Same-Sex Marriage The United States is known world wide for its civil rights and freedoms. Many Americans are appalled by the idea of same-sex marriages. What?s wrong with the idea of two people who care greatly for one another wanting to spend their lives together? The gay community is misunderstood because many straights are not willing to listen. 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.
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.
Homosexual couples are faced with many problems along the lines of acceptation. The establishment of marriage is designed to bond a man and a woman, the meaning of this social establishment states same-sex marriage is unsuitable, but the present day definition of marriage ought to grant permission for all couples heterosexual or homosexual to experience this establishment. Purposes for legitimization of same-sex marriage for the homosexual population would be for moral, assurance of security, and validation of rights. When discussing the principles of what’s right and wrong, any civilized human being can say that it’s wrong for a human to deny another human because of their preference. Same-sex marriage can be related to this statement because the only thing that separates them from heterosexual couples is gender.
Gay marriage should be legal worldwide. Gay marriage or same-sex marriage is when a man and man or women and a woman get married. Same-sex marriage impacts society in different types of ways, some people are affected by it because they think it is against the bible, others seem to have no impact or problem with same-sex marriage. However for the gay community it affects them, because in some states they are not allowed to marry the one they are in love with it. Also it impacts them because there are groups of people against same-sex marriage and the gay community is constantly being judged by people opposed to same-sex marriage.
Such legal moves, as well as the efforts by lesbian and gay couples to be recognized as such, face denunciation from some conservative voices who assert that by nature and divine will only relationships between men and women can be considered "natural". And, to be honest, there is also an unease expressed by some lesbian and gay activists who, recalling the critique of patriarchy made by 1970's feminism, see "marriage" as an irretrievably heterosexual institution. Same-sex marriages should be legal everywhere in the United States of America. According to the Constitution, marriage is a civil right that all Americans are born with. Our country has decided by passing the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in 1996 that two people of the same gender cannot get married.
He also presents a variety of shaky arguments with the general point that gay marriage does not and can’t have “the authority and majesty of the kinship system”(383). Since he sees gay marriage as entirely rooted in the relationship between two people, and he dismisses that as a minor part of the institution of marriage, he predicts this kind of marriage will disappear and will only be remembered with a laugh. This paper does not consider for a second that any marriage apart from one that fulfills these principles can be satisfying. There is a very strong implication that this is the proper form of marriage, and anything else is some sort of uninspiring deviancy. This is almost completely unsupported.
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.
In society today, beliefs and views of marriage have increasingly developed different ideas. Homosexual relationships are gaining acceptance in our society. However, these couples are not allowed to marry, for many reasons. It cannot be demonstrated in which, if legalizing gay marriage would harm society, or may even benefit us. Individuals who are in fact gay seem to be gaining more of an acceptance.
He examines the core arguments against homosexual sex such as: it is abnormal, the idea that homosexuals choose to be that way, it goes against the purpose of our sexual reproductive organs, it is disgusting and how it goes against biblical teachings. He first looks at the meaning of homosexual sex being “unnatural”. It is hard for him to claim that one definition of natural is right compared to another person’s. He does argue against the idea of natural law theorists by saying that many things that are important in our society are not natural, and there are many natural things that people detest. He says, “If the unnaturalness charge is to be more than empty rhetorical flourish, those who levy it must specify what they mean”(Shafer-Landau 239).
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.