Critical Thinking 10.2 - 3. Voted against Prop. 22 so I am...

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POS 01:00:23 Jose Alvarez Critical Thinking 10.2 1. I would have voted against Proposition 22 because I believe that it is unfair to the homosexual population. I believe that since there was already a law that banned same-sex marriages, this was an underhanded way to deny civil right to homosexual couples and their families. One of the arguments I found most convincing was the one stated that even when homosexual couples have been together for years, one companion often doesn’t have the right to visit their sick or injured companion in the hospital, or get basic heal insurance for dependents. Proposition 22 will only make it for difficult for homosexuals to gain the same rights as everyone else. 2. The language that can be interpreted to restrict/prohibit civil unions is “this state and its political subdivisions shall not create or recognize a legal status for relationships of unmarried individuals that intends to approximate the design, qualities, significance or effect of marriage.”
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Unformatted text preview: 3. Voted against Prop. 22 so I am supposed to skip this question. 4. They were concerned about the part that said “Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman.” 5. I believe that the issue of same-sex marriage/civil unions should be left up to the states because the people in each state have different view about the situation. Some states might have a higher homosexual population or at least pro-homosexual marriage/civil union supporters than other states, or some might simply be more conservative than others. 6. Yes I agree with Professor Kennedy’s position. I believe that the Loving v. Virginia case is a perfect example of a similar situation with similar laws from American history that could be significant when regarding the issue of homosexual marriage today....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course POS 2041h taught by Professor Knuckey during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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