March Same-sex intercourse illegal. Some religious texts contain prayers for divine blessings on homosexual relationships. Retrieved 13 June
Further information: Same-sex marriageCivil unionand Domestic partnership. Sexual orientations Asexual Bisexual Heterosexual Homosexual. Some other countries criminalize homosexual acts. State protections and prohibitions regarding romantic or sexual same-sex couples vary by jurisdiction.
American Sociological Review. Archived from the original on January 22, Retrieved 23 December
By lacking any essence, queer does not marginalize those whose sexuality is outside of any gay or lesbian norm, such as sado-masochists. There is ample evidence to show that children raised by same-gender parents fare as well as those raised by heterosexual parents. Retrieved 20 August New York: Routledge.
Delivering Culturally Competent Nursing Care. Greek gods, such as Zeus, had stories of same-sex exploits attributed to them, as did other key figures in Greek myth and literature, such as Achilles and Hercules.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions. They constitute the type of research that members of the respective professions consider reliable. The American Psychological Association "encourages mental health professionals to avoid misrepresenting the efficacy of sexual orientation change efforts by promoting or promising change in sexual orientation when providing assistance to individuals distressed by their own or others' sexual orientation and concludes that the benefits reported by participants in sexual orientation change efforts can be gained through approaches that do not attempt to change sexual orientation".
Those efforts have been controversial due to tensions between the values held by some faith-based organizations, on the one hand, and those held by LGBT rights organizations and professional and scientific organizations and other faith-based organizations, on the other. Journal of Sex Research.