Well even if there was a potential that this would happen support for gay marriage was at 27% in 1996 sooo all it would do was radicalize the right a lot faster. We have had this debate before and i know you claim to have some legal knowledge. . I have to question if you are looking for an honest debate when you start your post off by poisoning the well. The four couples, one female and three male, were married in a televised ceremony officiated by the mayor of Amsterdam. Nobody's forcing her to believe something different to behave differently, but if she wants to stay the clerk she needs to do her job.
This argument draws an analogy between same-sex marriage and interracial marriage a ban on interracial marriage was lifted by the U. So i guess she will be going to jail for contempt. In particular, Kennedy never explains why his notions of dignity and autonomy do not require the Supreme Court to revisit its 1878 decision in Reynolds upholding criminal punishment for polygamy, which is still on the books. This being the case regarding rights- there is another assumption here- that a homosexual union is the same as a heterosexual union, which is also not the case- they are hugely different. Is there a difference in same-sex parenting? This is seen as deviant behavior because of the fact that it is not the custom couple.
I do not believe it is fair to discriminate against gays for being together. Many states are currently allowing the issue to be decided on by the voters. I guess the issue is because the Governor is forcing her to do so, if a different Governor allowed the clerks to opt out on religious grounds than I don't think there would be a basis for forcing her to do so, unless Kentucky prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation which in any case she could bypass by not issuing licenses at all. In the 20th and 21st centuries various. Many Americans would argue that every individual has the freedom and right to marry; that same-sex marriages would be beneficial to the economic growth and development of our nation. Same-sex marriage has recently begun to be legalized by several states. However, for the past few years, there has.
It's the governor who is ordering the clerks to issue licenses, I think the federal courts are only in the picture because so far she tried and failed to use the federal courts as protection against the governor's order. Gay Marriage: If they like they should be able to put a ring on it. If there is a right that is being attacked here, it must be defined, as there are none currently under attack, unless one counts the bid to redefine marriage as an attack, which is an easily made argument. A federal judge has ordered her to appear on Thursday morning to explain why she should not be jailed for contempt. If some particular benefits that come with marriage are associated with having children then only provide them to the couple once they have children.
The best way to go is to try to understand why the traditional definition of marriage was universal. Politics and governing demand compromise. I believe this is fair, as we all are faced with varying temptations in our life, and are not judged by how we are tempted, rather by what we do with it. Let us investigate further the motivations in this debate. Federa l Law requires employers to reasonably accommodate the religious beliefs and practices of employees, so long as doing so would not cause an undue hardship to the employer, so the issue here would be whether or not such actions constitute an undue hardship. So why condemn the traditional view as arbitrary when it tends to advance a desirable societal end? For most of history, love, which any sane person would agree is the most important factor in a marriage, has played little part in marriage.
Why should we redefine marriage? Federa l Law requires employers to reasonably accommodate the religious beliefs and practices of employees, so long as doing so would not cause an undue hardship to the employer, so the issue here would be whether or not such actions constitute an undue hardship. There is no need to assault marriage based on rights, benefits, recognition, etc- as has been covered in this article. Civil union, Defense of Marriage Act, Homosexuality 1545 Words 4 Pages Established with Adam and Eve, still surviving, marriage is the oldest institution known. On the other hand if nothing is done about this it sets a bad precedent of a county clerk defying federal authority. While this may be their belief system, this country was founded on religious freedom, where the people are allowed to worship. The overall consequences for child rearing would be disastrous. ? Jacanuk: Well, my understanding is that she is an elected official and can't simply be fired.
In a 38-page decision, U. Historically, marriage has been the institution when a man and a woman join together with the promise of love, devotion, to always stay together, to be there for each other, to take care of one another and to start a family together. Is the government going to let gay marriage be legal, is also a concern for others. One might almost conclude, that libertarians are lashing out against Christians, rather than a thorough investigation of the issue. In 2004, 13 states saw their constitutions amended by referenda to ban gay marriage. Here is a link that further addresses some of the differences in the 2 types of unions: What is the motivation of redefining marriage? He had issued a similar ruling in Feb. Why does the gay agenda want to redefine marriage if it isnt for benefits and recognition as we have shown- in my estimation- it is a power play for an encroaching government- as the end result, whether we are arguing it or not- is that it is also about power to shape society.
In the United States the federal government does not recognize same-sex marriage, but such marriages are recognized by some individual states. A lot of people have been debating about the legality of gay marriage. Firing a person for refusing to do their job isn't unlawful discrimination. Except instead of interracial people, it's gay people. Noting that the policy was recently repealed, Murdock pointed out the loss of many qualified, highly ranked, and often bilingual soldiers and officers forced to resign while the policy was in place. The problem is that they are trying to tell other people how they should lead their own lives, and are using the power of the state to do it. Why can't we just live and let live? She has really created a no win situation for marriage equality supporters.
Personal characteristics, such as upbringing, culture, religion and ethnicity, all play a role in determining one's feelings on a given controversial issue. This is grossly in error, the hetero union- a marriage- means significantly more to the government and society in terms of taxes and contribution, as a whole because a hetero union can and does produce children- without which there can be no production, no taxes, no gay or hetero unions, no society. Gay Marriage, fallacies, and open discussion This topic is one of hocus pocus, smoke, and mirrors on both sides. For now I have to ignore what I believe and look at the situation from a third person, impartial view. But that took years and years of dilligent fighting and protesting to get to. It goes against many beliefs and provides room for much controversial debate and discussion.
Same-sex marriage is legal in some jurisdictions of Mexico and the United Kingdom England, Scotland, and Wales, but not Northern Ireland. But there is nothing in the Kennedy opinion that offers any assurance that the religious beliefs and practices of the shrinking religious minority who are opposed to same-sex marriage will be respected by the Supreme Court. Benefits and government recognition- this point makes a number of assumptions. However, the concept of gay marriage is still not considered. This is grossly in error, the hetero union- a marriage- means significantly more to the government and society in terms of taxes and contribution, as a whole because a hetero union can and does produce children- without which there can be no production, no taxes, no gay or hetero unions, no society. Civil union, Gay, Heterosexism 1058 Words 7 Pages The issue of gay marriage has been stirring controversy among the nation for some years. If you don't know then I'll tell you right now, it is a legally or socially recognized marriage between two people of the same biological sex.