Although agreeing with Card that the institution of marriage as we know it is profoundly morally flawed in its origins and effects, Callahan disagrees with Card's suggestion that queer activists in the United States should not be working for the inclusion of same-sex couples in the institution. Sign in Create an account. Utilitarianism, Misc in Normative Ethics. Advocates attempting to expand the rights of current noncitizens face similar choices: Capital Punishment in Applied Ethics.
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Are homosexuality and homosexual marriage moral issues?
An often-expressed belief is that objection to same-sex marriage is a denial of human rights. If morality is based on personal preferences, then what do you do when the preferences of one person contradict the preferences of another in moral issues? It's argued that children in same-sex households also need married parents, but that is not possible if the rights of children, in general, with respect to their parents and family structure are to be upheld. Community Community standards Republishing guidelines Friends of The Conversation Research and Expert Database Analytics Events Our feeds Donate Company Who we are Our charter Our team Our blog Partners and funders Resource for media Contact us Stay informed and subscribe to our free daily newsletter and get the latest analysis and commentary directly in your inbox. In this paper I attempt to provide the needed clarification and justification.
Beckwith arguing that the consistent application of liberal principles requires that same-sex marriage not be recognised in civil law. Abortion in Applied Ethics. These issues are, by nature, moral; and the claim that homosexuality is not a moral issue is simply false. Some people might not care enough to reply, be on the fence or be overcome with too large an inconvenience to return their envelope. This paper offers an argument in favour of the conclusion that it is seriously unjust to exclude same-sex couples from the institution of civil marriage. We encourage you to help if you are qualified. One hopes its advocates are correct that it would send a powerful message from society as a whole that discrimination against homosexual people and ill-treatment of LGBTIQ persons or a failure to respect them is abhorrent.