This is a list of gay, lesbian, and bisexual americans in the u. As of january 2019, there were ten openly lgbtq members of the 116th congress all democrats. This list only includes people who are openly lgbtq or were outed in obituaries. These partnerships were called gay marriages by some of the british media, however, the government made clear that they were not marriages. 19 20 since section 9 of the marriage (same sex couples) act 2013 took effect, any couple registered in a civil partnership is granted the ability to convert that partnership into a marriage. Prominent scholars and lgbt (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) activists have called for marriage equality for multipartner relationships since at least 2006. support for same-sex marriage has steadily grown over the past 15 years. And today, support for same-sex marriage remains near its highest point since pew research center began polling on this issue. Based on polling in 2019, a majority of americans (61) support same-sex marriage, while 31 oppose it. Pro 1 denying some people the option to marry is discriminatory and creates a second class of citizens. On july 25, 2014 miami-dade county circuit court judge sarah zabel ruled floridas gay marriage ban unconstitutional and stated that the ban serves only to hurt, to discriminate, to deprive same-sex couples and their families of equal dignity, to label and treat them as second-class. Marriage ten reasons to support gay marriage support for same-sex marriage may be good for our mental health. B) same-sex marriage provides a more stable environment for children of lesbian and gay couples some critics of same-sex marriage argue that the purpose of marriage is to provide institutional support for childrearing and that lesbian and gay couples, who (like infertile heterosexual couples) cannot biologically produce children by way of each other, would have no need of this institutional. Gay marriage support has increased by double digits among all groups since 1999. Gallup has seen 22- to 37-percentage-point increases in support for same-sex marriage across all major demographic groups since 1999. Twenty years ago, a majority of just one group -- 18- to 29-year-olds (52) -- supported legalizing gay marriage. This argument was recently made in an influential way by charles fried in modern liberty and the limits of government. Gay persons also face virulent homophobia that rests on nothing more than feelings of.