These two authors show separate feelings on the issue of gay marriage, while attempting to persuade the readers to agree with them. Each of these articles have valuable arguments, but will they be enough to change people’s views, to benefit their beliefs? Beginning with the topic on gay marriage and the controversial battle between authors, Andrew Sullivan and William Bennett, Sullivan is the gay supporter. In Sullivan’s piece, “Let Gays Marry,” he opens with a statement by the Supreme Court, “A state cannot deem a class of persons a stranger to its laws.” He feels that this simple sentence has so much meaning, saying that whatever type of person, male or female, black or white, everyone deserves the same legal protection and equal rights. Therefore, gay marriage should not be excluded from the legal system.
Moreover, there are many ways to look at this issue such as personally, religiously, and politically. According to this argument, there are people who say that same-sex marriage is a political matter, while other people view gay marriage as a violation of traditional values. Although traditional marriage has always been between a man and a woman, should marriage be available, no matter what gender? In favor of Gay marriage From a supporter’s perspective, same-sex marriage should be permissible for various reasons. The most important factor of gay marriage is about personal freedom.
Some say that being gay is just not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning. There are numerous amounts of hoaxes , such as gay marriage encouraging others to be gay. In this sense, if this were true then hanging around a tall person would probably make you tall. Straight marriage has been around for a long time, and some argue that legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior.
Sullivan vs. Bennett The two texts examined within, present the opposing extremes of views regarding gay and lesbian marriage. The first text entitled Let Gays Marry by Andrew Sullivan examines the intricacies of same sex relationships and why homosexual couples should be allowed to publicly show affection for one another. The second text that will be examined is titled Leave Marriage Alone written by William Bennett. Bennett gives his views on why couples of same sex nature should not be allowed to engage in marital relations. These two authors, although very different, each has a view of the ideals of marriage, and how it should be presented to the public.
People opposing gay marriage say, “We must protect traditional marriage and the traditional family.” Matthew McTighe of the Mainers United for Marriage debates responds by saying, “Prote... ... middle of paper ... ...g and legalizing gay marriage. By not accepting gay marriage is discriminating gay people, they should have the same rights as everyone else does. What people don’t understand is it's not a choice to be gay. You don't chose who you love, you just do. You are born gay; you can’t choose to be gay.