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Unformatted text preview: Philosophy 304: Contemporary Moral Problems TEST 2 REV IEW 05:07:15 Format: essay test. Sample Questions Below Essays: 1. Describe thoroughly the majority opinion in Goodridge v. Department of Health, including its rationale and its conclusions. Provide a brief description of the dissenting opinion of Sosman. a. Civil marriage important, gives certain benefits b. No fundamental right in question, rational basis is best means of evaluating Could an impartial lawmaker logically believe that the classification would serve a legitimate public purpose that transcends the harm to the members of the disadvantaged class? c. Department has three reasons for denying homosexual marriage i. Providing a favorable setting for procreation Marriage is not intrinsically linked to procreation; it is the committing to one another ii. Ensuring the optimal setting for child rearing (which the department defines as a two-parent family with one parent of each sex 1. There is absolutely no evidence to suggest this...
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course PHL 304 taught by Professor Leon during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Fall '08