On the 11th of January, 2016, #the Supreme Court announced, they would not hear an appeal from a woman who claimed the State of Florida’s previous ban on same-sex marriage, had deprived her of the parenting rights. #Peggy Willis and her former partner of 11-years, Anne Marie Mobley, agreed to insemination of internet purchased donor sperm. At the time, the marrying of same-sex couple in the State of Florida was against the law. On this particular Monday, the justices allowed the lower court’s ruling to stand that said the parental rights to the child conceived with Peggy Willis and her former partner, would not be overturned.
Peggy Willis and Anne Marie Mobley’s relationship ended one year after the child turned one. They never married, as the laws banning same-sex marriage still applied. Peggy Willis petitioned the local state court in Florida to hear her claim for parental rights. However, with the state bans on same-sex marriage, the court did not see where Willis had a case, and they threw the case out of court. Willis felt the state court violated her civil rights, since the Supreme Court has since removed the bans on same-sex marriage, and decided to take her case, a few steps further. She petitioned same-sex marriage to hear both claims, one her rights as a parent to share custody with Mobley to be reviewed by the State of Florida once again, as same-sex marriages are now legal in the state, and two, she petitioned the court to hear her claim of violation of her civil rights by not allowing her to pursue her case as a parent in the court since overturned state bans on same-sex marriage has since been ruled favorable.
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The Bible argues that marriage is between a man and a woman—and this is why is there so much of a dispute today. So why are there people opposed to gay marriage/same-sex marriage called hateful, narrow-minded, intolerant, and many more, some not so pleasant. It is as if the entire LGBT community has developed to push against those who follow what is known to be the truth. The truth is to give support to gay marriage/same-sex marriage would be to give approval to the homosexual lifestyle. The Bible clearly states in Leviticus 18:22:
Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. Those who promote any strong arguments for gay marriage/same-sex marriage, are clearly upholding an abomination, as it is clearly written in the Bible as sinful.
It’s not just the actions of the Christians whose actions are spoken against in the Bible. In Romans 1:26-32:
“For this cause, God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that re-competence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. These verses declare the homosexual desire and actions to be shameful, wicked, unrighteous, lustful, and malicious.”
One of the first studies of children raised by gay and lesbian couples was performed by Douglas Allen in Canada. Same-sex couples have been recognized there since 1997, and same-sex marriages has been recognized there since 2005. The study, “High school graduation rates among children of same-sex households,” by Douglas W. Allen, professor of economics at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, was published in the newest edition of the journal, Review of Economics of the Household. (Nazworth, 2013) Previous studies of same-sex parenting weren’t able to encompass the scale that Allen was obtain. His ability to conduct a large-scale side-by-side comparison of same-sex parenting as well as to control income and education factors, enabled him to make a significant determination whereby 65 % of students who were likely to graduate from high school, were raised in traditional households with two parents of the opposite sex. (Nazworth, 2013)
Dear Heavenly Father,
I lift up my child to you.
This child you gave me, this precious gift from you. I ask for your protection, and I ask you to be strong in his/her life. I ask that you would guide him/her away from all harm. And dear Lord I pray you will guide him/her toward your blessed will for his/her life. May he/she hunger for you and a home with you. May he/she be filled with faith, and your blessings.
I lift up to you every trouble and every trial in his/her life. I ask for your provisions and your wisdom to be sent to carry him/her through each of them.
May he/she be aware of your grace and your miracles in his/her life. May his/her love for you grow daily, strong, steady and true.
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