HDF Brief Thought #7

HDF Brief Thought #7 - the only minority group left out....

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Danielle Tobin Class ID: 35B Brief Thought #7 I feel strongly that same-sex marriages should be allowed. Despite people’s moral and religious convictions, it is not the government’s place to put restrictions on marriage. America was founded on a policy of separation between church and state. The majority of people who are against same-sex marriages are religious persons, which should have no bearing on the laws of this country. Also, same-sex couples should be permitted the same benefits as a heterosexual couple when it comes to tax incentives and medical decisions. Not allowing same-sex couples to marry goes against the Constitution’s words of “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal”. When those words were first written, that only pertained to white men, then women, then African Americans, and now homosexuals are
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Unformatted text preview: the only minority group left out. The notion of a civil union is also unconstitutional. Brown v. Board of Education overturned Plessy v. Ferguson, which allowed the “separate but equal” clause. This landmark decision said that “separate but equal” was against the ideas on which this country was founded upon and could no longer be used. Therefore, the concept of a civil union being equal to marriage but holding separate laws is unconstitutional as well. Why are people being discriminated against based on a sexual preference in the 21 st century? Many other civilized countries in the world sanction gay marriage from the smaller ones such as the Netherlands to the superpower England....
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course HDF 304 taught by Professor Gray during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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