In Polyamory not like push for gay marriage, Cathy Young push a case against polyamory unions. Young start by remembering us how the mariage question is a hot subject right now, first the gay community won a big victory in 2013 and now other groups want to change again our views about marriage.
The author recall a recent ruling by a judge of Utah where he struck down part of the state’s ban on polygamy which was in place since 1895 for being partly unconstitutional. This case was an example of a traditional form of polygamy with one man and his 4 “sister wives”.
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We are in a day and age where it is becoming more socially acceptable for two men or two women to display their love for each other in public by getting married. More states within the United States are legalizing gay marriage, more people are in support of providing civil rights and liberties to gay and lesbian citizens and there has been an increase in the number of openly gay and lesbian citizens which now make up 3.47% of the total population in the United States. With that being said, just because gay marriage is becoming more acceptable does not mean that opposition does not exist.... [+] Read more
Bruce Springsteen has always been an advocate for LGBT rights, but he has recently decided to go farther and star in new social media to convey his feelings about it. The Four 2012 has started a new campaign that is focusing on the Maryland, Maine, and Minnesota same-sex marriage ballot. Springsteen is the poster boy for them. Just recently, there has been a poster circulating with him on the cover and his quote, “The marriage-equality should be recognized for what it truly is-a civil rights issue that must be approved to assure that every citizen is treated equally under the... [+] Read more
This was a very eye-opening blog post on just how strongly people feel about gays and gay marriage. In doing my own research on gay marriage my main focus was how American politicians and the Catholic Church expressed their anti-gay marriage opinions and doctrines to the public. I think your blog’s first paragraph is very powerful, especially when you quoted the part of the Bible that Mississippi lawmaker Andy Gipson used to justify his position on gays and same-sex marriage. It shows how volatile emotions are towards gays and same-sex marriages and the possible actions... [+] Read more
This journal is about a recent study of how the media, especially newscasts, shape and change peoples’ attitudes towards same-sex marriage. There have been past studies about how the media portrays same-sex marriage, but this study is different because it’s examining whether and how the use of other forms of media affect the attitudes of the audience about this issue (Lee and Hicks 1394). The findings of this study were that those who are younger, female, and more educated would be more likely to be in favor of same-sex marriage (Lee and Hicks 1398).
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Gene Robinson is an openly gay bishop of an Episcopal Church who tries to persuade people of “the viability and legitimacy of gay marriage” (Robinson 2012). His methods of getting through to the public about gay marriage is to reason with them instead of calling them out on their beliefs. He uses his faith and theology background to counterattack arguments by saying that “Jesus was silent on the issue” and, “Jesus was often seen as highly focused on family values” (Robinson 2012). He also says that the views of the church and state should be separate in choosing if gay marriage should be... [+] Read more
Marriage has been defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as, “the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law” (Merriam-Webster, 2012). What if you wanted to marry someone of the same gender? Gay marriage has been under heated debate recently between the gay community, the Catholic Church, and politicians.
The Catholic Church has been professing that marriage is only sacred between a man and woman. It was a complete disgrace and embarrassment when the idea of same sex marriage was brought to their... [+] Read more