I have read much better article opposing gay marriage that had much more constitutional relevance. 2) How does this issue relate to the U.S. Constitution? (explain and cite) This issue relates to the Constitution because the Constitution does not clearly define marriage. As I understand it, marriage was left up to the states to define. There is a high demand from both supporters and the opposition to amend the Constitution to define marriage.
Not every state agrees that gay marriage is wrong and illegal, but if the federal government were to pass a amendment outlawing gay marriage then every state who allows gay marriage would have to declare it unconstitutional and against the law. This shows that the federal and state governments have different restrictions. The state government protects the people of the state but the federal government protects everything in this country. Once something is declared unconstitutional, it will over ride any state government policy. Some people have mixed emotions about the way the government works but overall the relationship between state and federal governments protect the everyday
Same Sex Marriage Same sex marriage has been an issue in the United States for a very long time now, and will be a problem for years to come. In the United States Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York and the District of Columbia issues marriage licenses to same sex couples. President Obama once said he opposes same sex marriage as a Christian, but is a “fierce advocate of equality” for gay men and lesbians. Every individual has a different view on same sex marriage, whether it’s against or for, everyone should be able to voice their opinion, and in two articles authors Lou Dematteis and Edith M. Humphrey discuss facts and their beliefs on same sex marriage. In the article “Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions,
Some government officials believe that the only reason to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” will be to improve military effectiveness. The controversy over the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy will continue to be an ongoing issue until homosexuals, civilians and the military can come to an agreement. Works Cited Cary, Peter. "The Pentagon's Fight to Keep Gays Away." U.S. News 1989: 57.
<BR> â€œIt just canâ€™t be!â€ (Eskridge 87) This is one of the many reoccurring arguments Author William N. Eskridge, Jr., has found to homosexual marriage. The definition of marriage is debatable at this point in history. For arguments sake in this essay I will give it the definition found in Websterâ€™s dictionary. â€œThe legal union of two people in wedlock.â€ (Landoll 128) This leaves a very broad area open to interpretation. Using the common provisions that most people have placed on it can further narrow the definition.
If a person is deeply in love with a person of the same sex they shouldn’t have to worry about if the government will let them get married or not and I have many reason as to how the government is violating peoples right’s. Same sex marriage in many religions is considered a sin and that’s the
“Everyone has a right to their opinion” Democracy is based on the idea that every person should have an equal voice. Dr. Klien’s book America’s War on Sex examines how a vocal minority is able to impose their will over the majority of US citizens, affecting an attitude of moralistic protection, while at the same time hypocritically engaging in the same acts that they so vehemently condemn. This minority exploits the weaknesses of the majority, its indifference to a particular topic, its fear of going against the perceived status quo of morality, and its apathetic nature in fighting for issues it supports. This minority of people is so threatened by any sort of progressive attitude that they stand together in fear, it produces such terror
Same sex marriage is an argument of civil liberties, but it also links to religions. Many Christians refuse to support gay marriage and argue that it is a violation in God’s words. However, Katha Pollit and Charles Colson in their essays show different points of view about gay marriage, providing a variety of types of evidence that support
Research Paper Professor Isaac Topic: The Progression of Gay Rights Sub-Topic: Why have gay rights changed so drastically in America as oppose to other countries: Reason behind the facts. S. Swaby Gay rights have changed drastically in America over the decades and we can see these changes in the military, the constitution, some churches, TV and in the media and also in presidential elections. Gays have expressed their needs for equal rights and treatment, and they have fought and are still fighting for that right, and because of their never ending fight we have seen where our society has been as I would say listening to reason by giving gays the rights they desire. With that said America has been granting gays certain rights, rights