As such, they play a very important and sometimes decisive role in influencing patterns of thought and behavior. Being rooted in human nature, natural law is universal and immutable.
We reject and condemn any violence.
Efforts to legalize same-sex marriage, however, simply aim to provide same-sex couples with equal access to marriage laws -- there is no intention to change the fundamental definition of marriage as the legal union between two adult human beings who have no direct biological connection with each other.
By Murray Lipp 6. But this State involvement can only make sense if one of the purposes inherent in marriage is children. The bodily union integral to marriage helps to create stable and harmonious conditions suitable for children. Allowing same-sex couples to marry apparently poses a "threat" to "traditional marriage" as though somehow heterosexual married couples will all be at risk of divorcing when two people of the same sex marry each other.
And when straight people start upholding biblical law in civic culture, then maybe gay people should consider it, but not until then.
Those who are most harmed by that are the children who no longer have a right to both a father and a mother, and their biological connectedness to a father no longer has any status in the law.
Consider the conclusions of the reputably progressive research institution Child Trends: Same-sex partnerships lack any essential and natural orientation to children: According to this understanding, the State should recognise and regulate marriage because it has more interest in romantic partnerships than in the concrete needs of children.
They have a particular obligation to protect children. Various countries and American states which initially permitted "civil unions" for same-sex couples have subsequently enacted marriage equality legislation. Nature-themed arguments against gay marriage say little about the societal institution of marriage but reveal a lot about the homophobia and heterosexism of those who present such arguments.
God intended marriage to be between a man and a woman. French lawmakers, it said, had agreed that the "difference in situations between same-sex couples and couples made up of a man and a woman can justify a difference in treatment concerning family rights.
I think now inclearly, the legislatures are a better way to do it. Two individuals of the same sex, regardless of their race, wealth, stature, erudition or fame, will never be able to marry because of an insurmountable biological impossibility.
However, we pray for these too. It is not simply the presence of two parents As a comprehensive union of spouses, marriage means a sharing of lives and resources, a union of minds and wills, and hence the requirement of consent for forming marriage.
I often say, you know, when straight people get the right to marry two or three people or their mother or a toaster, then gay people should have the same right. It Does Not Create a Family but a Naturally Sterile Union Traditional marriage is usually so fecund that those who would frustrate its end must do violence to nature to prevent the birth of children by using contraception.
Revising marriage would cause harm At the heart of the argument for same-sex marriage lies the revisionist propositions that same-sex marriage harms no-one, and that to deny gay and lesbian couples marriage is a denial of "natural justice.
As practicing Catholics, we are filled with compassion and pray for those who struggle against unrelenting and violent temptation to homosexual sin. Is it that people are just unused to or uncomfortable with the idea of gay people marrying?
This aids in perpetuating the nation and strengthening society, an evident interest of the State.Ten Arguments From Social Science Against Same-Sex Marriage By Family Research Council. A large and growing body of scientific evidence indicates that the intact, married family is best for children.
Aug 03, · News about same-sex marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times. Some same-sex marriage activists might wish to exclude certain moral and religious viewpoints from the same-sex marriage debate.
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On June 26,the US Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is a right protected by the US Constitution in all 50 states. Prior to their decision, same-sex marriage was already legal in 37 states and Washington DC, but was banned in the remaining Anti–Gay Marriage Argument No.
1: One of the most highly disputed arguments against gay marriage is that it’s not an inherent right protected by the Constitution. In the controversial Sixth Circuit decision that upheld gay marriage bans in four states, Sutton wrote: “But the right to marry in general, and the right to gay marriage in.
The American Family Association published a list of 10 arguments against same-sex marriage in Ostensibly a summary of James Dobson's Marriage Under Fire, the arguments made a very loose case against same-sex marriage based almost entirely on slippery slopes and out-of-context quotations from.Download