The Changed Debate on Same-Sex Marriage in the United States
Same-sex marriage was in the summer of 2012 a very discussed topic among the American citizens. But today the topic has lead to another focus: “Children’s rights.”
The debate in 2012
In 2012 a growing debate concerning same-sex marriage at its highest. In the article “U.S. gay marriage debate shifts to Supreme Court,” “CBCnews World,” it is announced that: “The running fight over gay marriage in the U.S. is moving from the ballot box to the Supreme Court.” This sentence confirms how huge the debate was and the fact that there has been a big movement against same-sex marriage.
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And therefore same-sex-marriage is condemned in Christianity. In the Bible from the first Genesis to the Apocalypse we can see to elements of the love and sexuality, which God accepts: In marriage and between a man and woman. The Bible rejects all other sexuality, which falls outside this framework. Even though homosexuals actions are condemned by God, they are still loved by God, just like every other person is, no matter what sins they commit.
In 1830 the radical critic of the Bible started by the philosophes Strauss and Feuerbach. Feuerbach said: “Jesus is not God’s son, but a historical moral teacher.” The new thought of religion continued with the late modern breakthrough in Scandinavian were the times author’s and artist’s again debated humans’ relationship to religion. In the late modern breakthrough Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, a German philosopher said: “God is dead.” Many people all over the world has dissociated from religion, which has given the homosexuals the opportunity to be accepted. And as time changed, the view on homosexuals changed, David Blankenhorn’s view on same-sex
Blankenhorn’s opinion on same-sex marriage changes
As said Mr. Blankenhorn was once the forefront of the movement against same-sex marriage. In 2012 his position changed and his voice started supporting the legalizing of same-sex marriage. So in June 2012 David Blankenhorn a traditional-marriage advocate shocked his supporters with an article in “The New York Times” announcing that he was quitting the fight against same-sex marriage, Mr. Blankenhorn wrote, “Instead of fighting gay marriage, I’d like to help build new coalitions bringing together gays who want to strengthen marriage with straight people who want to do the same.” His new point...