Same Sex Marriage

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Patrick Webb
ENG 101-041
Fay Rouseff- Baker
10/07/12

The War against Gay Marriages

Some people argue that the institution of marriage is intended to bond one man and one woman and that the definition of marriage makes same sex marriage improper. Same-sex marriage; also called gay marriage is a legally or socially recognized marriage between two persons of the same biological sex or social gender. Same-sex marriage is a civil rights, political, social, moral, and religious issue in many nations. The conflict arises over whether same-sex couples should be allowed to enter into marriage, be required to use a different status such as a civil union, which usually grants fewer rights, or not have any such rights. A related issue is whether the term "marriage" should be applied. I feel that gay marriages should be legal and that the decision the whom to marry should be decided upon the two individual couples not the people of the United States and other countries.

There is a big fight going on in our world, Should gay marriages be aloud or should they not? Opponents of same-sex marriage in the United States ground their arguments on parenting concerns, religious concerns, concerns that changes to the definition of marriage would lead to the inclusion of polygamy or incest, and other intellectual ideas expressed in natural law theory. Oppenents argue that homosexuals are not fit to be parents even if they adopt and that a traditional heterosexual household is the best in which to raise children. They believe that because homosexual relationships are so unstable they cannot provide children with the security they need. Also that if the two couples have children then the children will turn homosexual too. According to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Southern Baptist Convention, and National Organization for Marriage argue that children do best when raised by a mother and father, and that legalizing same-sex marriage is, therefore, contrary to the best interests of children. Other arguments against same-sex marriage are based upon concerns that the process of redefining the institution would be a Pandora's box. In better words Pandora's Box is an artifact in Greek mythology, Today, the phrase "to open Pandora's box" means to do something, resulting in bad consequences. Here’s another argument that opponents also argue that every one of us have heard over and over again; that the institution of marriage is to be between a man and women. So some people or the ones against feel that Same-sex marriage would threaten the institution of marriage. So we shouldn't alter heterosexual marriage, which is a traditional institution that goes back to the dawn of time. Our presidential elect Mitt Romney was able to talk at a graduation ceremony at Liberty University; a Christian school. While he was talking he starting talking about the issue on gay marriages and he said that marriage could only exist between a man and a woman. Here is something else that the purpose of marriage is procreation, since homosexuals are unable to do so they should not be allowed to marry. There is also the argument where same-sex marriage would start down a "slippery slope" towards legalized incest, bestial marriage, polygamy and all manner of other horrible consequences. There is also the issue that that If gay marriage is legalized, homosexuality would be promoted in the public schools. Another reason that is also offered for opposing gay marriage is based on the assumption that gays have a choice in which they feel attracted to each other. Some people actually believe that gays can simply choose to be heterosexual if they wished. It means that same sex marriage is only the way people use to satisfy their sexual desires. believe that the same sex marriage to be anti-family. Marriage creates families and promotes social stability, and same sex marriage does nothing to aid this idea....
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