Follow us on social media. Tippett Quarter — Egham, Surrey. There was a long process through the s and the first half of the twentieth century that improved the legal situation of women and altered the ideal of marriage far more toward one of companionship between equals. Among the wealthier classes, marriage also operated as a tool for economic ends such as estate planning. It functioned as a form of social, and especially sexual, control. The authors concluded by urging other researchers to consider same-sex marriage as a public health issue. However, all generational cohorts have become more supportive of same-sex marriage in the past decade.
Inthe American Psychological Association released a brief reviewing research on same-sex parenting.
Changing Attitudes on Gay Marriage
It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Survey conducted June For more information on other religious groups or state-by state data, please see our Religious Landscape Study. Tippett Quarter — Egham, Surrey. It functioned as a form of social, and especially sexual, control.
Marriage continues to maintain social prestige, and it retains deep emotional significance for most citizens, including many gay men and lesbians. There are considerable mental health and wellbeing benefits conferred on those in the fortunate position of being able to marry legally. There are considerable mental health and wellbeing benefits conferred upon those in the fortunate position of being able to legally marry. The changing ideal of marriage has been very significant, but it happened sufficiently gradually for Western societies to adapt around it. The current ideal of marriage in Western democracies is an equal union between two companions, involving love and intimacy. Most popular on The Conversation Tiny houses look marvellous but have a dark side: