I do not believe that if we embrace the idea of gay marriage that it will be classified solely as a religious rite, but rather opening up a window of opportunity and allowing those that would not normally be able to participate in the institution, the opportunity to do so. Gallagher’s extreme generalizations on the institution of marriage and her idea that gay marriage will ultimately be responsible for the religious privatization of marriage are completely false. In Western culture the idea of “equal rights” is extremely prominent, and we are creating a new way of thinking for our future generations, a few intolerant individuals should not diminish our
We need to remember that marriage is a religious rite. Therefore, legalizing gay marriage would represent a type of sacrilege against the institution of marriage. It is furthermore an intrusion of the government into a religious matter and that is not in the scope of power of our government. The union of marriage exists partly for the purpose of having children. Since procreation can only occur between a man and a woman then same-sex marriage would not be able to achieve this purpose.
Timothy Chaney Ms. Konner English 25 November 2013 Same Sex Couples Should Have the Right to Marry Why do I believe homosexuals should be able to marry? I believe homosexuals should have the right to marry because my friend dad is a homosexuals and for years he was being tortured and ridiculed because of his decision to be a homosexual. In the past the government did not allow gay marriages or allow homosexuals the same benefits as a one man and one woman marriage. Religion is one of the main reasons some people do not like the idea of homosexuals having the right to marry. One of the common arguments about the issue is God says” that same-sex interactions like marriage are an abomination”.
It does not imply man and woman or same sex, but what is important in a marriage. While the residents may not want to ban gay marriage, they do not want to legalize it either. If the general population were to look at legalizing same sex marriage without the religious aspect, I do believe that more individuals would accept it. References: marriage. 2013.
That means sex is for having kids and Christians believe you can only do this when you are married as in Gen 2:24 which says a man “is to be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.” The purpose of sex is to be united to your wife not your girlfriend or partner and Christians strongly believe this. Another argument they give is that you should not commit adultery (Exodus 20:14). When you have sex when you are unmarried then you are committing adultery because when you have sex when you are married you are committing adultery. Sex is between you and your wife only in marriage. Catholics especially but most Christians don’t approve of cohabitation because it scarcely ensures mutual sincerity and fidelity in a relationship.
SHOULD HOMOSEXUALS BE ABLE TO MARRY? PHI103 01/16/2012 The simplest answer to the same-sex marriage issue is to determine the true meaning of the term "marriage" and what degree has it promoted and upheld a stable society based on the formation of moral ideologies and the control of the law. Which I have determined should not be made legal based on this premise. Religion is one of the main reasons some people do not like the idea of homosexuals having the right to marry. One of the most used arguments about the issue is that God says that same-sex interactions (marriage, sex, lesbian, homosexual acts) are abominations.
In the Bible it says that only a man should lay with Eve and only a woman should lay with Adam. Legalizing same sex marriages did not happen earlier because of the religious points that get brought up. We do believe that everyone is created equally, so each individual person must be treated equally no matter what their sexual orientation is. Sexual orientation is something that you are born with and can’t help or change what you are attracted to. “I applaud the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act.
Their sexual orientation should not be a basis to discriminate or prevent them from accessing all the benefits enjoyed by married couples. Some of these benefits include recovery benefits and joint leases. Forcing adults in civil unions to use separate establishments from those of heterosexuals is also discriminatory. Research has shown that homosexuality in most cases is not a choice but a natural orientation that makes people of the same sex want to relate in a similar way that married couples do. It is not easy to change things which are natural.
Homosexual Marriage: Society, Rights, and Adoption The United States is denying good people a better life based on sexual orientation. Acceptance of homosexual marriage is a major issue in today’s society. This is a civil issue, and the United States needs to start realizing that they are denying marriage rights to homosexuals because of moral reasons. What ever happened to separation of church and state? Opponents of homosexual marriage feel that by allowing gay and lesbians the right to marriage undermines the traditional definition of marriage.
Some Christians do argue that women should have the same rights as men as far as becoming parents is concerned and age should not be a barrier. Other Christians would say that they should accept their infertility as it was God intention for them not to have children. The child should be a result of love the couple have for each other and introducing a third party (sperm donor) is almost like adultery.