Comment on this column at chicagotribune. 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. And I confess to but don't apologize for expressing this view with great vehemence and for exhibiting so little patience with the idea that due to inchoate and unproven fears, religious dictates and aesthetic concerns we ought to continue for one more day to treat gay people and gay couples as second-class under the law.
And if anything, encouraging same-sex couples to commit to one another for life will decrease promiscuous behavior among gay people, should that be of particular concern. Popular Essays. The choice is yours. Heterosexuals-only lunch counters?
Is it right in the eyes of God, of the society and the law? Legalizing same-sex marriage will put us on the slippery slope toward legalizing polygamy. Roman said they have all been advocating for this. But through time, Congress resorted to another solution to address the issue since marriage, according to the Constitution, is inviolable.
Report this Argument. The only thing the government can do to protect LGBT rights in the Philippines is for them to have congressional representation which has already been granted but as they fall under recognized gender male or Female and status Single or Married which already had an equal protection under the law, they cannot otherwise invoke equality by recognizing third gender as sexual preference or recognizing homosexual relationships as legible for legal marriages.
Report this Comment. Post Your Opinion. Con Hello opponent. Like this: Like Loading The only possibility of neglecting them from planning for a baby or adopting a baby can be done if they are still not married to each other legally.
In Africa, male homosexual acts remain punishable by death in Mauritania, Sudan, and some parts of Nigeria and Somalia.
I've been informally debating opponents of legalizing same-sex marriage for nearly 20 years and have a pretty good handle on their most frequently employed arguments. For most of history, every place gay people went was presumptively heterosexuals only.
Show More. Integrating a society and expanding human rights has always shattered tradition, and we have consistently been better off for it. Even those who find their private consenting sexual behavior repellent to contemplate, offensive to the natural order and scripturally forbidden must, I believe, find the common decency within to afford them these minimum rights.
Yes, most cultures have defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman for hundreds if not thousands of years.