The question we need to ask is this - Is it better for a child to be kept in the potentially harmful institutional childrens' home environment OR be adopted by a gay couple?
Is this really what we want? And then, eventually, marriage will lose its special place in society — lose its meaning. Bowers, the notorious Supreme Court decision that upheld state sodomy laws until the court reversed itself in Lawrence vs.
There was no new law put in place, The old law just became void because it was incorrect. The first was panic after the Supreme Court knocked down the Texas ban on sodomy.
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Unlike homosexual attraction, homosexual activity is a choice and is up to the individual. The state of Colorado has alleged five purposes for Amendment 2.
InColorado voters approved a constitutional amendment that excluded gays and lesbians from all antidiscrimination laws and policies in the state.
To everything its season. Fortunately, the general trajectory of recent federal laws is towards greater equality, but we still have a good way to go before full equality is realized. Other players were the usual suspects, the Catholic church, several of the more conservative Protestant denominations, the American Family Association, Focus On The Family, their various political subsidiary groups, and a whole host of smaller right-wing political and religious organizations, including a few out-right hate groups.
Remember, people used to use the argument that mixed race couples shouldn't have children because they would invariably be bullied. The special olympics were created for people who couldn"t compete with an olympic athlete but are still good enough to compete in a competition better suited for them.
I"ve already provided you the legal definition of marriage. Societies have long recognized that allowing civil rights to certain groups may offend some, and at times, even the majority.
Society bombards us with heterosexuality as the norm, but yet we still have gay people. It's nice to see that so many of the comments below come from open-minded people but I don't think everyone in society thinks that way.
Does it ultimately boil down in many cases to discrimination? Homosexuality is as old as civilization itself, and has always been a part of civilization, including this one - indeed, cross-cultural studies indicate that the percentage of homosexuals in a population is independent of culture.
Then a group of experts in the field of adoption including an existing adopter and an adopted person reviewed our case file and decided our future whilst we sat at home waiting for the call. No credible empirical research suggests otherwise. If you think gay couples have stable relationships then where are you living?
You gloss over the generation of mixed-race kids who were bullied and faced prejudice and suffured all the more because their pioneering parents were too busy sitting around feeling proud of themselves to give them any kind support and pride.
Hatred by itself, dressed up as religious dogma has been used for so long that it is beginning to lose its effectiveness eventually people begin to figure out that it is mostly a tactic for filling pews, collection plates and campaign coffers more than it is a way of reforming lost souls and improving societyso the more clever of these organizations have begun to move onto a slick propaganda effort based on that long-time favorite argument-winner - fear.
These concerned citizens formed a group called Colorado for Family Values, which led an effort to do away with the protection of homosexuals in all antidiscrimination laws and policies in the state. It hardly seems fair to attack homosexual couples for wanting to provide one.
Step Parents too have also abused their step children. But I think society is at a turning point. Indeed, Rock Hudson was considered the very archtype of a masculine man.
It is hard to argue that gays, unable to access the dozens of rights of marriage available to straights as identified by the Supreme Court of the State of Hawaiihave equal protection of the law, when they clearly do not under any reasonable standard of logic, and so the courts have been ruling that the 14th Amendment to the U.
Same-sex marriage would threaten the institution of marriage. Nor do I believe that this law should be amended to include unmarried couples.
Unlike some countries ex. Many straight people who are in no position to raise children because they cannot afford it, are in unstable environments, or are too young, have children all the time and there are no laws preventing these people from having children.
By all means let gay adoption happen, but let's get the grown-up kids of gay parents back here in 18 years' time so they can tell us exactly what it was like and how good their parents were.
As an inborn characteristic, homosexual attraction is not something that can be changed and is not something that the law should discriminate against.
If a law is made or changed to be against a person based on sexual orientation however, that is unjust. Read a selection of your comments below. I also felt that my lack of a positive male role model allowed me to drift into delinquency more readily which negatively affected my school career.
But many other countries such as Australia that were influenced into following with the change in these laws are not coping the same way. If gay people really want to get married, all they have to do is to become straight and marry someone of the opposite sex.
These are all civil rights issues that have nothing whatever to do with the ecclesiastical origins of marriage; they are matters that have become enshrined in state and federal laws over the years in many ways that exclude us from the rights that legally married couples enjoy and consider their constitutional right.Oct 29, · And when straight people start upholding biblical law in civic culture, then maybe gay people should consider it, but not until then.
Opponents of same-sex marriage, particularly social conservatives, will argue that same-sex marriage could or would hurt traditional marriage because by broadening the definition of marriage, you make it less special – less sacred in a sense.
The state of Colorado made the following arguments in favor of the constitutionality of Amendment 2: Amendment 2 does not treat gay persons unequally.
In fact, Amendment 2 only eliminates laws and policies that gave gays and lesbians a "special right" to be protected from discrimination.
Same-sex adoption: The last prejudice? giving them many of the same rights as married heterosexuals - but not the right to adopt children. belief that same-sex parents cannot offer a child.
Aug 09, · An Argument For Same-Sex Marriage: An Interview with Jonathan Rauch. but I think what it boils down to is that gay people should deal with the same standards as straight people.
And when straight people start upholding biblical law in civic culture, then maybe gay people should consider it, but not until then. What. Ask just about anyone. They'll all tell you they're in favor of equal rights for homosexuals. Just name the situation, and ask.
They'll all say, yes, gays should have the same rights in housing, jobs, public accomodations, and should have equal access to government benefits, equal protection of the law, etcetera, etcetera. Homosexual people are entitled to make their own moral mistakes, but they are not entitled to insist everyone else approve and they are certainly not entitled to insist that children be used as guinea pigs in a gay rights social engineering experiment.Download