An Other Christian Perspective on Lawrence V. Texas
Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, Vol. 45, No. 1, 2006
17 Pages Posted: 12 Oct 2005
The so-called Religious Right's reaction to Lawrence v. Texas has been both powerful and negative, characterizing the case as an assault on the traditional conception of marriage and family life. This essay is an attempt to present a different Christian view. Modeled on the life and teachings of Jesus, this perspective celebrates the Lawrence case as consistent with God's call to social justice for the oppressed. It also outlines a Christian sexual ethic that lifts up genuine, monogamous, committed love between two individuals, whether of the same or opposite sex.
Keywords: gay marriage, religion, Christianity, Lawrence, constitutional law, due process, equal protection
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