Skip to comments.European Court: Gay Marriage is not a Human Right
Posted on 07/25/2014 7:48:30 PM PDT by marshmallow
The highest human rights court in Europe shattered hopes that it would judicially impose same-sex marriage when it told a male to female transsexual and his wife that a civil union should be good enough for them.
European human rights law does not require countries to grant access to marriage to same-sex couples, according to a judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in a case that tests the remote boundaries of possibility in law and fact.
The parties to the litigation and supporters of same-sex marriage acknowledge the result was predictable. Nevertheless the judgment has a devastating effect on gay rights in Europe, dashing hopes that same-sex marriage can become a reality there. The facts of the case are distinctive.
Heli Hämäläinen of Finland had a sex change operation in 2009 to appear anatomically as a woman, despite having fathered a child with his wife of over 10 years in 2002. Before the operation, he tried to change his legal identity from male to female without success.
He sued before the European court when he was told that it would not be possible so long as he remained married, because Finland does not allow persons of the same sex to marry each other. Hämäläinen and his spouse insist that their religious beliefs prevent them from seeking a divorce and that civil unions do not give them the same benefits as marriage in Finnish law.
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Can’t have it both ways...
Having a pet unicorn is not a human right.
Travel to Narnia is not a human right.
Now even gay “marriage” is not a human right?
When do we get to enjoy fictional creations as a right?
I’m also shocked, and pleasantly surprised.
So...the state actually would consider him a woman if he got divorced and so he wouldn’t be able to remarry his wife after he divorced her? But they are considered married now? What if he got the operation before he was actually married and he wanted to marry a man?
Uh oh - the two percent is going through a rough patch....
You know what’s odd, some of the so called slippery slope predictions actually are coming true.
In Holland, which is among the first nations to accept same sex marriage. Overall marriage rates among the general population continue to shrink.
“The U.S. Supreme Court declined to say that marriage between persons of the same sex is a right under the U.S. Constitution or international law last year. In a case involving a law that prohibited the U.S. federal government from recognizing marriages between persons of the same sex, the Court ruled that individual states may decide whether or not to allow individuals of the same sex to marry each other.”
Making something that is false, legal, does make it true...it makes it delusion, error, misjudgement, etc. Of course, that is the intent of sexually disordered. It is a shame to see so many US states do it. The spiritual and physical costs of these errors is immense, especially for future generations that will be raised in error.
> shattered hopes that it would judicially impose same-sex marriage when it told a male to female transsexual and his wife that a civil union should be good enough for them.
The state/government/society has a compelling interest in facilitating/encouraging/enforcing the best reasonable social construct for reproduction: monogamous lifetime union of a male and female, aka marriage, in the interest in continuing the population in a stable constructive manner.
The state/government/society does NOT have such an interest in applying the same construct to a pairing in which reproduction is not just impossible but preposterous.