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Gay Marriage Presentation

Statistics and arguments for and against the institution of Gay Marriage.

Joshua Kinne

on 29 October 2012

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Transcript of Gay Marriage Presentation

Same-sex couples will feel more accepted by society.

Society has a moral duty to help LGBT individuals by providing them equal rights.
See: Civil Rights Movement Affirmative Social Argument
In Support of Same-Sex Marriage Modern Day In 2012 the LGBT community has more support then ever.

On the 2012 ballot gay marriage is up to vote (and favored to pass) in three states. Maryland, Washington and Maine.

People no longer view being homosexual as a “choice”

Education Insurance companies will become liable for more people and families.

More federal money will be spent towards same-sex couples.

With marriage comes more children, which means more money invested into the future generation. An Economic Argument A Religious Argument Holy books “forbid” homosexual activity
The Bible’s famous Leviticus passage, “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” (Leviticus 20:13 KJV)

The Qur'an mentions homosexuality in Surah 4:16, "If two men among you are guilty of lewdness, punish them both. If they repent and amend, Leave them alone; for God is oft-returning, Most Merciful"

Marriage and sex is meant for procreation.

Children need a mother and father.

Churches would be "forced" to facilitate same-sex marriages. Same-sex relationships will be pushed on children.
Taught in schools, become more “accessible”

Straight people will be forced to accept the “gay lifestyle”

Being gay will become the “new normal”. Social Argument in Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage An Economic Argument It will help the economy
New York’s same-sex marriage laws brought in $259 million
and $16 million in taxes
More demand for goods
Food, children’s goods, furniture, etc.
The housing market will benefit greatly. Christina, Josh, and Myke Same-Sex Marriage Gay Marriage is a misnomer, because people who identify themselves as something other than gay can also marry the same-sex.

Civil Unions (domestic partnerships)- A union between same-sex couples that give them the majority of state-level benefits. This is not a marriage.

Same-Sex Marriage- A marriage between two people of the same sex. A Religious Argument Separation of church and state.

Many religions DO recognize gay marriage.
Episcopalian, Evangelical Lutherans, Hinduism, Reform and Reconstructionist Jewish movement, United Church of Christ, Presbytarians, Statistics http://www.npr.org/2012/05/11/152480805/pew-poll-more-americans-support-gay-marriage "Meanwhile, other countries, including Honduras, Latvia and Uganda, banned same-sex marriage in 2005. Nigeria could be the next country to outlaw same-sex marriage if legislation introduced in January 2009 is passed. And in Greece, a court in May 2009 ruled that two same-sex marriages performed the year before were illegal and therefore void. In addition, at least 70 countries explicitly outlaw homosexuality." Based on the statistics, how many states do you think have
legal same-sex marriage? Why do you think that same-sex marriage has been banned in so many states? And why do you think homosexuality has been banned in so many countries? "Marriage is indeed fundamentally a traditional way of life imbued with social meaning, held in place by law." "The “social meaning” of marriage — as I use the term here — consists of the understandings and expectations regarding marriage that almost all members of society share. Marriage is above all a familiar institution: almost all members of society — even young children — have heard of it and have some notion of what it involves." Ralph Wedgwood author of 'The Fundamental Argument for Same-Sex Marriage' (Journal of Political Philosophy 1999) The Legal Argument
For Same-Sex Marriage Adoption is easier for Same-Sex couples

Insurance benefits would be available to partners of the same-sex

Hospital visitation rights would be available to partners of the same-sex Social contd. The Legal Opposition DOMA: Defense of Marriage Act

Adoption requirements would change and same-sex
couples would be able to adopt by legal mandate, thus infringing on the "nuclear family" concept.

There is much legal precedent already in place that defines marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman. Marriage: I believe that marriage should be a union between a man and a woman. I am opposed to gay marriages and so-called gay civil unions. I support the federal Marriage Protection Amendment. "Governor Johnson has a libertarian viewpoint on marriage. He does not believe that government should be involved in marriage, and that all couples should on level ground with respect to the government. Recently, Governor Johnson has acknowledged that government simply will not remove itself from marriage and that he therefore supported marriage equality."

"Dr Stein supports marriage equality for all people. She has publicly held this position in politics since 2002 when she ran for Governor of Massachusetts. During this contest, she opposed other liberal Democrats that backed a "civil-unions only" approach and did not endorse marriage."

Governor Romney's views on marriage have changed since he first entered politics in 1994. He has gone from declaring himself as one of the strongest supporters of gay marriage in 1994 to declaring marriage as between one man and one woman and asserting that he would seek a federal marriage amendment.

President Obama's view on marriage has changed throughout his political career. It seems that in 1996, he supported same-sex marriage, but then changed that view when he ran for national office in 2006. He has always supported civil unions and opposed section three of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that prevents the recognition of some same-sex couple benefits, such as sponsorship of foreign born partners for citizenship. His view on the idea of marriage has evolved since taking office and President Obama has now confirmed that he supports gay marriage.

ANY QUESTIONS? Thanks for watching!
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