Ryan DhaliwalMr. SmithAP Government11 December 2017Position PaperI am in favor of this bill that will result in the banning of same-sex marriage, choice in the use of public facilities, and the right of transgender citizens to serve in the military.
Same-sex marriage has been an issue for quite some and in many people believe that it should not be allowed because it goes against their religion or plainly against their general beliefs about marriage. The banning of the choice in the use of public facilities is more of a safety precaution, so that all citizens feels comfortable using public facilities. The right of transgender citizens to serve in the military would be banned because some believe they could be a liability for the other soldiers, the men and women who risk their lives day in and day out. These are issues that have been very controversial in the modern era and this bill would allow for the national government to finally come to a resolution.”Traditionally, marriage and procreation have been tightly connected to one another. Indeed, from a sociological perspective, the primary purpose that marriage serves is to secure a mother and father for each child who is born into a society… Same-sex marriage would only further undercut the procreative norm long associated with marriage insofar as it establishes that there is no necessary link between procreation and marriage.” In my personal opinion, the definitions of marriage and family mean different things to different because not everyone thinks alike and nobody is going to always, one hundred percent, agree with the next person.(Family Research Council)”In a stinging response to the Government’s assurances that no church would be compelled to conduct gay marriages, he wrote: “No government has the moral authority to dismantle the universally understood meaning of marriage.
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” In my opinion, this issue goes back to the separation of church and state and how the United States is not a theocracy that is ruled by one religion or common belief.(Independent.co.uk)”Conservatives argue that such bills are necessary to protect people’s privacy and public safety. Some social conservatives will say that they think transgender people are deluded.
“I don’t want men who think they are women in my bathrooms,” testified a Maryland woman in a 2014 hearing on an LGBT non-discrimination bill. But a more common argument is that allowing transgender women to use the women’s room would open the doors up for sexual predators or peeping teenage boys to use those protections as a dangerous ruse to get into female spaces. GOP politician Mike Huckabee made this point in a much-talked-about joke that made the rounds earlier this summer.
” In my opinion, this is a valid point but you can’t assume that all or most transgenders have bad intentions while using public restrooms. (Time)”It’s also possible that this shift is already happening: Two years ago, 59 percent of respondents in another CBS survey said people should use bathrooms that match “the gender they were born as,” while only 26 percent supported bathroom choice.” I think that it is a beneficial thing for society that the citizens of the country have become more accepting of transgenders and since this survey was taken.
(The Atlantic)’The cultural backlash from those who are opposed to same-sex marriage has been strong: State legislators with these views have tried to pass laws that would exempt business owners with religious objections to same-sex marriage from having to provide goods or services at these wedding ceremonies.” There is still a strong opposition against same-sex marriage and I think that there are always going to be those that are dogmatic about their beliefs and that they will most likely never changes their views.(The Atlantic)”After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S.
Military,” Trump said in a series of tweets Wednesday morning. “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.” This statement by President Trump, in my opinion, is unjust because the government already pays for the medical costs of the average soldier/officer so the cost would only increase because the number of members of the military would increase with transgenders.
(CNN)”Sanders said transgender service “erodes military readiness and unit cohesion” citing health costs. She said the move was based on a “military decision” and is “not meant to be anything more than” that.Sanders said the decision was made based “on what was best for the military” and was made in council with the President’s national security team.” Ultimately, what Sanders is saying is that the transgender members would be a distraction to the members of the military.
In my opinion, I feel like this could occur but won’t be as common as the President or Sanders think it will be.(CNN)”The study put the number of transgender people in the military between 1,320 and 6,630. Gender-change surgery is rare in the general population, and the RAND study estimated the possibility of 30 to 140 new hormone treatments a year in the military, with 25 to 130 gender transition-related surgeries among active service members.” According to the national government, they do not want to spare the extra money to pay for the medical costs of transgender members of the military. I think that it is unjust because they are volunteering their lives for the greater good of the country and their own government doesn’t want to pay their expenses.(CNN)”Trump’s decision is also another setback for the transgender community following his decision several months ago to reverse an Obama administration policy allowing transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice.
” President Trump has already made clear his position on the use of public facilities and that he doesn’t want transgender students to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with. I think that this is not progress but it is sending us back further when we should be moving forward as a nation and accepting everyone for who they are.(CNN)”For them, marriage is conceived of almost exclusively in religious terms. This means that gay marriage amounts to a form a sacrilege, not to mention an intrusion of the state into a religious matter.” This goes back to the original beliefs about marriage but in my opinion not everyone’s religion has the same opinion on this topic.(ThoughtCo.)Works CitedFamily Research Council, www.
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