The Research Question
Should same-sex marriage be legally recognized universally in the United States?
Stinger, Josephy W. “Same Sex Marriage, Full Faith and Credit, and the Evasion of Obligation.” Same Sex Marriage, Full Faith and Credit, and the Evasion of Obligation. Harvard, 2005. Web. 14 Nov. 2014.
This feels like a great source to use because it is used represented by Harvard and Published in the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.This article is broken into three parts. The first part describes the general model of the relative connection between contract and obligation. By covering this the author then covers the types of reasons courts and legislatures gives when they refuse to allow or enforce contractual arrangements such as same sex marriage.In Part 2 the author expands his research to law issues that come across within
The context of marriage. He addresses several situations and digs into the traditional rules that cover the battle of laws in the marriage area and compare those to the treatment given other sorts of contracts.Finally He addresses the meaning and applicability of the Full Faith and Credit Clause as it applies to same sex marriages and to the federal and state Defense of Marriage Acts.
Although this is a very technical article and goes into cracks and crevices of the research question and it hits on great points, it is a difficult read. Basically the hypocrisy of the how contracts can be made on almost anything except for like slave trade or drugs but can’t be made over marriage. Marriage at the end of the day is a contract and shouldn’t be controlled by choice of religion, sex, or race.
Associated Press. “South Carolina: Marriage Ban Falls.” The New York Times. The New York Times, 12 Nov. 2014. Web. 14 Nov. 2014.
It seems quite obvious that this is a good source because it is the New York Times. They aren’t going to publish things that are exaggerated or in any other way not verified before posting. This is a very short article, but can definitely break away into other research. It talks about how South Carolina refused to ban gay marriage as well as Virginia. South Carolina is the ONLY state in that district that won’t allow gay marriages.
This is a short article, but it just goes to show how the bible belt of South Carolina stick with their religion although they DO have smart enough judges to realize that it’s unconstitutional to just outright ban it. By doing that they are telling people what they can believe and even be a gateway to other laws being made such as not hiring people who are in the LGBT community.
Lipka, Michael. “Young U.S. Catholics Overwhelmingly Accepting of Homosexuality.” Pew Research Center RSS. Pew Research, 2014. Web. 17 Nov. 2014.
This article is very informative and an enjoyable read. In this article they talk about how young Catholics (which seem to rule the world) are more accepting about same sex marriage. The Pew Research center did a survey and some interviews determining what kind of say the youth have over this and it seems like quite a bit. It talks about Pope Francis’s open opinion on same sex marriage and that 50% of Catholic churches recognize it.
This corresponds with a paper on same-sex marriage because the only reason that same sex marriage is even controversial to begin with is because of the Bible. People have twisted and turned religion to want to believe that it is a same for two people of the same sex to be together. That has gone on for centuries and we expect overnight (100 years) to change that. You can’t tell someone that it’s wrong to steal for thousands of years and then finally say never mind its okay and expect everyone to be okay with it. It doesn’t happen that way.