Adam & Eve Not Adam & Steve According to ‘dictionary.com’ marriage is ‘the social institution under which a man and woman establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal commitments and religious ceremonies’, so where do gay couples get the idea from that they should have the right to be legally wed? 7 Homosexuals are very fond of claiming that they are entitled to ‘gay rights’ and are ‘treated unfairly’, and to a certain degree I agree with this; I do believe that they have the right to be with and love whoever they wish without being judged, and that they are treated like a completely different species by homophobes. However, who are they to say that they are treated unfairly when it comes to martial laws? They have the exact same rights as heterosexuals; to marry a member of the opposite sex if they choose, but not the same sex - I can’t marry a member of my own sex even if I wanted to, and you don’t see me or the majority of the worlds’ population kicking up a fuss about that. So basically what the gay community are suggesting is not ‘equal rights’ but ‘extra rights’, which leads me smoothly onto my next point.
Thomas mentions that gay and lesbian marriages should be the choice of the individuals not the government. He promotes gay and lesbian marriages by saying those who vote against gay and lesbian marriage are people of injustice. He states that we cannot solely base our decision on history alone, if so most states would still prohibit the marriage of different races. Thomas states that marriage should promote family and stability and people should not be denied this right. By depriving millions of gay American adults the rights that come from marriage, denies equal protection against the law.
And such simple, nebulous declarations are hardly a compelling reason. They're really more like an expression of prejudice than any kind of a real argument. The concept of not denying people their rights unless you can show a compelling reason to do so is the very basis of the developed world’s ideal of human rights. Marriage is not just an institution, but also a symbol representing our culture’s ideals about sex, sexuality, and human relationships. Symbols are important; they are a common cultural currency which we each use to help create our sense of self.
He uses a bisexual who wants to marry two people as a possible example. He does not view upholding marriage to only include a man and a woman as a put down to others. Instead see it as an acknowledgement and celebration of marriage. Bennett feels it is not intolerant to view heterosexual marriage and same sex marriage as different, because “..making distinctions in the law is necessary to relationships that are distinct.” Bennett then moves to social concerns that allowing same sex marriage could cause confusion in children, promote promiscuity, and force the law to allow adoptions that could be detrimental. Bennett closes his article citing the sexual revolution and out of wedlock births as some examples of negative effects on marriage.
The Conflict of Gay Marriage in America PHI 103: Informal Logic The Conflict of Gay Marriage in America Part One – Thesis Because America is a country founded on equal rights for all, marriage is a right that must be afforded to homosexuals. Arguments against gay marriage are often supported by religious ideals. In America, where we have freedom of religion or freedom to even choose not to be religious, these arguments should not be considered when forming laws. To do so would not be just. Part Two – Argument “Not allowing gays to marry is discrimination because they do not receive the same legal benefits that married people do.
Sullivan says that minors and close family members should not be given the right to marry because minors are unable to understand such a commitment. The marriage of close family members creates incest, which threatens the trust and responsibility the family needs to survive. Sullivan asks if homosexuals fall in the same categories. Sullivan says that “domestic partnership,” a conservative concept, is one of the strongest arguments for gay marriage. Domestic partnerships qualify for benefits previously reserved for heterosexual married couples.
I feel that the bible was a guide, but the guide needs to be updated. People change, cultures change, life changes, the world has changed since it was created. To me, homosexuals have the same right to be happy as heterosexuals. Letting homosexuals marry is the right thing to do, for it is now a new beginning for them. Introduction: The issues of homosexual marriages is very complex, especially who, or who should not be married.
In turn it imposes weighty legal, financial, and social obligations." Marriage is not about religion, race, or sexual preference. Marriage is about a union between two people who commit themselves to one another, excluding all others, and creating a stable life together to be productive members of society. The Goodridge court stated that their decision, “does not disturb the fundamental value of marriage in our society…[t]hat same-sex couples are willing to embrace marriage's solemn obligations of exclusivity, mutual support, and commitment to one another is a testament to the enduring place of marriage in our laws and in the human spirit." It is unconstitutional for the government to infringe upon basic rights of citizens to get married solely because of their racial or sexual
If ones pleasure is derived from sex with a partner of the same sex, and the deep love of a life partner is expressed to one of the same sex, then there cannot be anything wrong with that. The same biological urges that could lead to procreation in a heterosexual couple can be seen also in gay couples. A homosexual couple will go through lengths of artificial insemination, in the case of a lesbian couple, or adoption or hiring a surrogate mother in the case of a gay male couple. Denying the marriage of two people in love, by the ethical standards or our society is wrong. It is denying one the right to the pursuit of happiness.
We heard from political people that really feel that children should be in a traditional family. That family should consist with a man and woman. These people believe a child should stay in foster care, rather than go to a family with homosexual parents. There was a debate that gay parents will raise gay kids. Heterosexuals have gay kids, so homosexuals have just as much chance as heterosexuals of having a gay child.