Religious institutions can decline to marry gay and lesbian couples if they wish, but they should not dictate marriage laws for society at large. But without any marriage certificates to show, no matter how long a gay couple has been together and no matter how much money the other person in the relationship has poured in for the property if it is under the deceased name, they will not get any share.
Related Stories. Open Document. They're asking you to recognize the line America tries to maintain between personal morality and the judgment of the law; between what's your business and what's none of your business. Eric Zorn.
In America, the distinction can get blurry because states permit clergy to carry out both religious and civil marriage in a single ceremony. History of the Same-Sex Marriage Debate, - present. Is it right in the eyes of God, of the society and the law?
So widely shared, the tradition until recently had been adopted by all governments and major religions of the world. Allowing gay marriage would only further shift the purpose of marriage from producing and raising children to adult gratification.
If you wait for a father. Adoption is a long and hard drawn out process for any couple, but for couples that are of the same-sex, they typically get the shorter end of the stick.
And we see it in our very constitution. Interestingly, marriage out of love is a relatively new concept, and PDAs between the husband and wife were considered taboo in several cultures, until recently at least. I do not know if anyone would dispute the correlation of marriage and sex. O for sure we had identity crises before accepting ourselves as gay??
I love being a husband and a father.
The choice is yours. Pro 2 Same-sex couples should have access to the same benefits enjoyed by heterosexual married couples. Peter S. Traditionally, we treated illnesses with ineffective or dangerous mumbo jumbo, cast aside the disabled and righteously persecuted those with differing religious views.
Are you joking? Are people born gay?