By John Corvino
Polls and election effects convey american citizens sharply divided on same-sex marriage, and the talk is not going to subside each time quickly. Debating Same-Sex Marriage presents an quintessential roadmap to the continuing debate. Taking a "point/counterpoint" method, John Corvino (a thinker and trendy homosexual suggest) and Maggie Gallagher (a nationally syndicated columnist and co-founder of the nationwide association for Marriage) discover primary questions: what's marriage for? Is sexual distinction necessary to it? Why does the govt. sanction it? What are the results of same-sex marriage for kid's welfare, for spiritual freedom, and for our realizing of marriage itself? whereas the authors disagree on many issues, they percentage the next conviction: simply because marriage is an important public establishment, this factor merits a complete, rigorous, considerate debate.
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9 Congratulations, Walter. If you keep your vows, you won’t produce any out-of-wedlock children. That’s awesome. Let’s have a toast! Obviously, that is not what we meant when we congratulated Walter. We congratulated him—and regard his marriage as a good thing—because Walter now (again) has someone special to take care of him and vice versa. Mutual lifelong caregiving is a good reason for promoting marriage whether or not children are on the horizon. Having acknowledged that children’s welfare is an important rationale for marriage, I want to take the argument a step further.
42 It also explains why people who have the most wonderful adoptive parents often nevertheless seek to know their biological parents. It’s not that their adoptive families aren’t “real” or good: it’s that, in addition to those families, they want to know the persons from whom they bodily emerged. 43) Biological connections tend to matter to people, and the new-natural-law view places moral weight on the sexual acts behind these connections. The standard objection to the new-natural-law view concerns heterosexual partners known to be sterile.
Mutual lifelong caregiving is a good reason for promoting marriage whether or not children are on the horizon. Having acknowledged that children’s welfare is an important rationale for marriage, I want to take the argument a step further. Children’s welfare is an important rationale, not just for straight marriage, but also for gay marriage. I’m not just talking about gay kids, who ought to be able to aspire to “happily ever 2 0 | D E B AT I N G S A M E S E X M A R R I A G E after” in marriage someday—although their welfare is quite relevant, and too often overlooked in this debate.
Debating Same-Sex Marriage by John Corvino