Q&A: Commonly asked questions about the ‘gay marriage’ issue
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A California judge's ruling has placed the issue of same-sex "marriage" back in the spotlight in America. Following is a list of commonly asked questions, with answers, related to the issue.
What now? Marriage amendment supporters plan next step
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Just two months ago, Southern Baptist church-state specialist Richard Land says he was advised by some in the Senate that no more than 20 senators supported the Federal Marriage Amendment. In the end, it got more than double that.
Should the issue of same-sex ‘marriage’ be left to the states?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--When President Bush publicly backed a federal marriage amendment in February, Democratic candidate John Kerry released a statement, saying the issue should be left to the states.
Evangelicals — opposed to a federal marriage amendment?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Pro-family leaders are questioning a new poll that suggests evangelicals -- the core of American social conservatism -- are opposed to a constitutional marriage amendment.
Bans on interracial marriage, same-sex ‘marriage’ — parallels?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--In writing the controversial majority opinion last year striking down Massachusetts’ ban on same-sex “marriage,” state Chief Justice Margaret Marshall pointed to the history of interracial marriage laws.
If same-sex ‘marriage’ is legalized, why not polygamy?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Late last year, months after the landmark Lawrence v. Texas decision striking down anti-sodomy laws, two Utah polygamists filed suit in state court, asking that their relationships with multiple wives be validated by the government.
Would religious freedoms be violated by same-sex ‘marriage’?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--In the national push to legalize same-sex “marriage,” supporters consistently refer to a division between civil marriage and religious marriage.
Will teens, young adults embrace same-sex ‘marriage’?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--If same-sex “marriage” is legalized nationwide in America, as some believe it will be, then the liberal views of teenagers and young adults are sure to play a large role.
Is same-sex ‘marriage’ in America inevitable?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Could America be just a few years away from nationalized same-sex “marriage”?
Same-sex ‘marriage’: Is there a Republican-Democratic split?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Last fall the Republican-controlled Wisconsin legislature passed a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex "marriage," only to see it vetoed by Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle.