Lori M. Slack
February 17, 2014
Marriage is not about a piece of paper, a ring, or sexual preference. It has never been about any of these matters, and should not be considered so. Marriage is the commitment between two people who love each other unconditionally. According to Psychology Today, “marriage is the process by which two people who love each other make their relationship public, official, and permanent” (Psychology Today, 2002) . Anyone can get married, but it takes dedication and work to make a marriage last and be successful. This paper will specifically discuss an article written by Jan LaRue, Why Homosexual “Marriage” Is Wrong and what fallacies are contained within the article.
Analysis of Author
The topic of this article is that homosexual marriage is a special right, an abomination, and that it will devalue heterosexual marriages. LaRue stated, “Homosexuals are seeking a special right. They already have the same right to marry the rest of us have-the right to marry a person of the opposite sex. Limiting marriage to one man and one woman doesn’t discriminate on the basis of sex or sexual orientation.” (LaRue, 2014). She is correct that everyone has the same right to marry, as long as they are of the opposite sex. At this point in time, society and laws have not yet allowed the freedom of marriage in homosexual relationships. However, her statement on the limitations of marriage not being discriminating is false. Discrimination is the unjust or prejudicial treatment of people or things on the grounds of race, gender, sexual preference, and age. Therefore, limiting marriage to having to be a heterosexual relationship is being discriminate. She goes on to say how homosexual marriage will always be an abomination to God. She stated, “When God calls something unholy, man cannot make it holy or bless it.” (LaRue, 2014). For those who are religious,...
References: LaRue, J. (2014, January). Why Homosexual "Marriage" Is Wrong. Retrieved from http://www.marriageresourcesforclergy.com/site/Articles/articles007.htm
Psychology Today. (2002-2014). Marriage. Retrieved from http://www.psychologytoday.com/basics/marriage
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