Support independent, faith-based journalism. When — and why — did the government get into the sanctification business in the first place? And how does that happen in a society with a First Amendment designed to guarantee functional separation between religion and government? Having to make such an affirmation makes him cringe, Lynn said, because he believes doing so is evidence of an excessive entanglement between church and state in the area of marriage regulation.
Anderson - - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 16 4: These thinkers have devoted themselves to developing and defending a traditional sexual ethic according to which homosexual sexual acts are immoral per se and marriage ought to remain an exclusively heterosexual institution.
The sterility objection holds that the NNLs are guilty of making an arbitrary and irrational distinction between But the NNLs do not draw this conclusion. Instead, they maintain that sterile heterosexuals can marry while denying that the same is true of same-sex couples.
The sterility objection claims the NNLs are being inconsistent in treating the two kinds of couples differently. The NNLs have responded by arguing that there is a sense in which the sex acts of sterile heterosexual couples are as suited to reproduction as those of fertile heterosexuals.
Thus they maintain that the distinction they draw between the two kinds of couple has a rational basis. A successful defense of the sterility objection must show that this response on the part of the NNLs fails. Such is the task I undertake in this paper.May it be known that our responsibility is bigger than merely fighting against same-sex marriage; our responsibility is to fight for marriage.
Failed marriages burden innocent bystanders, including children and ultimately all society. A Dutch Mormon non-same-sex marriage: a proud father with his daughter The involvement of the LDS church in the issue of same sex marriage in the United States.
Are the family courts biased against men or women? John Bolch shares his thoughts on the issue. "It is also argued by those advocating same-sex marriage, that excluding same-sex couples from marriage is the same act of discrimination as prohibiting interracial marriage, which has rightly been recognized as a serious breach of human rights.
Feb 10, · The argument over same-sex marriage is one over what constitutes "married", "spouse", etc., while that over polygamy regards how many marriages one should be .
Opponents of same-sex marriage reject it on religious and moral grounds but also on practical ones. If we let homosexuals marry, they believe, a parade of horribles will follow—the weakening of.