Today, in the 21st century, gay couples face marriage discrimination from religions, mostly from Christianity. Several arguments against gay marriage has risen in the recent years. The most common religious argument against same-sex marriage revolves around scripture, which many faith communities believe came directly from the mouth of God, and they interpret scripture to forbid the practice of homosexuality, and by extension, same-sex marriage (Baker). Homosexuality itself is not a sin because it is just an attraction to one’s own gender but, to the faith communities, the practice of homosexuality makes it a sin. Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable (New International Version Bible, Leviticus 18:22).
Many feel that not allowing homosexuals not to marry is a denial of a basic right. Those individuals have the right to marry, but they canno... ... middle of paper ... ...ense, since they would create chaos in our society today. But, homosexuality is not an acceptable idea. There are even more rules in where many do not follow. It cannot be justified to follow the rules that you have chosen too.
Recently, Same Sex Marriage has become a major issue in the United States. There are variations in opinions concerning the topic. The main concern is should same sex marriage be allowed or declared unconstitutional. Plenty of conservatives are completely against gay marriage and many of liberals are fighting for equal treatment. Many controversies and arguments have developed from this issue.
These individuals would rather just be closed-minded in this situation and reticent to really think about what this means to the gay community and the country. Same sex couples are not asking for any special rights; they are just asking to be treated equal with opposite sex couples. The explanations given by many Americans against gay marriages are based on false assumptions and unsubstantiated arguments. However, the real and unspoken reasons many heterosexuals have against same-sex marriages are based on religious beliefs. There are a number of false assumptions the straight community has regarding same sex marriages.
Some think same sex marriage is right; however, others disagree. People in America have been fighting over same sex marriage for many years. However, same sex marriage is wrong in several ways. One way it is wrong is because there is now a law stating that same sex marriage is legal. Not only is gay marriage wrong, it is not appealing to the eye.
Many religions, like Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, deny homosexuality, and since marriage is a religious ceremony, many believe that it would be wrong to legalize homosexual marriage because it goes against its principles(Jones). Also, people argue that marriage is mainly for reproduction, and the reasons for marriage are not fulfilled within a gay marriage. Ryan Bilodeau explained his views as to why gay marriage should remain illegal in his article “Gay marriage is unnatural”. According to Bilodeau, gay marriage is unnatural, therefore it can not function properly, and that marriage is monogamous, yet many homosexuals have outside lovers. He explained how “both the media and the public school systems have become promoters for a gay subculture.
Imagine if you couldn't marry the person who you were in love and wanted to spend the rest of your life with because it was seen morally, socially and religiously wrong. For millions of people all around the world that’s the harsh reality. Times are changing in the world that we live in today however discrimination against gay and lesbian couples is still a frequent issue with only 13 countries that fully legalise and recognise gay marriage with full equality. The most common argument for people being against gay marriage is that it’s “not natural” for two people of the same sex to have a marriage. Opponents of gay marriage make out that the natural world that we live in created marriage however this is wrong as us the humans did.
Same sex marriages are both mentally and physically wrong in the minds of most parishioners. They find the concept immoral because according to the Bible, sex between members of the same sex is strictly prohibited, much less marriage. Proposition 22 was one of many campaigns led by religious conservatives, which prohibits California from allowing marital rights to gay couples who married in another state, and it only recognizes marriages between man and a woman. ... ... middle of paper ... ...iages will also someday in the future be legalized. Bibliography: California Protection of Marriage Initiative.
Several other states are also debating whether or not to allow these couples to marry. Unfortunately, the dispute has left the United States' homosexual community in an awkward position. There are some people who think that gay people have no rights and should never be allowed to marry, and others believe that gay people should enjoy the same rights and privileges as heterosexuals. I think that the United States should allow same-sex couples to marry just like heterosexual couples. There are many opponents of gay people as it is, and they all have their reasons to dislike the idea of permitting them get married.
Human right activists say that "this amendment is simply too extreme. It would single out a group of Americans for discrimination, something that the vast majority of Americans are against." (HRC.com). Many states now provide civil unions as an alternative to marriage for homosexuals. While many people are satisfied with these laws because they are protecting the traditional idea of marriage, other people, both homosexuals and heterosexuals are saying that these laws are not only unjust, but unconstitutional.