Running head: SAME SEX MARRIAGES
Same Sex Marriages
The proposed legalization of same-sex marriage is one of the most significant issues in contemporary American family law. Presently, it is one of the most vigorously advocated reforms discussed in law reviews, one of the most explosive political questions facing lawmakers, and one of the most provocative issues emerging before American courts. If same-sex marriage is legalized, it could be one of the most revolutionary policy decisions in the history of American family law.
I have chosen this topic for analysis because it has been the grounds for debate over a long period of time and the acceptance or rejection of legalizing same sex marriages has served as a stepping stone for quite a few political campaigns over the years.
For the purpose of this outline I have selected two references which give a little bit further incite on the topic not just from the social and moral standpoint, but from a more usual economical prospective. The first article examines the very structure of marriage as an institution and how little it has really evolved.
The debate around same-sex marriage has been very helpful in making transparent several fundamental issues. First, marriage, both hetero and homo, is as much, if not more, a business deal than a romantic or even a religious matter. I say this not to demean or degrade those who choose it, but to explain how the world works so we can make informed choices. (Gender Watch)
The second article looks at the debate from a more political side and how the “tactics” themselves were utilized to perhaps attach a certain political lobby to the subject. What makes it exceptionally interesting for this analysis is that it points out the language used, the political strategies and other use of psychological and language influence not only in the North American political scene, but internationally.
During the 2008 US Presidential election,...