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Arguments opposed to same-sex marriage

Among arguments against it: Marriage is a union between a man and a woman and opening it to same-sex couples is disrespectful to religions that consider

homosexuality a sin.

Some gay people may make good parents, but same-sex couples don't provide the stability and role models of a man and a woman.

Gay rights advocates also caution that the military may take punitive action against individuals in same-sex marriages. Also, couples seeking to adopt may be barred from doing so by certain states or countries that allow adoptions by single-parents but not same-sex couples.

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