To understand what marriage is, the best place to start is with the human person. As such, they are never acceptable. Gay rights organizations swiftly denounced Moore's January 6, , order. Hide Caption 14 of 33 Photos: A child is neither a product nor a trophy, but a gift - a human person with great dignity and worth. Finally, the family, founded on marriage, is a place where a person can exist for his or her own sake see LF , no. Education loan programs and agriculture price support and loan programs also implicate spouses. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.
Children deserve to have their need for a father and a mother respected and protected in law. Hide Caption 5 of 33 Photos: Legal categories such as "civil unions" or "domestic partnerships" should never be treated as analogous to marriage. Bush and his wife former First Lady Barbara Bush have served as witnesses to a same-sex wedding, but neither has publicly stated whether this means they support same-sex marriage in general;  George W. Neil Abercrombie, left, and former state Sen. The social value of marriage is great and is apparent even to those who do not share the Catholic understanding of its religious meaning. And if you look at the eleven referenda much later—in , in the election—which the Republicans put on the ballot to try to get the base vote for President Bush up, I think it's obvious that something had to be done to try to keep the Republican Congress from presenting that. A child is meant to be raised by his or her own, married father and mother. Code to make explicit what has been understood under federal law for over years; that a marriage is the legal union of a man and a woman as husband and wife, and a spouse is a husband or wife of the opposite sex. Hide Caption 21 of 33 Photos: But there are times when, due to family tragedies or other unfortunate circumstances, this ideal cannot be realized. A non-citizen in such a marriage could not use it as the basis for obtaining a waiver or relief from removal from the U. I believe that Thomas Jefferson said: Finally, the family, founded on marriage, is a place where a person can exist for his or her own sake see LF , no. ERISA does not affect employees of state and local government or churches, nor does it extend to such benefits as employee leave and vacation. That was never an argument made in the '90s. Therefore, no relationship between two persons of the same sex can ever be held up as equal or analogous to the relationship between husband and wife. Supreme Court on June 26, Even when a husband and wife do not in fact conceive a child due to infertility, age, and so on , their sexual acts are still the kind of acts by which children are naturally conceived. Such a write-off would ignore the very essence of what marriage is. But having the right to marry does not mean having the right to enter into a relationship that is not marriage, and then to force others by civil law to treat it as marriage. In modeling love and communion by welcoming and raising new human life and by taking care of the weak, sick and old, marriages and families provide social stability and thus foster the principles of solidarity and subsidiarity. The body — male or female — is an essential part of being human. Ultimately, I think the Equal Protection Clause does guarantee same-sex marriage in all fifty states. But even more directly, the legal protection of marriage as the union of one man and one woman also protects the religious freedom of those who adhere to that vision of marriage.
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