In fact, he says, there are plenty of instances in which same-sex couples are better off not marrying.
The most high-profile of these instances was the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act (ILSA), originally passed in 1996.
In other instances, Syrian Armed Forces reportedly took children from schools or arrested them for use as human shields.
mid-14c., "urgency," from Old French instance "eagerness, anxiety, solicitation" (13c.), from Latin instantia "presence, effort intention; earnestness, urgency," literally "a standing near," from instans (see instant). In Scholastic logic, "a fact or example" (early 15c.), from Medieval Latin instantia, used to translate Greek enstasis. This led to use in phrase for instance "as an example" (1650s), and the noun phrase To give (someone) a for instance (1953, American English).