Homosexuality Right or Wrong?

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Homosexuality Is It Right or Wrong?

SOC 120
Brian Freeland
July 16, 2012

Homosexuality Is It Right or Wrong?
Homosexuals are not afforded the opportunity to express themselves freely and in the open because society can simply not accept homosexuality as part of today’s culture. I do not feel as though it is fair for society to take away a right from someone to be with or marry a person of the same sex simply because their choice of sexual orientation differs from that of the average American. Today’s society does not feel as though gay couples should have the right to get married. I believe that they should have the right to get married if they wish to. I believe that no one should be denied the right to do something that makes them happy simply because it goes against our personal beliefs. I feel as though you should be allowed the opportunity to commit your life to your partner regardless of your sexual orientation. We as American’s go against this most of the time simply because it is not part of our life style, culture or society. Most people are raised to think that being gay is unholy or is looked down upon. Society has brain washed us into thinking one set that love is for a couple of the opposite only and is not for same sex couples. I hope to prove that homosexuals deserve to be treated with dignity and respect because they are human being just like the rest of us. I hope that this will help us to open our eyes and change the views on that which society has told us are wrong.

Homosexuality has been such a big topic in the news here of late and it can always start a debate in any conversation. Everyone has an opinion” it is wrong or it is right” I am not a homosexual but I do have friends that are. Therefore, I got the help from a friend and asked her a series of questions that would better help me to relay my message to the readers. I thought everyone always hits the bible when this topic comes up I chose the Constitution for a different point of view. This point of view is based simply on how we can call ourselves a free country if we choose to ignore the fact that we discriminate against a group of people based on their sexual orientation. The biggest issue when looking at homosexuality is that most people find it not to be acceptable possibly because of religious beliefs. I believe that the problem in this is that does that make them any less of a human if they choose to live this life style. The biggest issue with this is the fact that we are denying them the right to being who they are and expressing that freely. Is this kind of behavior ethical you may ask? The answer is no because society has forced a frame of mind that for many years we have all be prisoners too. I believe that this problem can be resolved if people began to think with more open mind and come out of the traditional way we have learned over the years. We need to be more open to change. “Rather than looking at the consequences of an act, deontology looks at the reason for which an act is done, and the rule according to which one chooses to act. Deontology doesn't deny that acts have consequences; rather, it insists that those consequences should not play a role in our moral evaluation of such acts”(Mosser, K sec 1-7). I believe that Deontology is the best way to resolve this because we don’t want to look at the reasons in which we have been taught that it is wrong we want to focus on those it would effect by exepting this way of life. “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America” (The Constitution of the United States of America p108). The Preamble of the Constitution is the first thing you read before getting deep into the Constitution. Does it...