At first, this change was driven largely by a shift in public opinion within states, much like same-sex marriage legalization today. The government is not condoning homophobia by respecting this cultural and religious preference.
Proposition wants to have their cake and eat it. On the one hand, they allow laws to reflect public mores by maintaining marriage as an exclusive civil institution in places where that is desired by the majority.
Con 1 The institution of marriage has traditionally been defined as being between a man and a woman. Rather, anthropological research supports the conclusion that a vast array of family types, including families built upon same-sex partnerships, can contribute to stable and humane societies.
The burden of explaining your relationship was trivialized by opposition. The Opposition claims that laws should lag behind societal change, and should reflect the majority views. First, it is important to recognise that the explanation for why different viewpoints exist on whether or not same-sex marriage should be legal, is because different people, and governments, have different intuitions about whether or not homosexuality, per se, is acceptable.
Why are we doing it? Same-sex marriage legalization is correlated with a lower divorce rate, whereas same-sex marriage bans are correlated with higher divorce rates. WAYNE ALLARD: It's very timely that we have this debate today here in the United States Senate, a debate that we try to define marriage, to limit the role of the federal court, and we allow states, through a democratic process, to proceed as they see fit towards providing benefits through civil unions or domestic partnerships.
They haven't done anything about port security, about rail security and, you know, all of this talk about an assault on marriage, you know when the last time was that we raised the minimum wage? Health Aug Give us feedback.
Con 10 Marriage is an outmoded, oppressive institution that should be weakened, not expanded. Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote the majority opinion , concluded that DOMA violated the 14th Amendment by denying same-sex couples access to federal benefits attached to marriage.
Pro 5 Marriage is an internationally recognized human right for all people.