Gay Marriage Exploratory

1196 WordsMay 11, 20055 Pages
Exploratory Paper: Should Same Sex Marriage Be Legal? The proposed legalization of same-sex marriage is one of the most significant issues in contemporary American family law. As a heavily campaigned development currently discussed in law assessment; these extremely confrontational and debatable political questions are facing present day American courts. If same-sex marriage is legalized, its affect on the parents, children, same sex couples, families, and the social and political world will be astronomical. The arguments surrounding the issue though confrontational nonetheless are easily seen from a wide array of perspectives. One of the perspectives states that marriage is a promise to a spouse to stay loyal and faithful in all…show more content…
1) Opponents had several reasons of why Proposition 22 should have been voted against. They argued that the proposition is unnecessary, as well as discriminatory and prejudiced. The unconstitutionality of the law helps begin a "slippery slope" to discrimination in other areas like employment, housing and health care. Supporters of Proposition 22 say it advocates not prejudice or discrimination just merely closing a "legal loophole". Although the main point of the proposition does ensures that gay and lesbian marriages are not recognized in California if couples decide to get married in another state. Aside from a small gay Mormon organization referred to as, Affirmation, a religious group such as Catholics and Mormons heavily promoted California 's Proposition 22. The Catholic Church, The Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church) are not only against same-sex marriages, but homosexual relationships in general. They believe that it goes against the word of Jesus to love a member of the same gender. Certain clergies do marry homosexuals, depending on their opinion. Due to the separation of church and state, each individual place should have the right to choose. However, new laws
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