Same-Sex Marriage In Theodore Olson's The Conservative Case For Gay Marriage

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Within Colombo’s Rereading America, an emphasis is placed upon an need to “reread (re-evaluate) commonplace ideas.” In this case, that topic is regarding the model American family as perceived from before and now. This essay will discuss specific topics such as that of media influences, job rationales, and same-sex marriage alongside comparing the views as described from within the book to our modern day views. The first article present within the reading was a narrative called “Looking for Work” from the perspective of a nine-year-old Mexican-American boy. Attracted to the family life as depicted on television, he sees his own family as being rather disorganized and less-than-optimal. Hoping to attain a family life like that on televisions, he tries to bring it up to his own family. Needless to say, his attempts were to no avail as they were already used to their daily routines within the family. Unfazed, the boy began looking for work; this was in attempts to …show more content…
Within this piece, Olson sought to overturn the decision to ban same-sex marriage by the California Supreme Court. Olson’s arguments utilized well-known quotes, previous Supreme Court decisions, and extremely well-pieced logic in order to achieve the powerful argument needed to persuade people towards an idea that was then-perceived in a negative light. Olson’s argument emphasized upon how the very basis of American ideology upheld equality, which extends to the right of marriage for all Americans. Another powerful point was that of the Supreme Court’s previous decision to uphold marriage as a fundamental right, which then would relate to the fundamental idea of equality. Olson’s final notable action was pointing out that sex offenders and death-row inmates could get married but gays couldn’t; this pointed out the rather-obvious injustices present within the

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