Therefore, gay marriage should not be excluded from the legal system. He tells that some churches practice different beliefs and may oppose gay marriage but religion has nothing to do with the state appeals. Sullivan explains how the definition of marriage has changed in the past and that it can be done again. Sullivan ends his piece by saying that changing the law would not affect straight couples, so why are they against gay marriage? He believes the change would allow gay couples to experience what straight couples already have.
This is almost completely unsupported. He even concedes that romantic marriage forms the majority of marriages today in the west, but immediately denounces the romantic aspect of marriage. It is pretty easy to tear down his argument that this sho... ... middle of paper ... ...ouple cannot. There is no reason gay people should not be allowed to marry if we allow non-gay couples who cannot produce children to marry. There is certainly historical precedent to only allowing straight couples to marry, but since our current concept of marriage has changed so much since that was relevant, we should strongly consider giving gay people the right to marry.
Or maybe they were a couple of letters of the same sex engaging in a homosexual relationship. A “W” is two “V” s in a civil union, but the world is not ready to flip that on its head and let them go for the big “M” (Kintz). Not only does some humans have a problem with individuals being gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people also has an issue with same sex marriage. Love and marriage shouldn 't have a gender to it, because love just happens. People shouldn 't sacrifice their happiness in marrying someone who doesn 't make them happy just to be accepted and not be judged.
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.
We should also keep in mind that we cannot settle marriage’s future simply by looking at its past as marriage is a socially evolving institution. Legalizing gay marriage would enable gay couples to show to the rest of the society that they are as serious as heterosexual couples about their relationship. Without legalized gay marriage, those couples would always remain inferior to heterosexual couples.
The history of our country is that of expanding civil rights. This fundamental civil right should be afforded to all loving and committed adult couples throughout our country not just opposite-sex couples. Reticence to understand homosexuality causes many straights to not be comfortable with homosexuality and believe same-sex marriage is unnatural. Furthermore, many straights cite religious reasons as just cause for not legalizing same-sex marriages. Same-sex marriages should be legalized in the United States.
This being said, a great example of this would be a person that has mental retardation, they are still allowed to get married when they want to in their lives, so why not gay people. It is all the same, they are born this way; it is not a choice that they are able to make. I think that is a great way to show that our country really is diverse, that we see all people for people and not what their religion is, or who they love. Now I do think that there are some drawbacks to gay marriage. I think that gay marriage, or just two gays in a relationship c... ... middle of paper ... ... someone wanted them to, it just happens.
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.
Many people argue that if a gay couple were to adopt, the child would be more than likely be pressured and influenced to become gay. Many opposing views are that children wouldn’t see the roles each gender is to fulfill because the same sex couple or two people of the same gender and they hold the same gender roles so there is no role reversal. Same sex marriage is not a civil rights issue. Law protection of gay rights was expanded with the Supreme Court case Romer v. Evans in which the court struck down an amendment that repealed all existing laws prohibiting all sexual orientation discrimination (Entin, p. 823,824). Opponents believe that marriage should be restricted to only couples of the opposite sex, being that marriage is a privilege and not a right.