Video footage and documents from the "Yes on 8" campaign showed its organizers claiming, for example, that gays are 12 times more likely than straight people to molest children and that the "homosexual agenda" includes legalizing pedophilia. Federal Courts have touched on almost all aspects of constitutionalism, combining issues of federalism e. Supporters of Justificatory Liberalism JL —such as John Rawls and Gerard Gaus—typically maintain that the state may not coerce its citizens on matters of constitutional essentials unless it can provide public justification that the coerced citizens would be irrational in rejecting. What may be surprising to some is that laws targeting gays and lesbians are, in historical terms, fairly recent. The volume focuses on the jurisprudence of national, supranational and international jurisdictions and quasi jurisdictions as regards the legal status of same-sex couples. I defend that, as Elizabeth Brake has argued, considering that such relationships are one of the social bases of self-respect, the same legal protective framework that it is now accessible to bi-amorous relationships under marriage law should be available to other caring relationships between adults -such as long-term friendships, long-term cohabitations and poli-amorous relationships. It is a key to the pursuit of happiness, something people aspire to—and keep aspiring to, again and again, even when their experience has been far from happy.
The volume focuses on the jurisprudence of national, supranational and international jurisdictions and quasi jurisdictions as regards the legal status of same-sex couples.
Let's Be Rational About Sex
That enlarged vision opened the way for a more humane politics to begin to overcome the politics of disgust. In oral arguments, Georgia Attorney General Michael Bowers insisted that "homosexual sodomy [leads] to other deviant practices such as sadomasochism, group orgies, or transvestism. In other words, marriage is a fundamental liberty right of individuals, and because it is that, it also involves an equality dimension: Six hypotheses were developed to test each of these factors. Webarchive template wayback links Orphaned articles from July All orphaned articles Pages to import images to Wikidata. It is a key to the pursuit of happiness, something people aspire to—and keep aspiring to, again and again, even when their experience has been far from happy.
Philosopher Martha Nussbaum has a wonderful, comprehensive defense of gay marriageconcise and devastating to opponents of this fundamental right. The increased visibility of gays and lesbians after the 19th century made them targets of greater discrimination. Hardwickwhich upheld a Georgia ban on sodomy; Romer v. From Disgust to Humanity concludes that all forms of disgust are problematic as a basis for law. Nussbaum notes that popular disgust has been used throughout history as a justification for persecution. Evansis a powerful force in its support. Do you want to read the rest of this article?