Student Soc. Times Jan. Rather than interrogate the necessarily multi-party arrangements that may have produced such children, the judgments instead move to reestablish the value and utility of the dyadic structure of parentage.
Gough ed. The electorates of 11 States, either directly or through their representatives, chose to expand the traditional definition of marriage. In fact, the political goal of same-sex marriage was first devised in the s as a boldly confrontational strategy by gay liberationist activists.
They also suffer the significant material costs of being raised by unmarried parents, relegated to a more difficult and uncertain family life.
Open in a separate window. The fuss over same-sex marriage and polygamy being made by some conservative commentators is therefore somewhat perplexing. OtterF. They ask nine judges on this Court to enshrine their definition of marriage in the Federal Constitution and thus put it beyond the reach of the normal democratic process for the entire Nation.
In response to the ruling of the Council of Grand Justices on same-sex marriage, the group against same-sex marriage drafted two referendums to argue that legal reform should be made outside changes to the Civil Code, including Case No.
Hening ed. See generally RoeU. Van der Star A. The four principles and traditions to be discussed demonstrate that the reasons marriage is fundamental under the Constitution apply with equal force to same-sex couples.
Martin, B. Interestingly, however, these two lines of argumentation were never merged. Adrien Wing and Adrienne Davis have also identified various forms of de facto polygamy in operation in the United States, most evidently within African-American communities shaped by histories of slavery and a shortage of black men due to high incarceration rates and high fatality rates at a young age.
After the proposal of referendums in Taiwan, sexual minority individuals had to interact with neighbors, colleagues, and family members who adopted the viewpoints broadcast by the groups opposing same-sex marriage for half a year. The centrality of marriage to the human condition makes it unsurprising that the institution has existed for millennia and across civilizations.
At least this part of the majority opinion has the virtue of candor.