“Being gay is much more profound than simply a sexual relationship; being gay is part of that person’s core identity, and goes right to the very center of his being. It’s like being black in s society of whites, or a blonde European in a nation of black Asians” (Tamara L. Roleff). Although marriage, cohabitation and parenting styles of homosexual families pose no threats to the heterosexual society; many still believe same-sex marriage goes against its true purpose. “At the national level, American public opinion on the issue remains split (44 percent support legalizing same-sex marriage; 53 percent oppose same-sex marriage in a May 2010 Gallup Poll) even as opposition toward legalizing same-sex marriage is at its lowest point in decades (Jones, 2010)” (Amy B. Becker). Also to one’s surprise, among the vast amount of psychological disorders, homosexuality is not one. Homosexuals are just as capable of sustaining stable and successful relationships and families just as heterosexuals. Same-sex cohabitation and marriage should be legal because these marriages are just as successful as or more so than heterosexual marriages. “According to a 2007 report published by the Pew Research Center, ‘more Americans say that the main purpose of marriage is forming a lifetime union between two adults for their mutual happiness and fulfillment (65%) than say its main purpose is forming a lifetime union between two adults for the purpose of bearing and raising children (23%)’” (Amy B. Becker). According to Cynthia G. Wagner’s “Homosexual Relationships”, Lawrence A. Kurdek of Wright State University states homosexual partners conflict resolutions go more smoothly than their male and female counterparts. Therefore, if these gay people treat each othe... ... middle of paper ... ...ay': Lesbian And Gay Parents' Talk About Homophobic Bullying." British Journal Of Social Psychology 43.4 (2004): 531-550. Academic Search Premier. Web. 24 Feb. 2014. Dnes, Antony W. "Marriage, Cohabitation, And Same-Sex Marriage." Independent Review 12.1 (2007): 85-99. Business Source Premier. Web. 24 Feb. 2014. Rimalower, Lucy, and Caren Caty. "The Mamas And The Papas: The Invisible Diversity Of Families With Same-Sex Parents In The United States." Sex Education: Sexuality, Society And Learning 9.1 (2009): 17-32. ERIC. Web. 24 Feb. 2014. Roleff, Tamara L., ed. Gay Marriage. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, Inc., 1998. Print. Van Den Haag, E. "Sodom And Begorrah." National Review 43.7 (1991): 35. MasterFILE Premier. Web. 24 Feb. 2014. Wagner, Cynthia G. "Homosexual Relationships." Futurist 40.3 (2006): 6. Business Source Premier. Web. 24 Feb. 2014.