But there are some people who fight the idea that it should be legal. If marriage is defined as the union between two people, why is it considered morally wrong for two people of the same sex to get married? That’s when the question is proposed, what makes gay marriage different from heterosexual marriages? Why can’t they have the rights to love, honor and commit like heterosexual couples? Some may argue in the bible it states it is wrong to be involved in a gay marriage.
Marriage is a privilege, not a right. Society can choose to endorse certain types of sexual arrangements and give support in the form of benefits to these arrangement. Marriage was created to allow society to support heterosexual couples in procreation and society can choose not to give the same benefits to same-sex couples. If “marriage” is red... ... middle of paper ... ...tion of marriage? Since it cannot produce children to further the society and break the “rules” of marriage, common sense would tell us that homosexuality is danger to institution of marriage.
Gay marriage is also against the nature of law. Nature of law is a philosophy on the right way humans should do things and the law of nature does not imply that gay marriage is okay or the right thing to do, because it takes a male and female to procreate naturally. One article states “Any situation which institutionalizes the circumvention of the purpose of the sexual act violates natural law and the objective norm of morality” (10 Reasons Why Homosexual “Marriage” is Harmful and Must be Opposed). Thereby, only supporting that a man and woman should be bonded in marriage is naturally
It also violates a natural law. After all you don’t have to be against or with gay marriage. That is your opinion on what you like and don’t like about gay marriage. It’s like if you don’t like gay marriage it’s like denying heterosexual. In the long run some people will never like gay marriage at all and other people cannot change to not liking gay marriage.
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.
The Loving vs. Virginia case was one popular discriminating case which denied rights because of the person’s preference of whom they wanted to marry. Without being married many are also denied marriage benefits that may include buying a home. Gays should have the ability to have all the civil rights as any other person. They should not be judged and discriminated against because of the person they choose to marry. It is not the choice of the government, but the right and choice of the people.
Homosexual Indifference The times seem to be changing in acceptance of homosexual relationships for the better, but many laws as well as society still prohibit gay marriage and adoption. There are two sources which I will use to show different view points on gay marriage and adoption. The first is an article written by Andrew Sullivan, titled “Let Gays Marry.” This is written as an informal piece to argue that gay people should be allowed to marry one another. The next is also on gay marriage, but in this article, “Leave Marriage Alone,” author William Bennett writes that it is wrong for gays to marry. These two authors show separate feelings on the issue of gay marriage, while attempting to persuade the readers to agree with them.
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.
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.
Same-sex marriage or “gay” marriage is described as a relationship between two people of the same gender. Marriage should be between two people who love each other; it should have nothing to do with gender. In most states, married couples are treated differently than a non- married couple, which goes for gay couples as well. In some states, same-sex marriage is illegal. Those who don’t support same sex marriage, whether it be because of harbored hostility or their traditional views, are more accepting of a legislative decision over a judicial decision (Dry, p. 277-278).