WHAT ARE WE FIGHTING FOR? - WILL YOU FIGHT FOR ME?
This semester we have analyzed the issue ‘same sex marriage’ by three different articles and we were asked to select one of them to examine one more time with merging our own opinions. In his piece “What Are We Fighting For?” author, Ralph Wedgwood focuses on the issue that general view of people all around, about the acceptance of legalized gay marriages. By legalized Ralph Wedgwood does not only bringing up the legal aspects that homosexual couples will get when they get married but also the acceptence of their being in the society. Unless couples get married, their relationships will not be taking seriously by their community. To show how committed they are to each other, they need a legal approval by the laws of the government so that these couples could buy houses and share their health insurance near by respect and acceptence. This situation makes us thinks that Ralph Wedgwood (2003) examination over general view on people’s head ‘‘marriage involves a serious mutual commitment to long-term economic and domestic partnership’’ is true (p. 374). He also stands contradictory with the State’ s attitude over using religion and moral values holding against homosexual unions. From my perspective, there is nothing to stand contradictory with Ralph Wedgwood’ s arguments about same sex marriage. The heterosexual unions who think they are superior than homosexual unions and have the power to control them should be examine their thought and movement before they act against them.They are the ones who idetify ‘‘what marriage is?’’ in general minds also they are the ones who is mistaken by looking at marriage as a contract with benefits. If they could benefit from the form they create, why do homosexuals want to get the same oportunities, they got banned? Proving the relationship between two human being, the intimacy of that relationship can not be someting written and signed after. Religion and moral...
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