Law, Morality, and ‘Sexual Orientation’” (pdf file)

by John M. Finnis

Finnis offers a natural law response to the view that the state has no authority to discourage homosexual conduct by outlawing same-sex marriage. Another great resource for finding specific and reasonable arguments (for use in academia, or when interacting on an intellectual level) while engaging with strong counterarguments.

Why We Need a Marriage Amendment

by Robert P. George and David L.Tubbs, City Journal

This article outlines the reasons why supporting a federal marriage amendment is not contrary to the notion of federalism established in the US Constitution, saying that those who make such claims propose a federalism that is different from the classic understanding of federalism, outlined in the Federalist Papers. The reason that there is even a national debate on same sex marriage is, according to George and Tubbs, a result solely of judicial overreach.

The Impossibility of Homosexual Marriage

by William E. May

May provides another article outlining the Catholic Church’s teachings on same-sex marriage, followed by his own argument that homosexual acts are always gravely immoral, and that homosexual marriage is impossible.

Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions between Homosexual Persons

by the Catholic Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Outlines Catholic teaching on homosexuality and provides arguments against approval of homosexual behavior or same-sex marriage. The article is meant to provide guidance to Christian politicians seeking to draft or evaluate legislation concerning same-sex marriage.