Heterosexuals and Homosexuals should have the same rights to marry the person that they love. These rights and responsibilities apply to only male-female couples from the 1996 Defense of Marriage Acts. Larger benefits when married can include Medicaid, property tax, income tax as well as joint family rights. Gays and Lesbians should have the same rights as Heterosexual to marry, however the Supreme Court still has not granted the same right? In denying same-sex partners the right to marry the government of the United States is discriminating against them in their ability to access the social, legal, and economic benefits available exclusively to lawfully married couples.
The world believes it is alright to go outside God’s boundaries for dating, and have sexual relations. The secular world says, “If it feels good, do it!” They base true love off of a feeling and I believe that is why there are so many divorced single adults today. However, God directs us to date in a manner, in which we keep ourselves pure, and build our relationship off of a God Bible-based foundation. Courtship is considered a Godly way of dating. It requires a commitment with intentions to marry in the future.
Lauren Adams Melissa Helton English 102 2 February 2012 Summary of A. Sullivan’s “For Gay Marriage” & W. Bennett’s “Against Gay Marriage”. Andrew Sullivan and William J. Bennett have very different opinions about legalizing gay marriage. Sullivan suggests it should be legal, but Bennett argues that it would ruin everything marriage stands for in America. In his book Virtually Normal: An Argument about Homosexuality (1995), former New Republic editor Andrew Sullivan argues that not having gay marriage is a violation of equality. He points out that he is not referring to religious traditions but suggests, in a public institution, marriage should be available to any two citizens.
Being a conservative, he consistently explains that a move to legalize gay marriages will corrupt marriage as an institution in the American society. Arguably, his views have no basis because there is no evidence that gay marriages will weaken existing and future straight unions. Moreover, there are several reasons that support that gay marriages are independent on straight marriages. First, upon legalizing gay marriages the stipulations governing how a woman and a man marry each other, and the legal provisions of this institution will not change. In addition, religious marriages will not be affected since there will be no interference on the religious beliefs concerning the union of women and men.
Prop 8 Jennifer Raback Morse argues that “gay rights activists misunderstand the motives of proposition 8 supporters: The proposition is not an expression of hatred toward gays, but a way of restraining an overzealous state Supreme Court which had attempted to redefine marriage.” She views marriage as a “gender-based institution that attaches mothers and fathers to each other and to their children.” (pg. 83) I agree with Morse. She has a good point that the proposition is not an expression of hatred toward gays, but an attempt to redefine marriage, and children should have at least the chance to have a relationship with a mom and dad. I agree with Morse because the proposition was never to show hatred towards homosexuals, but it was to protect marriage. Personally I have gone through arguments with many people about the proposition and what I stood for as a person.
Even today in some cultures monogamy and love are not seen as a necessary part of a marriage, men or woman can seek out other needs and not be ridiculed for it It is believed mostly in Western culture that “married couples should be best friends, sharing their most intimate feelings and secrets. They should express affection openly but also talk candidly about problems and be sexually faithful to each other. Emotional happiness seems the ultimate goal. A happy marriage is defined differently throughout the world, but only recently have the emotional and sexual needs of the partners become emphasized. Sell2 This seems unrealistic when compared against a historical world view especially how Western Cultures revere marriage.
I feel that the bible was a guide, but the guide needs to be updated. People change, cultures change, life changes, the world has changed since it was created. To me, homosexuals have the same right to be happy as heterosexuals. Letting homosexuals marry is the right thing to do, for it is now a new beginning for them. Introduction: The issues of homosexual marriages is very complex, especially who, or who should not be married.
It is for this reason that states do not have to recognize out of state gay marriages unlike other legal measures protected by the Full Faith and Credit Clause. A history of muddied political interpretation has led to measures which overreach principles of federal law, and other similar discriminatory measures like USC section 7’s “definition of marriage and spouse.” The Full Faith and Credit Clause should be upheld in support of gay marriage because constitutionally, not doing so would misconstrue numerous constitutional norms. The Full Faith and Credit Clause normally protect things such as freedom of mobility, the commerce clause, the right to marry, and the right to travel. By not applying the Full Faith and Credit Clause, these liberties are combined and disregarded for a minority group. If a gay marriage (a legal status not a national law) is not guarded by Full Faith and Credit, implications on national economy, family law, and children’s rights are at risk.
This creates an external pressure on gays to find love. Whether in the closet or out, gays are left to face many struggles in life that are forced upon them mostly by public opinion. However, if a gay person can gather the strength to accept their sexuality, then they are deemed a more pleasurable life because of self-satisfaction. Freddie Mercury was an extremely talented song writer and performer. He was also a homosexual.
Women in the 1800’s were dominated by their husbands and expected to be submissive in every way. After Kate’s real life husband died, she decided to voice her opinion on this topic. Sometimes the rules and morals that society or religion teaches us, isn’t really what we want for our own lives. Especially when it comes to sex, romance or love there are a lot of different opinions. Certain cultures may teach that sex (of any form) before marriage is not wrong while others believe that our morals change as society allows it to.