soc of marriage- assignment #3

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Susan Martinez June 16, 2009 Sociology of Marriage Reading Assignment #2 Chapter 5: 1. (Page 149) “The sovereignty of which the king speaks is not performed through proper ends, but rather exists as a precondition for the stat’s very voice – and, not significantly, a Hawaiian voice at that.” This supports the gay/lesbian argument because although the king from the 1800s gave sovereignty to the people, the right to self-government without interference from outside, it was not exactly acted out in this way because people took what he said as guidelines to the constructs of marriage, rather than letting the voice of the people decide. 2. (Page 155) “Did the Hawaiians ‘marry’? Not in the sense or the ways mainland Americans usually associate with that term. … For most traditional Hawaiians, Justice Douglas’s definition of ‘marriage’ (which, significantly, omits the church, priest, and ceremony) would be perfectly apropos: ‘Marriage is a coming together for better or worse, hopefully enduring, and intimate to the degree of being sacred. It is an association that promotes a way of life, not causes; a harmony in living, not political faiths; a bilateral loyalty, not commercial or social projects.’ [citing Griswold v. Connecticut] This fairly describes the relationships between aikane (same-sex pairings) throughout Hawaiian culture and literature.”
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This is in favor of gay/lesbian marriage because in Hawai’I marriage did not originate as a religious bonding under God, but as a way of life between two people, and was never meant to be a political circumstance. 3.
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