Gay Marriage

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Gay Marriages
In today’s society, Americans have to face the fact that the decrease of marriages raises a serious social problem throughout the country. Legal battles have repeatedly shown that the strength to prohibit or ratify gay marriage is decided by each states governing body. So why does the United States of America not have a federal law against gay marriages? David Frum, a conservative, debated on the topic of gay marriages. Frum has many good points of why gay marriages should be approved, for instance Frum stated that “…Since two men or two women can fall in love as well as a man and woman can, we find it harder and harder to explain why they should not be issued a wedding license…” (Sullivan and Frum 119). I agree with this statement because Americans cannot tell gay couples they cannot have a wedding license without sounding like hypocrites. A wedding license is a valuable thing it can get a couple health insurance, Social Security, and American citizenship. One of Frum’s views on gay marriage is the value of marriage to society is raised entirely from the fact that, as an institution, it rejects the “radical autonomy” that marriage seems to endorse. Marriages change the couples’ autonomy in new commitment towards their spouse, in laws, children, and others. Individuals unwilling to let their autonomy go are unlikely to discover much happiness in marriage (Sullivan and Frum 119). Also Frum states that “This new union, available equally to gays and straights, is focused on the happiness of adults, not the needs of children. It presupposes a rigid economic equality between the partners, and cheerfully permits the stronger partner to impose disadvantageous prenuptial agreements on the weaker. It insists that marriage brings together unisex partners rather on reconciling the very different needs and duties of men and women” (Sullivan and Frum 119). In the last paragraph of Frums debate, he claims “…those of us who oppose gay marriage… believe...
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