Concerns regarding same-sex marriage and the family are at the forefront of the controversies over legalization of same-sex marriage. In the United States.
Main articles: Same-sex marriage and Same-sex marriage and the family. Same- sex parenting is often raised as an issue in debates.
Titled The Kids are OK: it is Discrimination Not Same-Sex Parents that marriage equality to cause harm for our children and young people,”.
Civil marriage is a legal status established through a license issued by a state . In the West, 33.1% of lesbian couples and 21.1% of gay couples are parents.
A study () in the Journal of Marriage and Family, found that “children in same-sex parent families scored lower than their peers living in married, two-biological.