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Marriage, Reasons for and Against

This entry describes the reasons that LGBTQ people are for or against same-sex marriage. First, it describes the reasons that LGBTQ people offer for being in favor of marriage as a legal option for same-sex couples and/or their decision to marry. The entry then describes reasons that LGBTQ people offer for being against marriage as a legal option for same-sex couples and/or their decision not to marry. Although much of the findings discussed in this entry apply to LGBTQ people, it should be noted that transgender individuals, bisexual individuals, and individuals who identify as queer are sampled less frequently in the research literature than are people who identify as lesbian or gay. Distinctions by LGBTQ identity are noted when literature explicating differences by identity is ...

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