Pope mandating politics against gay marriage
(The Joy of Love) — his take on many of the social issues currently dividing Catholics.
When it comes down to it, it sounds like he co-wrote the document with Joel Osteen. While much of the language is ambiguous enough to suggest movement towards a more progressive Church, he sticks to the Catholic script by not endorsing gay marriages.
There is a failure to realize that only the exclusive and indissoluble union between a man and a woman has a plenary role to play in society as a stable commitment that bears fruit in new life.
We need to acknowledge the great variety of family situations that can offer a certain stability, but de facto or same-sex unions, for example, may not simply be equated with marriage.
Nancy can do something (marry Tom) that Bill cannot, simply because Nancy is a woman and Bill is a man." Benefits only available to married couples include hospital visitation during an illness, the option of filing a joint tax return to reduce a tax burden, access to family health coverage, US residency and family unification for partners from another country, and bereavement leave and inheritance rights if a partner dies. 2, 2009 analysis by the New York Times estimated that same-sex couples denied marriage benefits will incur an additional ,196 to 7,562 in expenses over their lifetimes compared with married heterosexual couples. Cott stated that until two centuries ago, "monogamous households were a tiny, tiny portion" of the world's population, and were found only in "Western Europe and little settlements in North America." Polygamy has been widespread throughout history, according to Brown University political scientist Rose Mc Dermott, Ph D.
Your tax-deductible donations keep this service free and ad-free for 25 million students, teachers, journalists, and regular folks. It’s harder to have respectful conversations and to find common ground.2014, wrote that the bans "discriminate against a minority defined by an immutable characteristic." As well as discrimination based on sexual orientation, gay marriage bans discriminate based on one's sex. Cohen, JD, Associate Professor at the Drexel University School of Law, "Imagine three people—Nancy, Bill, and Tom...Nancy, a woman, can marry Tom, but Bill, a man, cannot...No union that is temporary or closed to the transmission of life can ensure the future of society.But nowadays who is making an effort to strengthen marriages, to help married couples overcome their problems, to assist them in the work of raising children and, in general, to encourage the stability of the marriage bond?