In the 21st century some religions and laws are still discriminating against them. Even though, the religions say to treat all equally, even if they sin. With the new laws being passed by the government, they are working to stop discrimination and give everyone equal rights and privileges of marriage. But, they still face problems from the people who believe one man and one woman should only be married. There will never be 100% of the people who agree with gay marriage.
Religious individuals also believe that certain behaviours are wrong because they are seemingly unnatural and contrary to the natural law - the natural sex partner for a man is a woman and vice versa. However, the Vatican believes that all homosexuals should continue to be treated equally, with compassion, respect, and sensitivity because they are still a living breathing human being created in the image of God. They also state that unjust discrimination should be avoided, as well as violence towards the issue. On September 30th, 2013, Pope Francis explicitly stated, "When I meet a gay person, I have to distinguish between their being gay and being part of a lobby. If they accept the Lord and have goodwill, who am I to judge them?
However, due to the different sexual orientations of the two partners, problems often occur, causing emotional harm to"closet gays," their partners, and their children (Harbinger 683). If gay marriage were legal, homosexuality would be legitimate. Thus, the number of "closet gays" would decrease, as acceptance of their sexual orientation increases. In short, society would be spared a lot of trouble--the breakup of a family or dissatisfaction with one's life, especially of the homosexual partner, as she or he tries to comply with society's standards. Same-sex marriage is just in that it provides gay couples with the same rights as heterosexual couples.
She states that there is no problem with gay marriage and it's all a matter of separating the church and state. But in “Gay ‘Marriage’: Societal Suicide,” by Charles Colson, the author opposes the idea of gay marriage and states that it will destroy society. Marriage is intended to unite a man and a woman together to bring children into the world, but due to the same-sex marriage, families are collapsing and crime is increasing (Gay “Marriage”: Societal Suicide 577). Both essays talk about the positive and negative sides of gay marriage and how it would or wouldn’t affect society. In “Gay ‘Marriage’: Societal Suicide,” the author’s arguments were more effective and valid than the ones in “What's wrong with Gay Marriage?” because he states that marriage is supposed to be between a man and woman to bring children into the world.
This could start so many new problems but solve many. It could make the country a more loving and open place to live rather then a place that just neglects. For instance, some people don’t care about gays. Maybe because everyone deserves the right to be who they are and who they ought to be. One of the main issues on why gay marriages shouldn’t be legalized around America is because same-sexual intercourse is going against Gods beliefs of god and how the world was intended to be through his perspective.
In a period of time when homosexuality is becoming more common and more accepted, it’s hard to hide yourself from this sexual minority. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and other sexual minorities can be found everywhere, so it’s no doubt one might see a gay couple in a business. However, many business owners find homosexual couples immoral and wrong based on religious beliefs, and they might even ask the couple to leave. Do they really have the right to do so? When people refuse service to a homosexual couple, whether it be based on religious grounds or not, is complete discrimination towards the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community.
Since the issue of contraception is in direct contradiction with the Roman Catholic Church, many Catholics find themselves torn between religion and health. So the question for Catholics becomes: Do we follow our catholic teaching or do we try and eradicate this disease? Although most devout Catholics would be opposed to disregarding the teachings of the church, the issue of sav... ... middle of paper ... ...ersons” (LoPresti 136). Christian teaching of homosexuality has created a hatred towards homosexuals, which in turn, causes homosexuals to be oppressed. This oppression is in direct contradiction with the teachings of Jesus’ ministry which stressed “a call to compassion and solidarity with those who are oppressed” (LoPresti 135).
It is certainly a horrific thought, but what is worse is that this useless discrimination happens on a day-to-day basis. Action must be taken! The U.S. government needs to legalize homosexual marriage to help take the first step in stopping the discrimination against people who are causing absolutely no harm. Despite popular belief, homosexual couples are not inferior to their heterosexual counterparts. Like heterosexuals, many homosexual people actually want to form long, fulfilled relationships.
What non-supporters of homosexuality thought or said about homosexuals no longer affected the homosexual community. Although many people still disagree with homosexuality, our society today has begun to accept homosexuals as a norm. The homosexual community faced, and still faces many hardships. Homosexuals are constantly being judged based on their feelings and beliefs. Many homosexuals and supporters believe this is not fair, especially the ones in Ame... ... middle of paper ... ...approve of this because they are afraid that children will learn to be homosexual.
Anna Katherine Harper Mrs. Smith English 10 14 April 2014 Homosexuality & Gay Marriage Opposing Paper “Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.” –Rick Warren The issue in today’s society is that you either have to love homosexuals and agree with them or you have to hate them and disagree with how they live their life.