A study in published in Pediatrics on June, 2010 showed that the children of lesbian mothers fared well socially and academically when compared to the children of heterosexual couples. Another study in July, 2010 concluded that the children of homosexual fathers adjusted just as well as those of the heterosexual parents.
Other than catering to the welfare of orphaned children, they can also cater to their own health as well. The American Psychological Association, American Psychiatric Association and others have said in 2007 that allowing gay people will bring about physical and psychological health benefits, and banning it will cause the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual) population to incur mental and emotional disorders. After several states have banned same sex marriages, it has been accounted that a significant increase in alcohol misuse, anxiety and mood disorders has been recorded in 2010. Since they are still people, the LGBT population’s welfare and health should also be taken care of, and they should be allowed to reach their full potential in life.
It can be a possible boon to the economy as well. Businesses will be open to new markets. The most prominent industry that will be affected by this would be the marriage and wedding industry. The industry will experience a new market to attend to. Tourism rates will also increase since gay couples will be attracted to the states where gay marriages are allowed.
In a nutshell, gay marriage is something that should not be taken lightly. Numerous traditional people have negative views about this. But as the society, culture, and traditions of different areas in the world change and are being modernized, people are already starting to consider the benefits that gay marriage can bring to the society, the economy, and to the whole world in aggregate. Be it for the good or the bad, the least we can do now is to take care of each other and let time tell its story in the future. Gay marriage may not be entirely advantageous, but it is also not entirely disadvantageous as well. Let us take time to listen to each other before we start accusing each other of wrongness.