Outline: Homosexuality and Gay Marriage

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Running head: GAY MARRIAGE OUTLINE

Gay Marriage Outline
Ashford University
PHI103
Submitted: 12/10/12

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I. Introduction
A. Many people argue that the institution of marriage is anticipated to union one man and one woman and that the definition of marriage makes same sex marriage inappropriate. Also the opponents of gay marriage argue that if gay marriage is legalized, it may harm the traditional marriage. It has never been confirmed to have any cruel effects on heterosexual marriage as the opponents argue; as a result it should be lawful and the same rights and privileges that heterosexual couples enjoy must be extended to the homosexual community. II. Gays and the religious belief: Most adversaries of equal rights for gay couples base their argument exclusively on their own religious beliefs; they often state that this country was founded by highly religious, God-fearing people. A. A recent poll conducted by The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life (2008) reiterates the claim that religiosity is a key issue in determining a person’s support or resistance to gay marriage. B. Based on some research and polls conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life (2008), the main argument against gay marriage is based on religious beliefs. C. The forefathers also wanted to confirm that all of the citizens of this country were free to live their lives without meddling from the state (government). III. Gays and the destruction of the traditional heterosexual marriage: Another argument the homosexual opponents make is that gay marriage would one way or another abolish the holiness of the traditional heterosexual marriage A. According to Bookman, traditional marriage has been in a decline for decades, without legalized gay marriage, the opponents of gay marriage even acknowledge this fact B. We need to look at other countries that allow gay marriage. In 2001 the Netherlands began a new era of equality by allowing its...
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