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Same Sex Marriage
Transcript of Same Sex Marriage
Judgment and Discrimination
“ I had two people who cared about me, looked after me when I was sick, got on my case when I ditched my chores, cheered at my graduation, and cried at my wedding. I defy anyone to look at me in the eye and tell me there’s something wrong with that. So to those who justify their opposition to gay adoption and same sex unions by claiming concern for the children, I say this: Thanks for your concern, but there’s no need to worry about us. We’re turning out great.”
What is marriage?
“The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life..”
With marriage rate at 6.8, divorce rates are 3.6 per 1,000 people.
Unconditionally compared to taking advantage of rights.
Massachusetts, which became the first state to legalize gay marriage on May 17, 2004, had the lowest divorce rate in the country in 2008
Its divorce rate declined 21% between 2003 and 2008.
They should be able to have children.
infertile; the marriage is still valid.
Same-sex? Invalid to Christians.
Both faith and reason speak to the true meaning of marriage.
Two people, regardless...
“When God created human persons in his own image, as male and female, he placed in their hearts the desire, and the task, to love – to give themselves totally to another person.”
Form, Matter, and Minister
The ministers are the people getting married.
The matter is the ring they give to each other.
The form are the Vows: "I, (Name), take you (Name), to be my wife(husband). I promise to be true to you in good times and bad, in sickness and health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life."
Should have to legalize polygamy...
People used to say HIV/AIDS was a "gay disease"
leads to suicide
FBI says 15.6% of hate crimes due to sexual orientation.
Rights for Same Sex Couples
Solution to this Problem
What Can We Do?
Try to have the Church talk more openly about how they view homosexuals, so misunderstandings can be fixed.
Provide counseling to those being harassed and have more strict policies throughout the world protecting homosexuals from hate crimes and discrimination, so that they feel more open and free in the world.
Having more studies prove "myths" and things people are saying true or not.
Have an open mind.
Walk a mile in their shoes.
These include medical decisions.
When one dies, the other will get some or all of your property if they didn’t have a will.
They also are allowed to share the same nursing home room.
Little state level rights (no federal rights)
4 states recognize Civil Unions
Delaware and Rhode Island replaced it with marriage.
recognizing a same sex couples love for each other and relationship allowing them to live together.
They are provided almost the same care and treatment as married couples at a state level, but are not actually married.
2 states grant nearly all state level rights.
3 states and D.C grant limited state level rights.
Now is legal in 16 states.
Illinois's law will take effect June 1, 2014.
Hawaii on December 2, 2013.
33 states banned.
either constitutionally, by the state law, or both.
New Mexico has neither banned nor legalized it but as of Aug. 30, 2013, six New Mexico counties are issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, either voluntarily or as ordered by state district judges.
As of Sep. 27, 2013, 14 out of 194 countries allow same-sex couples to marry.