While the majority of the population believes that the legalization of gay marriage will have negative impact on the society, gay activists claim that it is against basic civil rights to prohibit them from marrying. The constitution gives us many civil rights and remedies. One of the liberty granted to us is to be in pursuit of happiness, which homosexual people are not allowed to chase. They cannot be married to the person they love. It violates their freedoms.
Honestly, the message still applies, but with the recent legalization of gay marriage, I doubt that we have nowhere else to go but by moving forward and accepting that the gay community is for the most part accepted. We may get people who still dislike the community, but with the recent generations being brought up to understand what being gay means, there shouldn’t be any serious issues in the future. But take my opinion with a grain of salt, there will always be people who dislike gay people no matter how much you educate them. And that is because through ignorance and influences from either old generations or religion. I also with that people who are uneducated about what the gay community is remain similar to one of the characters being interviewed.
Constitutionalist do not support ending the life of an unborn regardless of whether it was an assault. Constitutionalist believe that the U.S borders should be monitored to prevent immigrants to enter. They also are against illegal drugs and would want to have restrictions on them. They also support religious expression. They support Christian schools and allow equal rights to pray and learn about their beliefs.
Although the law could be very beneficial for the development of the country, the Church is against many of these because of its beliefs about sex and marriage. It believes in values such as chastity, modesty, and purity. Having the RH Law would mean that people could be “unchaste” in their perspective without having to worry about the responsibility that comes with parenthood. In addition to that, there is no divorce in the
The Bill of Rights was originally created out of fear that the government may still even be to strong if actions were not taken to protect individual rights. The Bill of Rights retains basic freedoms for individuals such as freedom of religion; a crucial right attained through the first amendment in the constitution can be seen in the freedom of speech and press. This amendment allows for citizens to speak out against actions taken by the government in which they do not agree with. This amendment also allows popular opinions to form as opposed to scattered opinions that will not be as strong as individuals. Another key feature to limit the government can be seen in the same article, where the Bill of Rights states that an individual has the right to attain an impartial jury for a trial.
(Document I). A brochure for “Reminder Day” expressed that homosexuals were often not treated as equals and that the Federal, state and local governments have shown bias towards these individuals. Although some religions would perceive homosexuality as a sin, the individuals are still human and should be given the same opportunities as the rest of the population. In the past, the Declaration of Independence promised natural rights for all men, but some rights were not realized for minority groups. Over time, parts of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were revoked and amended so that in today’s world, all “men”, including women and minority groups, all have the same rights.
The prevention of transmitting STDs has proven to be a controversial subject in the United States. The argument comes not from the objective of eliminating STDs, which everyone shares, but the differing strategies for arriving at that goal. The theory is that even mentioning condoms, much less admitting that they dramatically reduce the possibility of HIV infection, sends a “mixed message” about the worth and value of total abstinence up until marriage. Groups such as the National Abstinence Education Association (NAEA) state that avoiding sexual activity before marriage is the only surefire or secure method of protecting oneself from STDs. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, the average age for Americans to lose their virginities is around 17 for both men and women.
A state should be neutral about religion. The state cannot protect one religion because people of other religions may become angry. I believe that if a government supports and shows what religion they believe in, it would persuade people on liking that religion over another. Since the state has more power, they can influence the people. “…private organizations — including churches — it cannot discriminate against others…” (Ragosta, freep.com).
As long as same sex marriage is not directly affecting society marriage should be allowed. In the counter argument written by Grigg’s he tries to list different ways that same sex marriage effects society but none of his arguments listed are points that can’t be easily argued, which is what made Michaelson’s argument stronger than Griggs. Michaelson also speaks from first person experience which further strengthens his use of ethos. By using personal pronouns such as I, and my Michaelson is informing the reader that he himself has personally experienced the struggles of same sex marriage. Receiving a first-hand source makes an argument more credible as well.
They are still made of the same flesh and bones as you and I are. Being gay is harder than being heterosexual because some people have been very close-minded about gays. It is only now that some people are slowly accepting the fact that some people are gay. Although many straight people believe that gay couples should not adopt a child because of moral reasons, that should not restrict the gay couples from adopting.
Although the phrase the separation of church and state is frequently misunderstood it is extremely important to know the meaning of this phrase. This is the distance between organized religion and the national state, and to sum this phrase up religious groups will not control the government and they will not dictate the government. I personally think the signers of thought the separation of the church and state was a good idea only because this keeps down confusion and it prevents individuals from being upset and thinking that they are being taxed for the purpose of someone else’s religious hospitals, schools, or
Separation of Church and state should remain a priority in order to prevent prejudice of religion. In the 2014 Supreme Court ruling, Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, Hobby Lobby was under attack for not including contraceptives in their health care. By not providing them to employees, Hobby Lobby was violating the contraceptives mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (hobbylobbycase.com). The Christian-based business fought back, arguing that it was within their religious freedom to choose not to offer something they were against. The first amendment was not implemented only to protect the rights of each religious community, but also the rights of non-religious communities.
Perry we see the issue regarding the major political issue of the legalization of same-sex marriages. While some individuals rebuke or chastise homosexuality, other individuals will embrace it as just another aspect of life a average norm to be. We must questions the reason for the early determination of same sex marriage constitutionality. When it comes down to it, our society is just making it illegal for people that live their lives differently from the majority of us. It is inequitable for our government to decide on whether or not homosexuals can be married.
The backlash on the ruling is much warranted. I say this because if we took a national poll, the ruling would be that gay marriage would not be allowed. We live in a democratic society where the people "should" rule but as always, the government has the final say. Although I do agree with the backlash and understand why it is happening I still hold firm to my belief that they should still be allowed to marry. I believe this because if my neighbors who are both males were to marry each other, why or how does that influence or affect my life.
For instance, when the federal government ruled that gay marriage is a lawful act, it secured the rights for people who didn’t have them beforehand, although there is a percentage of citizens who don’t agree with this practice, whether it be for religious reasons or otherwise. The solution? Our country has states for a reason, and during Colonial times, each state ran itself according to their beliefs. Consequently, if you disagree with your state’s belief on a certain issue, you have the ability to relocate to another that shares your values. Unfortunately, although there are some practices that differ between states, such as legalization of marijuana, not all laws are equal.