However, multiple themes often appear within the same article. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The context and conceptualization of the same-sex marriage debate affects the ways in which knowledge of gay and lesbian life is produced.
In Michiganon March 21, U. ScottGeorgia, Inniss v. He issued a temporary stay of his ruling, which took effect on November 20  after the U. Archived from the original on May 13, These sources were chosen for their wide circulation and for the length of time they have been in publication.
Homosexuality is not a 'valid alternative lifestyle. Nobody is stopping gay people from loving each other or staying in relationships, but that does not mean they can marry. One cannot appeal to the law when the debate is over how the law itself should be structured.
Retrieved 26 August The second is a debate about administration—that is, which relationships ought to have legal consequences. Upon further reflection we see this to be true -- the state is not in the business of extending legal recognition fo relationships simply because those involved are emotionally commited to one another.
June 21, In Australia, our long tradition is that a church wedding also contains within it the civil wedding. On December 18, , the Council of the District of Columbia enacted legislation legalizing same-sex marriage  and same-sex marriage licenses became available on March 3, Santa Barbara Independent.