But can we limit a class of people simply to those characterized by an unchosen characteristic? The same stands true in this debate. Its a popular joke that women start planning out their weddings when they are 10, imagine 5 years later being asked to sacrifice that wedding just to accept your own identity as a lesbian?
For an advocate of same-sex marriage to argue against the various forms of polygamy or child marriage is complete and total arbitrariness. Jesus never said anything about same-sex marriages. The parliament legalized same-sex marriage inless than a decade after the constitutional court struck down laws banning sex between men.
The current trend is in precisely the opposite direction. Is Public Sex Legal in California? For many of these people being asked to declare a gender so as to judge their qualification for a opposite gendered marriage is unfair. Marriage is oriented towards the production of a new generation, not mere sexual gratification or romantic companionship.
Children in such a situation are deprived of a mother or of a father. I would like to make some point by point counters to what you said and would love your feedback.
Polygamy tends to be de-individualizing, particularly for women and children. The reasons, I think, have to do with the vagueness in the redefinition of marriage itself, the emphasis on equal rights, and the emphasis non-discrimination. In terms of the values listed above, traditional opposition to divorce culture would place a high emphasis upon 1, 2, 7, 9, 10, and 12 in particular and to downplay and expect sacrifices in the areas of 4, 6, and 8.
On the contrary, though marriage begins in contract, it is precisely a contract to transcend the standpoint of contract, the standpoint from which persons are regarded in their individuality as self-subsistent units.
It is an eccentric oddity, something that no one takes seriously for a moment. September 19, at pm. Why should same-sex couples be denied rights in areas such as inheritance or visitation? Marriage is not an immutable institution. It is because legalizing same-sex marriage is the kind thing to do.
Further, proposition persists in failing to pry apart concerns by gay persons that fall outside the debate, but which are legitimate.