of the Hoover Institution and his reference to the events that took place in Norway after the country amended. Supporters of gay marriage have fought a long battle, and gone through lots of ups and downs. California especially has held an extremely irresolute stand on the issue. or-, granting legal marriage rights under the law must extend to gays and lesbians to ensure that all citizens enjoy full human rights. Colson shares his personal experiences as a prison minister, various studies, statistics, and real world examples to elucidate the reasons behind his controversial stance on marital rights. In 2004, San Francisco Mayor Newsom ordered marriage licenses to be issued to same-sex couples, although these were later deemed invalid. One might argue that Proposition 8 unconstitutionally limits the fundamental right to marry. Thesis Statements: Granting legal marriage rights to gays and lesbians would threaten the stability of the family, a pillar of our society. At one point, homosexuality was considered a mental illness as recognized by the DSM of Psychology. Although the Hawaiian legislature then amended their constitution to ban gay marriage, this was the first instance where a decision was made in favor.
This paper will address some of the issues surrounding gay marriage.
An Introduction to the Importance of the Legalization of Same Sex Marriage in the.
Essay on Same-Sex Marriage Barbara.
Cox Professor California Western.
The issue of same-sex marriage is an argument that all of us have heard.
Congress in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2008 but has failed to gain enough support to pass (Same-Sex Marriage). Virginia, affirmed that the freedom to marry has long since been recognized as one of the vital personal rights essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by free men. Should we provide the same rights to gay and lesbian couples that are currently only afforded to heterosexual couples - the right to marry, adopt and receive benefits? They married the opposite gender to live out a normal life. Introduction The Controversy, same-sex marriage permits couples of the same gender to enter legally-recognized marriages and provides them with the same legal rights as couples in heterosexual relationships (Same-Sex Marriage). You cannot tell people they cannot fall in love. The essays main argument is built around Colsons belief that legalizing same-sex marriage would lead to the decoupling of marriage, and ultimately result in what he describes as: an explosive increase in family collapse, out of wedlock births - and crime. Allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry, they say, undermines the institution of marriage (Same-Sex Marriage). Martin Luther King. Narrow-minded interpretations of faith often have led to self-righteousness and oppression of others, and they are again on the rise (Stone). California is for most of us the state that comes to mind when the issue of same-sex marriage comes about.