Theory and Pratice of Gay Marriage

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Theory and Practice of Gay Marriage Pamela Thomas SOC 120 Introduction to Ethics & Social Responsibility Instructor: Safiyyah Al-Amin June 6, 2011 Introduction: Gay Marriage Thesis: Gay marriage is as an ethical issue because it goes against most people norms. I. Identify, specifically, the ethical issue A. The ethical problems it presents. II. Explain how one of the classical theories (virtue ethics) A. How would this resolve the problem? III. Contrast this response with the perspective brought to the issue by ethical egoism. A. Three types VI. State which of these views is closer to your own A. relativism Conclusion: Although, the ethical norm is a heterosexual couple, gay marriage is not an…show more content…
Why, a gay couple not be allowed to participate in the ultimate expression of love--a marriage? However, the idea of gay marriage has not gained acceptance in this country. Americans, like all human beings, are naturally resistant to change. Humans are especially resistant to change when it has shoved down their throats, which is what many see it done by the liberal courts nowadays. As we have seen with blacks ' quest for civil rights, change must come gradually over time; otherwise, unrest and further division created. In addition, the history of gay marriage spans decades, even centuries of undocumented ceremonies and commitments. Denmark became a trailblazing country, leading the way for the concept of registering same-sex couples in what we know as a civil union. “This pioneering country voted on a law to register domestic partnership of gay couples on May 26, 1989.” (Bennett, 1996) The law went into force on October 1 1989.The initially challenge is an ethical one. Gay couples want the same rights as heterosexual couples, and by classic reciprocity principles, this is something all citizens can understand. ("The gay marriage," 2004) These striking times mark history but also make changes in how the world viewed and operated by society. “What is especially noteworthy about this American trend is the degree to which it is exceptional on the world scene. At a time

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