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What is your opinion on same sex marriage?

I'm interested in hearing different opinions from different people around the world.
If you have a strong view. Please share :)

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    Sep 4 2013: I have no problem with it.

    The thing that used to bother me was when gay couples adopt children, and those children bore the brunt of the stigma attached to having two dads or two mums - a potential source of harrassment, bullying and/or isolation in the school playground.

    It doesn't bother me now because I think the stigma and assumptions are disappearing quite quickly as parents generally are becoming more aware and tolerant. Also because I realised that in being bothered about it, I was actually in my own small way perpetuating the stigma myself.
    • Sep 4 2013: I'd go as far as saying that they should be readily allowed to adopt children.
      The reason is that the alternative is that those children would otherwise end up in foster homes for all of their lives, which I see as worse than living in a semi-normal family.

      Babies might get snatched up by adopting couples in no time, but for older children, there is never any shortage of orphans that no one wants to take in.
      Heterosexual couples should still be given priority over those, but after those are done with their pickings, there is never shortage of surplus.

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