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.
So you can see religious and cultural differences are accepted. We live in a tolerant society where diversity is accepted—wrong. How about a culture where homosexuals are pariahs. A place, where even today, gay and lesbian couples can't even be married in a civil ceremony. Sexual inequality is the biggest challenge in America today.
Since the individual chooses to be a homosexual, they should not be given special privileges. Another argument that you hear is that these couples should not get married simply because of the torment and ridicule they would be faced with in their everyday lives. There are news reports from across America telling about how a gay person was beaten or killed just because they were looked at as different. Some of these people would end up the target of verbal abuse and maybe even physical abuse, just because some heterosexual people see them as different.
They are just like everyone else, with feeling, needs and emotion and they wanted to be treated like we want to be. Nowhere in the constitution does it states that marriage is only something certain people can have. The only problem society have with this is that they believe it is “not right”, but what is right anyways? The way we have lived our lives all along, by what our religion, beliefs or is it what our peers have told us. Given the trend of greater acceptance of gay marriage, the issue of whether to legalize same-sex marriage naturally arises.
Portfolio Essay Same sex marriage has been a controversial issue since homosexual couples started to petition for their civil and marital rights. Even though homosexuality existed long before our society labeled it, it is still not socially accepted by many groups as well as individuals. As a result, people tend to be biased when reporting facts concerning homosexual marriage. Biases can be hidden in many literature works like books, journals, magazines, and articles. Through these documents writers try to provoke an emotional response from their readers in order to influence their view of a usually highly debated matter.
The topic of same-sex marriage, or gay marriage, is extremely divisive in today's society. This paper will address some of the issues surrounding gay marriage. Many in favor of same-sex marriage suggest that gay couples should have the same marital benefits as heterosexual couples, which is simply a civil rights issue. In contrast, those against same-sex marriage see this concept as a moral matter, which violates traditional ethical standards. Since the beginning of time, most cultures have acknowledged marriage a unity between men and women.
When out of no where 14 year old Brandon McInerney shot king in the back ... ... middle of paper ... ...eople just like us heterosexuals, the only difference that they don’t like the opposite sex. We need to begin to discourage this strong hate that we have, what if we discriminated against a person who had down syndrome or cancer? We would be wrong because they can’t help that, but homosexuals can’t help how they feel, they are born like that. We as a nation have to step outside of the box, outside of this idea we consider normal. The fact is that the world is full of diverse and unique people, we live in a world full of differences and we can’t hate someone because they don’t fit into our idea of “normal”.
Recent trends suggest that society is becoming more accepting of homosexuality in a variety of settings, especially in sports. In Edmuson article he talks about how playing sports helps people build their character or damage it, how being gay and playing sports is hard. Another thing Edmuson article talks about is how most athletes are taught that homosexuality is wrong so they think they have to play the role in being anti-homosexual. WNBA star and former Baylor player Brittney Griner is a good example of having a hard time with building character and being able to express herself in college. While playing for Baylor she wasn’t allowed to come out to the public and say that she is gay.
His points are strong, but for almost every point he doesn’t have proof that what he is saying is true. For the rare points that do have support leave the question of “how accurate is the source?” For an example he argues that counselors are reporting that teens are thinking its “cool” to be homosexual, but what are counselors saying this? The statement “counselors report” is an absolute statement and all counselors aren’t agreeing to the statement. Even how he concludes this section on schools isn’t supported; he says schools are to be blamed. He should bring out statistics on the number of homosexual students to the change of sexual education.
Many people today accept homosexuals within society, and society in general is more... ... middle of paper ... ...spouse passes on are not subject to state taxes. Marriage is a very big issue and is one of the, if not the, most argued position in the whole gay rights movement. Thought some states have legalized gay marriage, there is still a battle for every state to accept Works Cited Dahir S. Mubarak. “Fired For Being Gay”. Homosexuality.