Gay Marriage

“In sickness and in health, ‘til death do us part” is the opening quote that
Thomas B. Stoddard uses in his argument in favor of gay rights in the article
“Gay Marriages: Make Them Legal.” This immediately gives us a good clue
about what the context of the article is going to be. The title is a strong demand
that also leads the reader to the same inference. After reading the article, I
concluded that Stoddard has a very strong argument with enough supporting
data to validate his efforts and point of view.

He begins with an inductive logic approach by opening with a specific case
between two women in partnership. Karen Thompson and Sharon Kowalski had
basically merged their lives in every aspect that a typical married couple would,
except their state of Minnesota refuses to permit same sex marriage. Therefore,
legally they were no different than neighbors. On November 13, 1983, Ms.
Kowalski was victim of a drunk driver accident where she was left without the
capacity to walk or speak. Ms. Thompson sought legal guardianship over her
partner, but Ms. Kowalski’s parents opposed such and won sole guardianship.
Ms. Kowalski was moved hundreds of miles away to a nursing home, and no
visitation was permitted to Ms. Thompson. One could only believe this would be
heart breaking if it was someone’s wife or husband who had been taken so far
from their spouse. That same concept applies in this scenario all the same.
After much grief and injustice a reevaluation of Ms. Kowalski’s mental
competency led to Ms. Thompson being granted visitation. The basic topic is the
injustice of two people not having a say so in their own personal wishes and how
that affects them personally as well as legally. In the beginning paragraphs he
opens the reader’s hearts with sympathy explaining the tragic victimization of
being hit by a drunk driver and then being robbed of the opportunity to support
their loved one through a time of recovery. This is smart in my opinion. It...