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Marriage-equality 0

Use this page to define where you want the discussion about Marriage Equality to go. This discussion is designed to breach the topic of marriage equality (or the recognition of alternative forms of partnerships as valid), not equality in a marriage. Share links to information that you have found, as well as help to organize your thoughts.

The discussion on Marriage Equality is scheduled for April 9th.

Here are some possible questions to be answered (or discussed) during the discussion regarding Marriage Equality:Edit

  • What is 'marriage' as defined by religion? By the United States government?
    • Whose definition should we use in constructing marriage laws?
  • What is 'civil union' as defined by religion? By the United States government?
    • Whose definition should we use in constructing civil union laws?
  • Is marriage equality important?
    • Why or why not?
  • Are there any benefits (social, economical, psychological, biological) gained by applying the term 'marriage' to the partnership of two people?
    • If so, what are they?
  • Are there any benefits (social, economical, psychological, biological) gained by applying the term 'civil union' to the partnership of two people?
    • If so, what are they?
  • Is there a distinct difference between two people who are 'married' and two people who are in a 'civil union'? Ie. How the union is viewed by society at large, by the government, by others outside of the union?
  • What are the consequences (both positive and negative) to the modification of the definition of marriage?
  • Is the term 'marriage' outdated and no longer applicable to current unions in our society?
  • Should we redefine 'marriage' to include the partnerships of consenting same sex individuals who meet other eligibility requirements already in place?

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