Same-Sex Marriage in Texas As the years go by, many states from the United States of America are legalizing same-sex marriage. Texas is back in the dust by still not allowing same-sex couples the ability to get married. I cannot think of many reasons as to why marriage is not open for every kind of two people who love each other, should be illegal. The representatives of Texas are stubborn with their old fashioned ways; therefore, sadly same-sex marriage will not be legal in any time soon in the State of Texas. The United States of America is set to resemble many things, good or bad, such as: overweight people and fast food, on the other hand we are said to be “The Land of Opportunities” and “Home of the Brave”. We have grown so much from slavery and segregation, yet God forbid two people of the same-sex get married. The problems we face today are nothing compared to the hardships that our ancestors past through, yet they still linger in our presence. Honesty religion is one of the aspects that are setting us back. The United States is filled with many Christians and Catholics. Many Americans use religion as a crutch to just create their opinion and values, but it sometimes gets sticky and contradictory for that individual. For example, feminists tend to do this quite frequently, but it is not their intention. These women want the best and equal opportunity for every woman, until she is a lesbian. Majority of the time it will be due to the fact that they take their beliefs from an old book. One can only imagine how anyone could possibly want equality for everyone, but with an exception of women who like other women. This situation does not seem so equal to me. Like the saying goes in Texas “Everything is bigger in Texas” this even agrees upon the hypocrites in the great state. Texas is full of surprises and Republicans. Being that now the White House is filled with Republicans it is a possible chance that same-sex marriage may or may not occur soon. But the charisma does not stop there; the other day when I was in the grocery store waiting for my parents to finish paying the items, I strolled around until I found a newspaper stand. The front cover of the newspaper contained the first same-sex women couple to be married here in the Rio Grande Valley. What astonished me the most was that they only reason the same-sex couple was getting married in Texas occurred because one the ladies was dying from cancer and only had a few days left to live. It seems as if happiness now contains a price and that it will not come as easy as it used to. In other countries, this would not be a problem; rather it would just be a normal relationship which is valid for the average person and still
other it should not matter if they are two men or two women, love is love and should be recognized as love. Marriage is not the same as it used to be and it is both legitimate and necessary, in lieu of the changes in mankind, to examine if marriage, which existed unchanged for thousands of years, means the same thing these days. I firmly believe Homosexuals should be able to marry.
Denying same-sex couples the right to marry stigmatizes gay and lesbian families as inferior and sends the message that…
Same-Sex Marriage: The Problems with DOMA and the Pursuit for Equality
Believe it or not, same-sex marriage has been around since ancient times. At least two Roman Emperors, Nero and Elagabalus, were in gay unions. It wasn’t until the advent of Christianity that the practice of same sex marriage was out-lawed by the emperors Constantius II and Constans in 342 AD and has continued to be through-out most of the world until the twenty-first century (Boswell 83). With the advent of gay rights…
on May 17, 2004, after becoming the first same-sex couple in the U.S. to complete a state-sanctioned marriage application, they probably hoped their union would open the floodgates for gay couples across the country. But instead, it became a high-water mark for same-sex marriage as the acrimonious debate over the issue raged on--a moment equaled only by a California Supreme Court's ruling in mid-May overturning the state's ban on gay marriage.”
Marriage is the formal union of man and woman, typically…
Should Same Sex Marriage be Legal?
PHI 103: Informal Logic
Professor Steven Matthews
August 19, 2013
Should Same Sex Marriage Be Legal?
Over the past decade, the acceptance of homosexuality has grown, causing many differences in the society and government. Prohibiting the acknowledgement of a union between same sex couples affect not only their happiness, but also benefits that include insurance, social security, etc. Even though I consider myself…
Maggie Mohr Mohr 1
November 2, 2012
As of September 12, 2012, 11 out of 194 countries allow same - sex marriage and 41 states that have banned same – sex marriage. Homosexuals are no different from heterosexuals in my mind; people are people. Some scientists think that people become gay because of a gene. People are people and should all have the same rights and be able to get married.
There is a law that says there needs to be a separation between…
“Natural Rights: The Defense of Same-sex Marriage”
As an ever evolving society, all levels of government are obligated to constantly review and revise policies and laws that may be deemed unconstitutional and therefore have no place in today’s culture. The Civil Rights Movement opened the doors for African Americans and women alike to be viewed as equals and to be protected under the constitution. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the foundation for equal rights and helped move our nation…
for equal protection for all from the federal government. Marriage is included as an equal protection and right. Prior cases have decided that the government does not have the legal right to decide who a person should marry, but when looking at the sex of that person the government has stepped in and taken a strong stance against same-sex marriages. Thus proposing very controversial issues in today’s society. By not allowing same-sex marriages is the government stripping ones right to marry under the…
Should the Supreme Court revoke California’s prop 8? This is the ongoing debate our generation will have to address. California has been in the epicenters of this debate; as we witnessed voters oppose gay marriage in the elections of 2008. In 2008, California’s Supreme Court ruled in favor of a right to same-sex marriage. Months after the ruling, a majority of the electorate overturned that decision in a statewide ballot initiative. In Justice, Sandel…
May 26th 2014
Same Sex Marriage
I disagree with the fact of two guys or two girls other wise knows as “gay/lesbians” to get married to one another. Men and Woman are born to be together. There are enough men and woman in the world to be pair with each other. It is normal to find your love in the opposite sex. In religious aspects it is a sin to get married to the same-sex. Men and woman are made to reproduce children. If gay/lesbians are together they…
Same-Sex Marriage: Fairness versus Immorality
July 23, 2012
Same-Sex Marriage: Fairness versus Immorality
The debate on whether to allow same-sex marriage along with recognizing the union of two individuals on par with traditional marriage is one which will continue. This is not only a debate about equal rights, but for the majority of the arguments, it’s about if it is morally correct to allow two people of the same sex to marry…