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  • Possibly if there were a large number of gay couples who didn't want kid, but the impact of that would be very insignificant,

    If the population of gays and lesbian grows, it may affect the population growth (but not significantly) because they won't be able to produce. Unless of course they decide to adopt or get a donor baby sperm/egg. For example, a gay couple gets marry and wants to start a family. If they adopt, they wouldn't necessarily be affecting the the population growth at all. If they were to get a donor egg or sperm then they would be helping our population grow. However, if they decide that they don't want a kid then it may hurt the population growth (this is only if there is a large amount of gay couples that didn't want kids). In my opinion though, I honestly don't think the population should continue growing so rapidly because we're already over populated.

  • It's not a bad thing.

    Humans are reaching a point in our population growth; where we are straining our planet's resources. If every member of our population decided to produce children, we'd only reach that point sooner. So if two or several million people don't want to produce children, they should be encouraged. There are plenty of children who need to be adopted into a loving home.

  • Just because gay couples adopt and make the rate for adoption go up, it doesn't mean that it's going to make the population grow.

    It is good that they adopt, but it does not make the population rate grow. The children in adoption or foster homes were already born and having these kids grow up in a same sex marriage house will make them think about their own sexual orientation and then they become gay and they will adopt instead of marrying the opposite sex like they're supposed to and pretty soon, our population will be very small if there is anyone left. So no. I do not believe that gay marriage makes the population bigger. In fact, it will decrease it.

  • Adopting children, Assisting reproduction, the economic growth by admitting same sex marriage, and the new technology increase the birth rate.

    Adopting children, Assisting reproduction, and the new technology increase the birth rate in short term. And also, by accepting the same sex marriage, these three activities will be accelerated in long-term.
    Also, in long term, pink-money or LGBT market effects the states' financial positively. The economic development will lead the birth rate.

  • Of course it does.

    One more thing, all children have right to have their own mother and father who will guide them until they become a better person. I do not say that being gay is a sin and they do not deserve to be treated as a person. But if we are born like what we are, why should we change it? Gays were not born as gays. Eventhough they say that they were in their souls, they can not change the fact that they were born with their sexual organs attached to them. God created both man and woman, not just man alone or woman alone.

  • Yes it Does!

    A lot of people who aren't straight get married to a person of the opposite sex because they know that it won't be an option to follow their desire. Therefore, if gay marriage is allowed, the population of said country will decrease in size over an extended period of time.

  • A bit more complicated

    Gay marriage is part of a series of values that has slipped into the collective western mindset in the late 1960s and has become dominant in the 1970s and 1980s. These values (promiscuity, short-term thinking, materialism, hedonism) have replaced the values that existed before (chastity, long-term thinking, saving, modesty).

    The family unit and loyalty to the local community and the nation have been replaced by rampant individualism and not just tolerance of licentiousness, but widespread encouragement of it. This is unsustainable, because it has led to such a rapid decrease in birth rates and increase in broken homes that the population of all western nations will experience dramatic shifts which will result in widespread poverty and political, ethnic and religious unrest (especially in Europe, where governments have tried to make up for low birth rates by allowing tens of millions of Sunni Muslims to settle in their countries).

  • In what ways would it do so?

    Theoretically speaking, lets say there is a state with only two gay people. They both fall in love with each other, and seek marriage. They get married, but aren't able to produce kids, but they live happily ever after. Another scenario, the gay couple aren't allowed to be married. They then live their lives as single and no kids are reproduced. Gay marriage doesn't affect population growth because in either scenario, population growth neither increases or decreases. Gays would not want to marry someone of their opposite sex, so it really makes no difference to reproduction.

  • Gays weren't making babies anyway

    Gays cant have children. Gays existed long before gay marriage, and as per their being gay they probably weren't having children (unless say a lesbian girl in the middle ages was married off to a man, or something). Why would this cause a population growth? It's not like gay marriage will make any more people gay, and it's not like gay people were in straight reproductive relationships before gay marriage was legal, so how would that happen? Doesnt make much sense.

  • Just because gay couples adopt and make the rate for adoption go up, it doesn't mean that it's going to make the population grow.

    It is good that they adopt, but it does not make the population rate grow. The children in adoption or foster homes were already born and having these kids grow up in a same sex marriage house will make them think about their own sexual orientation and then they become gay and they will adopt instead of marrying the opposite sex like they're supposed to and pretty soon, our population will be very small if there is anyone left. So no. I do not believe that gay marriage makes the population bigger. In fact, it will decrease it.

  • Possibly if there were a large number of gay couples who didn't want kid, but the impact of that would be very insignificant,

    If the population of gays and lesbian grows, it may affect the population growth (but not significantly) because they won't be able to produce. Unless of course they decide to adopt or get a donor baby sperm/egg. For example, a gay couple gets marry and wants to start a family. If they adopt, they wouldn't necessarily be affecting the the population growth at all. If they were to get a donor egg or sperm then they would be helping our population grow. However, if they decide that they don't want a kid then it may hurt the population growth (this is only if there is a large amount of gay couples that didn't want kids). In my opinion though, I honestly don't think the population should continue growing so rapidly because we're already over populated.


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YamaVonKarma says2014-06-25T00:56:01.570
I think you're all misunderstanding this. Them not having children still affects growth.