See Article History Alternative Titles: Although same-sex marriage has been regulated through law, religion, and custom in most countries of the world, the legal and social responses have ranged from celebration on the one hand to criminalization on the other. Some scholars, most notably the Yale professor and historian John Boswell —94have argued that same-sex unions were recognized by the Roman Catholic Church in medieval Europe, although others have disputed this claim.
Often, this is stated in an attempt to distance themselves from ethics and focus on the social and political agenda to promote homosexuality. Still, is homosexuality and homosexual marriage a moral issue?
Morality deals with person-to-person relationships and what ought and ought not to be done within them. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy defines morality: Marriage commitment and sexual conduct are both laced with moral issues such as 1 What ought marriage be defined as?
These issues are, by nature, moral; and the claim that homosexuality is not a moral issue is simply false. What is the basis of morality? But, the moral issue is not where homosexuals want to do battle--well, not normally. They might claim the moral right to have sex with anyone they want or have the "right" to marry a person of the same sex, but on what are their morals and rights based?
If they reply that society and personal preferences determine morality, there are problems that arise. First, what would they do if society said that homosexuality is morally wrong and homosexuals should be isolated from everyone else? Logically, it would mean that homosexuals would have to agree with such isolation.
Second, if a society determines what is right morally, then why did the homosexuals work against society to get the moral standards changed to agree with their moral preferences? Third, if a society determines what is right and wrong, then can they legitimately complain against the Nazi Society that murdered Jews in World War II?
If morality is based on personal preferences, then what do you do when the preferences of one person contradict the preferences of another in moral issues?
Misdirection is the key These questions, and others like them, are largely ignored by the homosexual crowd. Instead, in order to further their agenda, they focus on other things. Instead, they have used misdirection of the main issue, misrepresentation of the opposing viewpoints, and misapplication of civil rights to further their cause.
We need to be aware of this and deal not only with the so-called legal rights issues but also the moral ones when dialoguing with homosexuals and pro-homosexuals.Evangelicals’ ‘Nashville Statement’ denouncing same-sex marriage is rebuked by city’s mayor.
Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is the marriage of a same-sex couple, entered into in a civil or religious ceremony. The term marriage equality refers to a political status in which the marriages of same-sex couples and the marriages of opposite-sex couples are recognized as equal by the law..
As of , same-sex marriage is performed and recognized by law (nationwide or in. Still, is homosexuality and homosexual marriage a moral issue? Yes, it is. They might claim the moral right to have sex with anyone they want or have the "right" to marry a person of the same sex, but on what are their morals and rights based?
If they reply that society and personal preferences determine morality, there are problems that arise. A Right to Marry?
Same-sex Marriage and Constitutional Law A Right to Marry? Same-sex Marriage and Constitutional Law Martha Nussbaum ▪ Summer (Ted Eytan / Flickr). Marriage is both ubiquitous and central. On May 17, , Massachusetts began performing marriages of same-sex couples. That state's Supreme Judicial Court had ruled in Goodridge v.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health that "barring an individual from the protections, benefits, and obligations of civil marriage solely because that person would marry a person of the same sex violates the Massachusetts Constitution.".
Ten Arguments From Social Science Against Same-Sex Marriage By Family Research Council. A large and growing body of scientific evidence indicates that the intact, married family is best for children.