I have thought about this issue of gay marriages in an effort to understand what are the benefits and costs of marrying two people of the same sex. The benefits would include: - Legalizing, recognizing, and unifying two individuals in love who are parteners. - Double income means better chance in buying houses, cars, ect. The negatives and costs would include: - Marriage penalty in taxation of gay couples. - Inability to have pure biological offspring. - Unknown roles in raising of children....who takes the mother role, and who takes the father role. - Lack of sexual diversity, so the kids are exposed to different sexes and learn how the sexes should interact with respect. Ect... But what really confuses me is the issue of adoption or parenting for gay couples. While the marriage of a same sex couple may be innocent, parenting for a gay couple is a complex issue. To examine the methods available for a gay couple to become parents: 1- Artificial insemination for lesbian couples. 2- A carrier and fertilizer mother for gay couples. 3- Adoption. As far as artificial insemination is concerned, a potential hazard exist in destruction of geneology and understanding of ancestary of the child. This means a child have no idea what are their diseace risk, family health, race, ect.....In addition, that child may marry a sister or a cousin without knowing. In addition, the child will always have the permanent question of who are my biological parents?. A carrier of fertilizer mother leaves many problems as well. First, only one of the gay guys could be the father, meaning, the other partner is not really a biological father. This can cause jealousy, differential treatment, and could eventually lead to a messy court battle on child custody. Adoption poses all the problems stated above. Of course, once a gay marriage is legalized, one would expect the number of gay people to increase and their desire to marry one another to increase. The next generation born into a gay marriage would be more likely to become gay than an average person born into a straight marriage. This means that the numbers of unnatural birthes in our societies will increase, thus increasing the risk of geneology destruction and inbreeding. Any thoughts on this?