The issue of same-sex unions in the United States intertwines two fields of study that do not often intersect: constitutional law and religious theology. This essay seeks to present a summary of the constitutional law issues considered by several states courts and multiple legal scholars in presenting a modern approach to legal same-sex marriage. Additionally, this essay includes an overview of several Catholic Christian theologians who have presented grounds for a sexual theology that is more responsive to our modern understanding of sexual orientation. Together, these viewpoints show that same-sex unions can grow from our constitutional understanding of the rights of equal protection and the Christian approach to human dignity.
- Same-sex unions,
- same-sex marriage,
- Sexual theology,
- Equal Protection
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