For example, the Canadian Psychological Association stated in that "parents' financial, psychological and physical well-being is enhanced by marriage and that children benefit from being raised by two parents within a legally-recognized union. What does it have to do with the common good? Virginia, supra at But it has failed to identify any constitutionally adequate reason for denying civil marriage to same-sex couples. Marriage is a unique good in itself.
Norway 's upper house legalizes same-sex marriage in a 23—17 vote. The lead researcher of the study observed that "laws that have the greatest impact on gay adults may make gay kids feel more hopeful for the future". It has failed to do so. Marriage is rooted in nature: For more information, refer to U. District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty signs a same-sex marriage bill into law. The Parliament of Iceland unanimously approves a law legalizing same-sex marriage by a vote of 49—0. The Federal Council upper house of Austria 's passes a bill legalizing registered partnerships in a 44—8 vote. But protecting and promoting marriage as the union of one man and one woman is not denying equality or being unfair. The Assembly of the U. As such, they are never acceptable. Restricting marriage to opposite-sex couples, however, cannot plausibly further this policy. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap. Spanish region of Aragon legalizes civil unions. In modeling love and communion by welcoming and raising new human life and by taking care of the weak, sick and old, marriages and families provide social stability and thus foster the principles of solidarity and subsidiarity. Abortion Consider another contemporary controversy. The government has a very strong interest in protecting the right of those children to a mother and a father, and in reducing the likelihood that those children will become wards of the state. What about equality and fairness? Lewin that the Hawaii state statute limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples is presumed to be unconstitutional unless the state can present a "compelling state interest" justifying the same-sex marriage ban. This ruling makes equal the status of same-sex couples and other Israeli couples who cannot be married by the formal religious institutions in Israel e. The marriage ban works a deep and scarring hardship on a very real segment of the community for no rational reason. Do you agree with Lincoln? A law in the Theodosian Code C. But the relationships are not the same, either functionally or morally. Is it possible to answer this question without making a judgment about the value of homosexual relationships?
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