In the United States, six states and Washington, DC, allow same-sex couples the right to marry, while other states offer same-sex couples broad protections short of marriage. Through objective discussion, numerous direct quotes, and full-color illustrations this title examines What Are the Origins of the Same-Sex Marriage Debate? Should Same-Sex Marriage Be Considered a Constitutional Right? Should Religion Prohibit Same-Sex Marriage? How Do Same-Sex Households Affect Children? What Impact Would Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Have on Society?