Sam Schulman’s “The Worst Thing About Gay Marriage” presents an interesting argument against gay marriage that hinges upon maintaining a traditional form of marriage. He actually claims that gay marriage is “unnecessary”(381). According to Schulman, there are 4 primary effects of marriage within his definition he calls the kinship system. First, marriage protects and controls a woman’s sexuality. Second, the possible pairings are limited by the kinship system to avoid incest or other taboos.
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.
Gays Marry? Andrew Sullivan, an editor of the New Republic, and William Bennett, editor of The Book of Virtues, have widely contrasting viewpoints about same-sex marriages in their articles Let Gays Marry and Leave Marriage Alone. Sullivan believes in “no special rights, but simple equality” (pg. 25) for the gay community. Bennett, on the other hand, believes that same-sex marriages “would shatter the conventional definition of marriage” (pg.
Some may argue in the bible it states it is wrong to be involved in a gay marriage. If two people love each other why can they not get married? There are so many arguments that can be brought up to justify marriage and for couples to receive benefits like any other couple. In this society understand why some people like myself I feel like people have the right to be with who they want to be with and just because you don’t believe in it doesn’t make it bad. A gay person is no diffe... ... middle of paper ... ...y should someone be denied the right to get married just because they are gay?
Andrew Sullivan will be discussing why gays should be allowed to be married. In contrast to Sullivan, William Bennett wrote a response to give a heterosexual perspective. Throughout this paper there will be numerous summarizing and synthesizing for the two arguments. Because there is two such different points of views this helps the contrast of both. In my synthesis there are topics that relate to Bennett and how he doesn’t have a strong enough back up to say who should and shouldn’t get married.
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.
Some institution of marriage has traditionally been defined between a man and a woman. Allowing gay couples to get married will further weaken the institution. That means that there will be a lot of devoices. Also some religious consider homosexuality. Gay marriage would weaken the traditional family values.
In his chapter, “Justice and the Common Good,” in the book, Justice, Sandel focuses on the issue of discriminating against homosexuals in a passage that appears in a section/chapter called, “Same-Sex Marriage.” Sandel opens the passage by saying same-sex marriages bring up moral and religious controversies. Next, he indicates that to allow heterosexuals to get married, wrongly discriminates against lesbians and gays. Following that, Sandel points out that the law denies them equality. Having made his point, Sandel then tells readers there are three options to turn to about this. We can recognize only marriages between a man and a woman, we can recognize same-sex marriage and opposite-sex marriages, or we can eliminate all marriages all together.
Which means that same sex marriage can not be banned with the excuse of it being against a person religious beliefs because the 1st amendment protects them from that excuse. The fact that a person or a political party doesn't want to let these people achieve their happiness is just not right these person go through alot and by going through so much they should be allowed to at least be w... ... middle of paper ... ...to be happy. Even though people think same sex marriage should not be legalized i believe that by legalizing gay marriage this world will become peaceful and it will open people's minds to new things. Ojeda3 Work Cited Scully, Sarah. "Same-Sex Couples Celebrate Year 1 of Marriage."
Why don’t we just let it go and love will answer everything? In conclusion, same sex marriage is not a problem; the problem is how we can live together with it. I’m a Christian so basically, I don’t support gay marriage but when I think about human right, I feel it is not a dangerous problem for us. If they love each other, let them marry and they will solve that problem by themselves. Who knows after gay law is passed, no one want to marry with same sex person any more.