Both sides have argued their cases with ideas of federalism in mind. Many scholars have come up with solutions of solving this deadlock issue using what they think is federalism, yet their ideas of federalism are so drastically different. So when do we draw the line of separation of power? According to Stanley Kurtz, con gay marriage, states "true federalism demands that we strike a balance between the rights of states in a culturally divided nation." At the same time, Jonathan Rauch states "Stripping away states' power to pass same sex marriage ... ... middle of paper ... ...h if they were to be efficient for efficiency is of self interest for power as stated in the rational choice theory.
This quote is one of the most popular quotes linked to Gavin Newsom on his views of gay marriage. Unfortunately, this bold statement of encouragement was used as a weapon against the fight for gay marriage rights. Newsom's enthusiastic attitude has, in more than one case, been used against him. This could also be said to describe his much of his political career. Gavin Newsom is the youngest mayor of San Francisco in over 100 years.
Although Sulliv... ... middle of paper ... ...es. By doing this, he contradicts his earlier claim about children, while giving a claim that provides good argument to why gay marriage should be granted because the state grants marriage licenses based on an emotional connection not procreation. Another key point for Sullivan concerns the relative importance of legalizing gay marriage. He asserts that "if nothing else were done at all, and gay marriage were legalized, 90% of the political work necessary to achieve gay and lesbian equality would have been achieved" (Sullivan 285). But, Sullivan never explains where he gets the figure 90%.
Also, since it’s self-regarding, it means that it accounts for the energy, motivation in which it can instill into democratic politics. (Parker, 2000) Under Identity Politics are ... ... middle of paper ... ...nities. This partition was made as opposed to one based upon substantial traditions or ethnic distinguishing proof. Some believe that the LGBT Community is alienating. This is in light of the fact that the term itself infers alienation from the straight individuals.
Defined by Dictionary, reverse discrimination is “the unfair treatment of members of majority groups resulting from preferential policies, as in college admissions or employment, intended to remedy earlier discrimination against minorities” (Dictionary.com). It is true that women and peop... ... middle of paper ... ...n arguing why affirmative action is constitutional, why not focus on applying effective solutions based from our past mistakes and help our nation achieve long-term goals? To sum everything up, we as a human race are not perfect, nor will we ever make solutions that will satisfy both side of arguments. One lesson we can learn from this research paper, however, is that everyone should have the ability to fully enjoy their Equal Protection Clause under the Fourteenth Amendments. Nonetheless, the development of reverse discrimination, the creation of stigma against women and minorities, the buildup of racial tension, and the fact of attempting to solve a racial problem that no longer exist all contributed to the danger of affirmative action.
Eliminating the ban on same-sex marriage has been a major goal of the movement (Haider-Markel). Activists of the movement argue that preventing two persons from marrying is discriminatory act and it violates human rights (Nwazot... ... middle of paper ... ...losing benefits that are enjoyed by all other heterosexual couples for the sole reason that they are homosexual. Since the gay rights movement believes this treatment is unfair (as do many other people) they have taken to the courts to give homosexuals the rights that everyone else enjoys. ----------- Works Cited Beyond Marriage. 2008.
Jordan was once again elected to start (10th time in 12 appearances) in 1998 after leading the eastern conference in voting. After coming out of retirement, Jordan was elected to start again for the eastern all-stars in 2002. Jordan holds the record for most career scoring titles with eight, including 7 straight, also a record. He scores so many points that it is almost unfair to compare him with other players. On November 6, 1996 Michael scored 50 points for the 36th time in his career!
Homosexual couples should have the same rights to marry as heterosexual couples. Denying this right is unjust and is discrimination towards a group of people. Same-sex marriage has become more of a political issue when it really should be left up to one’s own personal and religious beliefs. Even though there are a few states that recognize legal same-sex marriage or domestic partnership, couples still have to face feeling inferior because of the little to no benefit they are given, while heterosexual marriages have an abundant of rights, privileges and benefits. If it is our constitutional right to get married to the person our choice then let it be.
These two authors show separate feelings on the issue of gay marriage, while attempting to persuade the readers to agree with them. Each of these articles have valuable arguments, but will they be enough to change people’s views, to benefit their beliefs? Beginning with the topic on gay marriage and the controversial battle between authors, Andrew Sullivan and William Bennett, Sullivan is the gay supporter. In Sullivan’s piece, “Let Gays Marry,” he opens with a statement by the Supreme Court, “A state cannot deem a class of persons a stranger to its laws.” He feels that this simple sentence has so much meaning, saying that whatever type of person, male or female, black or white, everyone deserves the same legal protection and equal rights. Therefore, gay marriage should not be excluded from the legal system.
So as each has very different ideals for society as a whole, both Bennett and Sullivan try to represent the happiness of the people as a whole, in their own ways. The two authors present very different points of view and each has well thought out reasoning behind what he has to say. Although the authors feel very different about how marriage should exist and how it should be regulated, there is some common ground between the authors. Citations • Sullivan, Andrew. Let Gays Marry.