Statement on Marriage and the Family from the American Anthropological Association

posted March 3, 2004 by Chris


Just thought I'd share the educated, well researched, scientific opinion from the American Anthropological Association regarding same-sex marriage. Of course opponents usually can't grasp basic science or logic, otherwise they would have the intellegence to understand that same-sex marriage is not threatening to the "institution" of marriage....

Arlington, Virginia; The Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association, the world's largest organization of anthropologists, the people who study culture, releases the following statement in response to President Bush's call for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage as a threat to civilization.

"The results of more than a century of anthropological research on households, kinship relationships, and families, across cultures and through time, provide no support whatsoever for the view that either civilization or viable social orders depend upon marriage as an exclusively heterosexual institution. Rather, anthropological research supports the conclusion that a vast array of family types, including families built upon same-sex partnerships, can contribute to stable and humane societies.

The Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association strongly opposes a constitutional amendment limiting marriage to heterosexual couples."

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