Paul Koering, an openly gay man. And in a nation built on the principles of equal rights and separation of church and state, it only makes sense that the legal right to marry be available to all citizens. We are a secular country. CBS News. Here are some of the arguments espoused by those against same-sex marriage.
However, the fact of the matter is that homosexuals want marriage in the purely legal form and religions do not have to approve of this. Retrieved January 21,
Douglas vetoed the bill Monday. Same-sex marriage bans were expected to end in six other states in the three circuits affected by the Supreme Court's action. Koering thinks the state on the whole is not ready to accept same-sex marriage and that before he can support it, he'd have to see that others are more willing to approve.
Highbeam Research. District Court for Southern Alabama. It's just unbelievable that we can live in America and still have people fighting for their right for equality. Opponents of same-sex marriage rights said that allowing only opposite-sex marriages strengthens the traditional family, because it encouraged natural procreation and motivates parents to stay together to raise their biological children.
The state could not rationally assume that same-sex couples were more financially independent and thus less in need of public and private subsidies. On March 26, the New Hampshire House passed a bill by seven votes that would legalize same-sex marriage, sending it to the Senate, according to the Concord Monitor newspaper.
District Judge Daniel D. The votes surpassed the number needed -- two-thirds of those present -- to override the veto. Democratic National Convention Day 3. We also urge Congress to use its Article III, Section 2 power to prevent activist federal judges from imposing upon the rest of the nation the judicial activism in Massachusetts and California.