In another article I read, Scalia states that “that issues such as abortion and homosexuality do not appear in the Constitution makes them matters for which citizens and states can enact laws”( Patel, Ushma). Basically what he’s saying is that issues that are not supported in the Constitution make it not a living document. If the Constitution has to be modified in order to make everyone happy then that’s not living. We are supposed to go by the principles in the
The first amendment, which protects amongst other things our freedom of speech, is tantamount in “preventing the majority from imposing its views on [the minority]” (481). However, in this famous case the will of the majority, the Boy Scout of America leaders, leading to the exclusion of the minority, James Dale, from based on his openness about his sexual orientation which conflicted with the beliefs of the scouts at the time. Despite the fact that he was free to speak about his orientation with newspapers and whomever he wishes in general, the ideas were seen by the Scouts as an affront on their “morally straight” requirements which is also protected under the first amendment. This raises two integral questions about the nature of our fundamental
The popular democratic view on sexual orientation is that it should never be something that someone is discriminated or declined rights for. No matter how small the rights may seem nobody should be declined that right because of their natural attraction to the opposite sex or both sexes, the need to be the opposite gender, gender fluid, no gender identification, having no sexual attraction to either sex, and so on. Sexual orientation is not a thing that can be chosen and many conservative peoples argue this fact. The idea that conservatives base their defiance towards homosexuals is the idea that parents of the same sex cannot raise a child in the way that parents of opposite sex could. This conservative idea is rational, but simply not true as the American Psychological Association states the “psychological and social aspects” between homosexual and heterosexual relations are very similar and make both equally fit to care for a child.
Equality for all. Do the majority of coaches and parents really want equality for all athletes? The answer to this question is, surprisingly, under discrepancy. Title IX, a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded educational activity and or program, is starting to be thought of as “over the top.” Title IX faces controversy as some think that it takes away from male sports. However, the main purpose is to stop using federal money to support sex discrimination in programs.
Those two documents wouldn’t be the same if it weren’t for the six philosophers voicing their opinions. We also wouldn’t have the same rights and freedom we do now if any of them didn’t insist on these rights. There are multiple grievances that improved our rights and the social contract. Grievance 1, “He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.” This shows, and explains that the
While, the Declaration of Independence does say that “all men were created equal” the principle of equality stands. America was founded because the colonists believed they weren’t receiving the rights that they deserved. The feminist movement had the same
Law abiding gay and lesbian citizens have a disadvantage from other people, not because they are breaking laws or doing anything wrong but because unaffected parties don’t accept their sexual orientation and cause problems. The right to marry is just one of
Also professional business could risk government sanctions because they don?t treat gays and straight couples the same because they believe it is wrong. The reason of marriage is to procreate and expand the population and with gay marriage you just can?t do that. Today I have tried to persuade you why I think gay marriage shouldn?t be allowed. Allowing it just wouldn?t set a good example for the next generation, why leave our kids with a mess we could fix for them. Work Cited Huckabee, Mike.
Our EMT refusing to perform the lifesaving procedures on the gay patient goes against our obligation to help mankind unselfishly. This case is a difficult one because there is no definite way to prove a person’s sexuality, especially if the person was unconscious. Even if the EMT was certain that the individual was gay, this act breaks the code of ethics of EMT’s which states that EMT’s will “provide services based on human need… unrestricted by consideration of nationality, race, creed, color, or status.” Although the EMT may claim that protection, there should be a form of disciplinary action taken by the EMT’s overseers, especially if his refusal was at the expense of a human life that relied on his
Furthermore, Derher confesses that with the hatred of the Christian opinion on homosexuality it will not end favorably and that “[w]ars of religion never do.” Derher is mistaken because he overlooks the fact that it is not a battle over religion, but a battle of equality. He neglects to see that people are not angry over the religion, they are angry about how the religious followers are treating other human being. The brutal treatment leads to a toxic environment for the gays everywhere. It cannot possibly be easy nor pleasant to live in such conditions where hateful words are constantly being spewed at oneself. Therefore, this is not a matter of a religious duel; as a result, it is an issue with people being treated equally among their fellow beings.