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Article Rebuttal
Jack Martin
BCOM275
OCTOBER 31, 2011
TIM WOLFE

Article Rebuttal
The article I decided to do is from the New York Daily News. It is on the topic of Gay Marriage and its title is “Five arguments against gay marriage: Society must brace for corrosive change.” In this article there are different areas of concern that the author talks about. One is religious freedom. The Author Wrote “A recent Newsday editorial said opponents “will be seen by future generations in much the same light as those who opposed school desegregation. Devout Catholics, Orthodox Jews and, ironically, the 70% of African-Americans who oppose gay marriage will become the new Ku Klux Klan?” (Forman, 2011) I disagree with this, there is no such thing as traditional marriage. Given the prevalence of modern and ancient examples of family arrangements based on polygamy, communal child-rearing, the use of concubines and mistresses and the commonality of prostitution, heterosexual monogamy can be considered "unnatural” in evolutionary terms. (Pro & Con Arguments: "Should gay marriage be legal?" 2011) The second argument is the Rights of Children. In the article the author says “More children living in gay homes means more children living lives absent a relationship with at least one biological parent. This will result in some emotional pain and confusion”. A study published in Pediatrics on June 7, 2010 found that children of lesbian mothers were rated higher than children of heterosexual parents in social and academic competence and had fewer social problems. And a July 2010 study found that children of gay fathers were "as well-adjusted as those adopted by heterosexual parents.” (Pro & Con Arguments: "Should gay marriage be legal?" 2011).The third argument concerns traditional marriage. “Eliminating the complementarily of the sexes in marriage changes its essence. It may be old-fashioned to believe women are still necessary to domesticate sexually predatory men. But...
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