Because same-sex marriage is such a new concept, the studies that have been conducted on the subject are very recent. The Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage. A study conducted there found that, “homosexual men who are in partnered relationships have an average of eight sexual partners per year outside of the primary relationship. . . Of married heterosexuals, 75 percent of the men and 85 percent of the women report never having had extramarital sex.” This study proves that there is a big difference between the heterosexual culture of relationships and the homosexual culture of relationships. Clearly, homosexual marriage cannot be the stabilizing force that it claims.
This culture of unfaithfulness will not stay isolated to homosexual couples. All marriages that are officially sanctioned contribute to the image marriage has as an institution. This affects everyone who enters into marriage. In his book called Truth Overruled, Ryan Anderson says that allowing homosexual marriage into the marriage institution will make all married people “more receptive to sexually open relationships, or temporary ones, or multiple-partner ones, as their fancies dictate.” Marriage has been and always should be about creating a stable environment in which to raise children and instill them with values and character. Homosexual marriage will never provide this environment.
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