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Ash Soc 331 Week 2 Dq 1 Justice from Four Perspectives Family, Community, State, and Nation

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Ash SOC 331 Week 2 DQ 1 Justice from Four
Perspectives Family, Community, State, and
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In Chapter 2, the author urges students to
“look at justice through the lens of reason” by
developing “frameworks that permit careful
analysis and evaluation of competing views”
(Dreisbach, 2013, Section 2.1). He provides an
example of such a framework by analyzing
how the concept of justice varies when viewed
from the different perspectives of family,
community, state, and nation. In this
discussion, you will apply this framework to
analyze justice issues arising from demands
for the legalization of a traditionally
prohibited behavior in the United States –
same-sex marriage. Before responding,
carefully read the discussion question below:

According to the revised 2010 Census, in the
United States there were 131,729 same-sex
married couple households and 514,735
same-sex unmarried partner households. As
of December 2012:
a. Thirty-eight states have state constitutional
provisions or other laws restricting marriage
to one man and one woman;
b. Nine states and the District of Columbia
issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples;
c. One state recognizes marriages by same-sex
couples legally entered into in another
d. Eight states provide the equivalent of statelevel spousal rights to same-sex couples (civil
unions) within the state; and
e. Two states provide some state-level spousal
rights to same-sex couples within the state
(e.g., domestic partnerships, designated

Consequently, in at least 30 states same-sex
couples are denied the many legal and
economic benefits that are available to
married heterosexual couples. Additionally,
in 1996 Congress enacted and President Bill
Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act
(DOMA) which:
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