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Ethnic Philosophy Chapter 3

Section 3.5 :Topics Same Sex Marriage

1. Agreement
A. Homosexuals deserve every right that is guaranteed to every human being under our constitution B.Tolerance
C.People can disagree for reasons founded in convictions , not because of hate D.For the sake of discussion, bad examples of parents from both sides should be out of the equation

A. What type of relationship is best for raising children?
B.Should the experience of 5000 yrs. Of history be opposed?
- there’s a difference between equating and tolerating/accepting C.Is the LGBT view of morality the highest standard that overrides other views? -LGBT =lesbian ,gay ,bisexual, transsexual
-are both views equally moral/ethical
D. On what basis should we make our decision?
-research or feelings?
-What’s best for the children ?

3.Same Sex Marriage
A. Around the World
-11 countries recognize SSM: Argentina ,Belgium , Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden

B.United States
Same sex marriage in the US is not recognized by the federal government , but such marriages are recognized by some individual states. The lack of federal recognition was codified in 1996 by the defense of Marriage Act ,before Massachusetts became the first state to grant marriage licenses to same –sex couples in 2004 -35 States have laws limiting marriage to one man and one woman -SSM(Same sex marriage) licenses are granted by 9 states

4.The Nature of Rights
A. What are Rights?
1. A just claim to something.
B.Where do Rights come from ?
2.Granted by governments

5.Argument for Same Sex Marriage
A. Born this way.
-Feb.1992 network reported avowed homosexual researcher Simon LeVey discovered homosexual brains(hypothalamus) were different. -“Gay Twin” study by researchers Bailey and Pillard suggested genetic origins for...
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