Religion and Gay Marriage: The Use of Religion in the Debate Concerning Same-Sex Marriage in the U.S.

Master thesis English OPEN
Røkke, Frida;
(2016)

Since the 1970s the issue of same-sex marriage has been publicly debated in the United States. This debate has lasted for several decades and gone through court cases and ballot measures to find a solution to the question. As several states legalized same-sex marriage t... View more
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    Religion  and  Arguments  in  the  Early  Debate  Concerning  Same-­‐Sex  Marriage  21   2.1   The  Early  Debate  About  Gay  Marriage  and  Homosexuality  as  a  Sin  .......................... 2 1  

    2.1.1  The  Religious  Right  and  Opponents  to  Same-­‐Sex  Marriage . ................................................... 2 1  

    2.1.2  The  Bible  in  the  Arguments  Opposing  Gay  Marriage . ................................................................ 2 4  

    2.1.3  Supporters  of  Same-­‐Sex  Marriage  and  their  Arguments . ......................................................... 2 7   2.2   Proposition  8  and  the  Idea  of  a  Traditional  Marriage  .................................................... 2 8  

    2.2.1  Religion  in  the  Campaign  for  Proposition  8  ................................................................................... 2 9  

    2.2.2  Supporters  of  the  Campaign  for  Proposition  8  ............................................................................. 3 2  

    2.2.3  Opponents  of  Proposition  8. .................................................................................................................. 3 4  

    2.2.4  Court  Cases  Following  Proposition  8  ................................................................................................ 3 5  

    The  Legalization  of  Gay  Marriage  and  the  Debate  About  Religious  Liberty. ..... 3 7   3.1   Obergefell  v.  Hodges  and  the  Legalization  of  Gay  Marriage. ......................................... 3 7  

    3.1.1  How  Religion  Appeared  in  Court. ........................................................................................................ 3 9   3.2   The  Bible  in  the  Arguments  Supporting  Same-­‐Sex  Marriage  ....................................... 4 4   3.3  The  Focus  on  Religious  Liberty  and  Gay  Rights . ................................................................... 4 8  

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