February 29th, 2013
A Critique of “For Gay Marriage” By Andrew Sullivan
Marriage between two people is a commitment, to take care of each other no matter what happens, to be there for each other, to love one another for who they are. Homosexuals have been denied this right simply because they have a different sexuality than most people. In the article, “For Gay Marriage,” by Andrew Sullivan, he talks about how homosexuals are considered unequal because they don’t have the right to marry. Andrew Sullivan presents many points during this article that support his argument. He criticizes the fact that homosexuals are being denied the right to get married, and explains why they should have the right to do so.
In the article “For Gay Marriage” by Andrew Sullivan, he talks about how homosexuals are publically unequal because they are denied the right to marry. Sullivan discusses how people argue that marriage should be between a man and a woman, but he talks about how marriage is really viewed as “the emotional, financial, and psychological bond between two people” (404). Sullivan also brings up that a lot of people assume if a couple is married that they have to have children, but later he explains that there is no civil right saying that the couple has to have children. Having children is a choice that the couple makes. Marriage is a commitment between two people; it does not have to be just heterosexuals. Sullivan talks about how people
think that the emotional bond is not strong enough to fulfill the “marriage”, but if anything the emotional bond between two homosexuals is most likely stronger, because they know they are denied rights that heterosexuals get. During this article Sullivan mentions that allowing gay marriage would help young gay couples be less in-secure about themselves and possibly have more relationships. “It provides role models for young gay people, who, after exhilaration of coming out can easily lapse...