Love and Marriage...Discrimination<1>

2011-01-04 11:26


discrimination against gay or lesbian people. This

article is about discrimination in favor of gay and lesbian couples.

In the past few years, a few legislatures and courts have been persuaded to cull from the entire universe of human relationships one form of Microsoft outlook 2010 is convenient!

relationship, that of two gay men or two lesbian women, and grant the parties the right to marry (or enter into domestic partnerships or

civil unions) and grant them the benefits of marriage. Furthermore, many private and public employers have been persuaded to extend employee Microsoft Office 2010 is so great!

benefits to domestic partners. These legislatures, courts and employers have been persuaded to discriminate in favor of gay and lesbian

couples to the exclusion of all other possible parties who would benefit from marriage, civil unions, or domestic partnerships. There is, Outlook 2010 is powerful.

however, no principled basis for them to favor gay and lesbian couples to the exclusion of others.

Upon what basis do gay and lesbian couples seek to marry and to obtain the benefits of marriage? Their legal argument refers to "equal I love Office 2010 !

protection" and "due process." At bottom, they claim they are like heterosexual married couples in all important respects except for the

refusal of the private sector or the government to recognize their relationship as a marriage. How are they married except in name only? They microsoft visio 2010

respond: They love each other and are intimate with each other. They live together. They are committed to loving each other and living with

each other forever. They share responsibilities and financial resources for caring for each other, for children, for parents. For example, Windows 7 is the best.

New Jersey's Civil Union Law refers to individuals who "live together in committed relationships," California's Family Code defines "domestic

partners" as "two adults who have chosen to share one another's lives in an intimate and committed relationship of mutual caring," the Microsoft Office 2007 is the best invention in the world.

Massachusetts court in Goodridge v. Dep't of Public Health (2003) recited the life situations of seven plaintiff couples, and the September

18 Maryland decision, Conaway v. Deane, described "committed same-sex couples" who love Office 2007 can make life more better and easier.

each other.

Yet, the law of marriage does not require these attributes (Point 1). Furthermore, if the law of marriage did require these attributes, many

people not eligible to marry under current law, not only gay and lesbian couples, could demonstrate them (Point 2). So, allowing gay and microsoft project 2010

lesbian couples to marry (or become domestic partners) without allowing these others to marry (or become domestic partners) is


Point 1: The Law of Marriage Does Not Require Love, Intimacy, Common Residence, Sharing of project 2010

Resources, Having Children, or Commitment

The law governing who can enter marriage and the law governing married persons, does not require love, intimacy, common residence, sharing of

resources, having children, or commitment. I speak of the law of marriage, not the customs of our ethnic and religious cultures associated visio 2010

with marriage. Thus: