In the last example, the State Attorney General has unilaterally announced she will not uphold the state constitution. To wit, here are some reasons we should support same-sex marriage:
Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. What is the Supreme Court thinking about marriage? They just heard oral argument from gay couples, from the states that want to preserve their bans, and from the U.
First, a few basics.
There are nine justices. Conventional wisdom is that four are sympathetic to marriage equality.
Four are probably opposed. And one is probably somewhere in the middle. The ones who are opposed are really opposed, starting with Scalia. He said marriage equality amounts to "a requirement of action which is unpalatable to many of our citizens for religious reasons.
Yeah, there are nondiscrimination laws that require businesses to treat customers equally. Religious officials can choose who to associate with in private.
But this case is about the government. Justice Roberts also seemed to be coming down against marriage equality. The fundamental core of the institution is the opposite-sex relationship and you want to introduce into it a same-sex relationship.
This is also ridiculous. But the states are continuing to cling to this idea that marriage has to be about the ability to reproduce. This is the same argument that the anti-gay side made two years ago in the Windsor case. And how did that work out for them? Only Alito and Thomas signed on to that reasoning with Windsor.
Speaking of Alito, during this most recent argument, he brought up polygamy as a reason to deny marriage equality. He asked, in essence: This comes up a lot, and it can be a hard question to answer.
For example, if one member of the group divorces, do any of the remaining spouses get child custody? In part because plural marriages are just as heterosexual as they are queer.
I mentioned Thomas a minute ago. But he has written things. Back in February he wanted to the court to block marriage from starting in Alabama, saying they should have "preserved the status quo. Couples are denied their rights, which has ramifications from child custody to driver licenses to death certificates.
Look at what the status quo means: Gay couples separated in hospitals. Losing their life savings when one passes away. Having a marriage license revoked when they cross state lines.On June 26, , the US Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is a right protected by the US Constitution in all 50 states.
Prior to their decision, same-sex marriage was already legal in 37 states and Washington DC, but was banned in the remaining Legal arguments on behalf of gay marriage tend to get more attention because it should be a matter of basic civil and equal rights.
Even if gay marriage were harmful, the equality and dignity of gay couples should be respected. Five Arguments for Gay Marriage 1. The corollary of this argument is that heterosexuals have no right to lecture homosexuals about marriage because so many marriages already end in failure.
However, this is a great example of the tu quoque fallacy, because as it happens. Both in the U.S.A. and internationally the marriage equality movement is gaining momentum.
Accordingly, more and more people are starting to acknowledge the flawed nature of all arguments . Jul 12, · Gay marriage should be legalized because it is uncivilized and unmerited. Our civil rights and the Constitution give us many liberties.
One of our civil liberties is the pursuit of happiness. See point two. Marriage is already in rough shape. “Until death do us part,” now has an escape clause, “or one of us decides to hire a lawyer.” The corollary of this argument is that heterosexuals have no right to lecture homosexuals about marriage because so many marriages already end in failure.