NOTES!!!!!March 12 Notes: Same Sex Marriage DebateAgainst gay marriageFamily Research CouncilIn favor of gay marriageFreedom to MarryConservative arguments against same-sex marriage Marriage is about affirming the ideal. And when it comes to children, science and common sense both say: Mothers and fathers both matter to children.Same-Sex Marriage sends a terrible message to the next generation: alternative family forms are just as good as traditional families, children don't need a mother and a father, and marriage is about adult desires for affirmation or benefits, not about the well-being of children. Marriage is a common good. Every American benefits from a healthy marriage culture. All Americans pay the price in increased taxes, social disorder, and human suffering when mothers and fathers fail to get and stay married.Same sex couples shouldn’t marry because they cant biologically bear children.Weakening of the institution of the marriage. Back in 1997 only Hawaii had legal status for same sex . In 2010 16 states and DC have had some form of recognition. West coast has access to civil unions but not marriage ( Cali does have though ).