal. Legislative (Much rarer) Either the state House of Representatives or the state senate would file a bill to legalize gay marriage in one sort or another. This would pass in both the house and the senate, and then might be approved by the governor. If the governor vetoed the bill, the house and/or the senate would have to override the veto. Note, even if the bill was approved by all 3 levels, this would not always guarantee enactment of the bill. Some states allow voters to stop the bill, (eg: Maine, the People's veto). (MORE)
Now that same-sex marriage is legal in New Hampshire how can you get a divorce if you are already in a civil union there and is the residency requirement the same?
All existing New Hampshire civil unions were automatically converted to marriages on January 1, 2011. You now have a marriage and you can end it using the same divorce procedure as anyone else. The same residency requirement applies.
Gay marriages tend to have fewer children. Therefore, overpopulation is slightly slowed by having more gay marriages, benefiting everyone. Gay people in gay marriages statistically tend to be healthier and happier than single gay people. Married gay people provide less strain on health care syste…ms and are more productive than single gay persons statistically. This last piece is true because gay marriage is crucial for a fully efficient economy. If a whole section of society, gays and lesbians in this case, are left without marriage, then the economy isn't functioning at its peak. If children are being raised by gay parents, the parents are less likely to separate if they are legally married. Children raised by multiple parents do better in multiple areas than those raised by a single parent. Allowing gay marriage also provides the image of equality to all people, as well as furthering the idea of equality among all people. Societal sanctioning of same-sex bonds decreases the likelihood that homosexual men and women are pressured to marry opposite-sex partners - a situation that has been the historical cause of huge levels of distress and misery. People marry because they want to, not because they feel they must. Gay children of heterosexual parents need not feel alienated or isolated because there is an alternative relationship model available to them. Cohabitation is more cost-effective, reduces pressure on housing and leads to economic stability. The main-streaming and normalisation of same-sex relationships could reduce the ghetto-isation of homosexuality that has been a factor in some of the excesses of the gay 'life-stle' and resulting homophobic violence. An inclusive society benefits all its members. "Civilisation is the encouragement of differences." Gandhi (MORE)
Yes. The state of Oregon began recognizing same-sex marriages in October 2013. Then, on May 19, 2014, Oregon's ban on the performance of same-sex marriages was struck down by a federal District Court. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to issue an emergency stay. Same-sex couples began lega…lly marrying in Oregon shortly after noon on Monday, May 19, 2014. (MORE)
Not before April 1, 2001. The Roman Emperor Nero is said to have married one of his male slaves. However, same-sex marriage was outlawed in the Roman Empire in 342 CE. There was some experimentation with liturgical blessing of "brotherhoods" between two unmarried males in the middle ages. In 198…9, Denmark began registering civil partnerships of same-sex couples. In 2000, Vermont began issuing civil union certificates to same-sex couples and treating them the same as legal marriages. In 2001, the Netherlands became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage. In 2004, Massachusetts became the first US state to legalize same-sex marriage. (MORE)
It all depends on the union. Unions that support candidates interested in economic globalization have sold you out
Yes. As of January 6, 2015, same-sex marriage is legal in about 20 countries and at least 35 US states. In many places, however, it is not legally recognized or permitted.
Many people believe that same-sex marriage also abolishes the meaning of marriage which throughout recorded history has always been defined as a man and woman companionship. The idea that same-sex persons can enter into a marriage is a purely modern idea. Comparatively few areas have redefined ma…rriage to include same-sex relationships, but since the ones that have are almost all in nations in North America and Europe, there is a distorted impression that it is common and that areas that have not redefined marriage are hold-outs. Jurisdictions that have redefined marriage to include same-sex unions represent less than 10% of the world's population. Several reasons that marriage has never included same-sex relationships include: Marriage creates a foundation for a family unit - with the potential for children. Since humans do not reproduce asexually, same-sex couples have never been able to create children without going outside the couple. Historically marriage implied the potential for parenthood and the responsibilities and obligations that go with it. The two are inseparable. Same-sex relationships are inherently focused on the relationship between the partners without children being part of the equation, thus it never made any sense to impose the structure of a marriage on a relationship that was fundamentally different from the historical pattern. (MORE)
The answer to that question depends upon where you live. In manyplaces in the world it has already been legalized, although in mostplaces it has not. The rate at which new places legalize it seemsto be accelerating, with 2013 being the top year so far. The truth is that same-sex marriage is probabl…y inevitable in allof North America, most of South America, and most of Europe andOceania. There is almost no progress being made in Asia and Africa. (MORE)
If your question is as stated, then I believe same sex marriage can be legalized due to the strong belief in many that love in its purest form should not be bound to a specific sexual preference. The omnipresent focus on ethical treatment further backs up this proposal, as so many campaigns have …been conducted over the years supporting equality. Many religious followers fail to accept same sex marriage on the basis that past scripture states homosexuality is a sinful act. This said, religion also states adultery is an act punishable to the same extent as homosexuality, however we seem to accept unfaithfulness within relationships in a much more lenient way compared to the marriage of two people who have a genuine love for each other. In short; if A loves B then let them do whatever regardless of gender/sexual preference. (MORE)
These states have legalized civil unions: Colorado. (Nevada andWisconsin have statewide domestic partnership registries.) These states have legalized same-sex marriage: Massachusetts - May 17, 2004 Connecticut - October 10, 2008 Iowa - April 27, 2009 Vermont - September 1, 2009 New Hampshir…e - January 1, 2010 New York - July 24, 2011 Washington (state) - December 6, 2012 Maine - December 29, 2012 Maryland - January 1, 2013 California - June 28, 2013 (and May 15 - November 4, 2008) Delaware - July 1, 2013 Rhode Island - August 1, 2013 Minnesota - August 1, 2013 New Jersey - October 21, 2013 Hawaii - December 2, 2013 New Mexico - December 19, 2013 (although some counties startedearlier) Utah - December 20, 2013 (temporarily suspended January 6,2013) Michigan - March 21, 2014 (temporarily suspended March 22,2014) Arkansas - May 9, 2014 Oregon - May 19, 2014 Pennsylvania - May 20, 2014 Illinois - June 1, 2014 (although some counties startedearlier) (MORE)
Same sex marriage CAN be legalized anywhere where the legislatures or courts take action to legalize it. On a smaller, more local level, same sex marriages are recognized in many states and countries. See links.
Civil Unions are available in 5 U.S. states: Delaware (beginning January 1, 2012), Hawaii (beginning January 1, 2012), Illinois, New Jersey and Rhode Island. According to Equality Matters, Civil Unions in Hawaii, Illinois and New Jersey afford rights that are either equal or "near equal" to marr…iage on same-sex couples. I believe the situation is the same in Delaware and Rhode Island, but have not been able to find confirmation. Answer Almost or nearly is not equal. When we speak of rights we are speaking of legal rights . Two legal statuses are not equal if they are nearly the same. There are not different degrees of sameness. That is the overriding issue for activists in the United States that lobby for same sex marriage. Legal rights associated with marriage are already well established under the law. Most civil union statutes and domestic partnership statutes enumerate the various rights that enure to those legal designations. Any state law that benefits parties who are legally married would not automatically transfer to the parties in civil same sex arrangements apart from marriage unless the law creating the status states that specifically the parties will enjoy all the benefits of marriage. In most cases civil unions and domestic partnerships (actually two names for the same concept) provide limited rights in the united States. You can read more about both civil unions and domestic partnerships and their respective state laws at the related links. . (MORE)
The governments that have legalized same-sex marriage did so presumably because they decided they no longer had any legitimate interest in limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples only.
The answer to that question depends upon what state you are located in. Please see the attached related questions: "What US states have legalized same-sex marriage?" and "What US states have legalized civil unions?"
Does the state of Connecticut still recognize civil unions legally performed in Connecticut before same-sex marriage was legalized?
Yes, on October 1, 2010, all existing Connecticut civil unions were converted to legal marriages.
Does the state of Vermont still recognize civil unions legally performed in Vermont before same-sex marriage was legalized there?
Yes, it recognizes them as having all the same rights and responsibilities as legal marriage. Civil union licenses were issued in Vermont from July 1, 2000 until August 31, 2009. Same-sex marriage was legalized beginning September 1, 2009 and no further civil union licenses can be issued.
A report in the American Journal of Public Health showed that gay men require fewer doctor visits and lower health care costs in states where same-sex marriage is legal than in states where it is not.
Effective June 26, 2015, same-sex couples may legally marry in Georgia. If you want a civil union, you will have to travel to New Jersey.
Currently, these members of the European Union permit same-sexcouples to marry (in chronological order): . Netherlands (April 21, 2001) . Belgium (June 1, 2003) . Spain (July 3, 2005) . Sweden (May 1, 2009) . Portugal (June 5, 2010) . Denmark (June 15, 2012) . France (May 29, 2013) . England… (March 29, 2014) . Wales (March 29, 2014) . Scotland (October 2014) . Luxembourg (December 2014) . Ireland (June 2015 projected) . Finland (March 1, 2017 projected) There are other jurisdictions that grant same-sex couples rightsand responsibilities similar or even identical to legal marriage,but the jurisdictions listed above are the only ones where same-sexmarriage is currently legal in Europe.. (MORE)
What happens to a legal same-sex marriage if the couple moves to a state that only allows civil unions?
All five US states that permit same-sex civil unions (Illinois, New Jersey, Delaware, Rhode Island and Hawaii) recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages as civil unions. So, when a same-sex married couple moves to a state that only permits civil unions, they maintain the same rights (since civil uni…ons in those five states have rights equivalent to marriage), but their marriage is now legally referred to as a "civil union." (MORE)
I believe the definition of "marriage" would stay as it is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary: (1) : the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law (2) : the state of being united to a per…son of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage (MORE)
There are many, but the most important are: . Inheritance rights; . Exemption from inheritance tax and estate tax; . Social Security survivor benefits; . Exemption from real estate transfer tax; . Hospital visitation rights; . Rights under the Family Medical Leave Act; . Extension of spousal… benefits by employer; . Right to use sick leave to care for spouse; . Right to spousal bereavement leave; . Right to adopt spouse's last name without obtaining a court order; . Immigration rights; . Right to jointly file state and federal income tax returns; and, . More than a thousand others under federal and state laws. (MORE)
Weddings are good for business. The need for services such as catering and music, shopping for items on gift registries, and the use of churches, banquet halls, and hotels all contribute money to local economies.
They are inferior for the same reason that a "coloreds only" water fountain is not the same as a "whites only" water fountain. \n\nCivil unions create an artificial distinction that leads to non-acceptance, further discrimination, non-portability, alienation and confusion.
Benefits of belonging to a labor union are access to more benefits, workers tend to have a higher hourly wage, job security and being able to do collective bargaining at work.
No. No more than opposite-sex marriage has led to incestuousmarriages. There is no reason to believe that gays and lesbians areany more keen on marrying immediate family members thanheterosexuals are.
Yes. There are two components to the legality of same-sex marriage:(1) whether it can be legally performed; and, (2) whether it islegally recognized. In the United States, the federal government legally recognizessame-sex marriages in all states, even if the state itself does notrecognize the marri…age. There are also some states that recognize out-of-state same-sexmarriages, but do not permit the legal performance of same-sexmarriage within the state. (MORE)
What is a legal partnership between two persons of the same sex typically used to provide the benefits of a marriage known as?
A legal partnership between two people typically used to provide the benefits of a marriage to the same sex couples is known as a civil union, civil partnership or domestic partnership.