He also attempts to justify discrimination against homosexuals, based on their homosexuality because public acts of homosexuality involve more than just the willing participants, they involve unwilling speculators. I have also previously read of studies that indicate that homosexual behaviors make men and women more vulnerable to disease and also decrease ones lifespan.
Brook J. There is an intrinsic connection between marriage and procreation. David Boonin in Same-Sex Marriage and the Argument from Public Disagreement states that Jordans premise two, the claim that there is a public dilemma about same sex marriage, Might seem to be the clearest and least problematic of all the premises of Jordans argument.
A law that would ban same-sex marriage would discriminate sexual orientation.
The discrimination of homosexuals is an act that has always been forced upon homosexuals, mainly due to the disagreement on the moral status of them. Same-Sex Marriage and Equality. One example he gave was, for instance, if an employer who issues out insurance benefits for their employees and spouses would be forced to issue benefits to same-sex couples, even though they find it religiously intolerable.
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Our country was founded on the principle that all people should be treated equally. Jordan believes that forcing a citizen to practice something that they find profoundly immoral appears to be an obvious example of an injustice. Everyone should be guaranteed the same freedoms and rights no matter what gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
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References Boonin, D. Request removal from index. If people in society do not agree with same-sex marriages, sex and passion is not enough to sustain an inherently unstable social unit.