These facts are probably the one’s that you never knew but if you know them you will be more aware about the history of same- sex marriages. You will be thrilled to know how things were in the past and and all about the depth in the relation when it’s “same- sex”.
1. Same- sex marriage was legalized after 2000.
Out of 1170, societies, marriage between one man and one woman is common in all and polygyny (The practice of men having more than one wife) is also accepted. Marriage between people of same sex was never accepted before 2000.
2. First nation to legalize same-sex marriage.
Netherlands was the first nation to legalize same sex marriage in the year 2000.
3. First state to legalize same-sex marriage.
Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same sex marriage. Massachusetts supreme court even declared that “barring an individual from the protections, benefits, and obligations of civil marriage solely because that person would marry a person of the same-sex violets the Massachusetts constitution.
4. Drawbacks found in same sex marriage.
According to survey in almost every country where same sex marriage is legal, divorce rates are high compared to the union with a man and a woman. In Sweden, 35 percent male couples and 200 percent female couples are more likely to divorce than heterosexual couples.
5. “Monogamish” coupling is common.
The term monogamy means to emotionally intimate with each other yet engages in sexual activities and cheating their partner.
6. State marriage license.
There are an estimated 3,50,000 same sex couples who have received state marriage license. That’s just 0.3 percent of the nations adult population.
7. Groups that oppose same sex marriage.
White evangelical Baptists, white evangelical Church of Christ, and Jehovah’s Witness are most likely to oppose same-sex marriage.
8. First Indo- American lesbian wedding
Los Angeles based Shanon and Seema are internet sensations since 2013 as they were the first Indo – American lesbian couple.
9. One of the most controversial gay celebrity : Ricky Martin
The “Livin’ La Vida Loca” fame Ricky Martin was deeply in love with Carlos Gonzalez and dated for few years and then decided to split and be just friends. Ricky had two sons from a surrogate mother and Carlos just wanted a boyfriend and not a father with a family. Therefore, the couple mutually decided to end their relationship.
10. What did Ricky Martin say when is 6 years old son asked him: ” Dad, was I in your belly?”.
The King of Latin-pop, Ricky martin had to face many controversial questions from media and everyone regarding his sexuality. But he says the toughest was the one his son asked him. His 6 year old son asked him dad, was I in your belly? and Martin replied. “You were in my heart and you are still in my hear”.