Unfortunately, gay marriage is one of the issues that the society has come to refuse to accept and deal with. Maybe, it is because they do not know how to approach it or maybe the issue just took them by surprise and they just need a moment to recover. For whatever reason, the society has chosen to ban gay marriage in Palau.
It is important that marriage symbolizes loyalty and responsibility, while homosexuality is often associated with the notion of free love and baser desires. Therefore, gay marriage, for most people, is a combination of opposites: moral and immoral, fidelity and free love. This is one of the main causes of the problem of a strong resistance.