From a legal standpoint, those on the opposing side of the gay marriage debate often believe that the rights of marriage should be restricted to couples who are of the opposite sex. Those who are for it believe that marriage is a civil right and should not have restrictions to those of a particular sexual orientation.
We do not wish to present the pros and cons directly for you as this is a very personal debate and one we hope you all get involved with. We also intend to keep this post minimalistic as it is such a constantly changing issue, so will post another post later in the month for a full report (so please do look out for it!).
For the American readers, there have been significant strives to accept gay marriage, especially from the more ideologically liberal states (democratic). For the first time in America, three states voted on November 6th 2012 to allow gay couples to wed—ending a succession of electoral defeats for the measure in 32 states. A fourth state rejected a proposed ban.