They are contradicting themselves because they are only giving some of us the right to marry in search of real happiness, the others are expected to shack up and pretend. If you are what is considered to be a straight person, you can go out, meet your soul mate, get married and have that wonderful American dream everyone talks about all in one night. Homosexuals however, can go out, meet their soul mate, and move in together but that’s about as far as they can get legally. They won’t be allowed to marry or reap the benefits of marriage in most states and if they decide to move to a state that honors same sex marriage it will only be honored in that
Dominique Johnson Composition 1 ENGL 1012 Against Gay Marriage Gay marriage has been a heavy burden of an issue in the United States for many years. While normal marriage has evolved and changed for many years, people still have the idea of gay marriage as controversial and unsatisfactory. It has been the subject of many nationwide stories, whether or not two people of the same sex are conjoining or someone trying to appeal the process of same-sex marriage. One of these cases involves author William J. Bennett, who in “Against Gay Marriage”, explains why legalization of gay marriage will corrupt marriage (167). He tries to give reasons as to how letting gays marry will already further annul regular marriage’s “fragile” state and the community (168).
According to Messerli in the “Should Same-Sex Marriages be Legalized?” he observes in support to Stoddard’s argument that: One of the main arguments against gay marriage is that it would further erode family values; however, the opposite is true. The problems related to sexuality in our society such as STD's stem from carefree, frivolous lifestyles; in other words, having frequent, unprotected sex with many partners. Marriage encourages people to settle down and to give up that type of lifestyle. Married people commit themselves to one partner and work to build a life together. Isn't that the type of behavior we want to encourage?
For example, the debate about gay marriage and if it is legal. As of now many states do not allow the marriage of gay people. Some states allow them to become a couple but call it something else such as the union of two people. The difference between the state and federal government is that each state has a different law about gay marriage. Not every state agrees that gay marriage is wrong and illegal, but if the federal government were to pass a amendment outlawing gay marriage then every state who allows gay marriage would have to declare it unconstitutional and against the law.
Review of Chet Meeks’ and Arlene Stein’s Article “Refiguring the Family: Towards a Post-Queer Politics of Gay and Lesbian Marriage” While same-sex relationships have been recognized in countries like Europe, South Africa, Australia, and North America, America banned same-sex marriage one year after a Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples were entitled to equal rights. In Refiguring the Family: Towards a Post-Queer Politics of Gay and Lesbian Marriage, the authors Chet Meeks and Arlene Stein focus not on the resistance to lesbian and gay marriage by the American mainstream, but on the opinions within the lesbian and gay community, since the lesbian and gay communities have been divided in the United States about the issue. Meeks and
She takes on the most undefended issue persisting in today’s society, the same-sex marriages. She focused on the problems faced by the gay couples. The gay couples can’t support each other when hospitalized, can’t fill taxes jointly, and face social problems bring up children. The definition of marriage is defined as social union of two people, then why do we don’t let it happen. Gay couples should be able to have every right that heterosexual couples has in the community.
I think I both agree and disagree with how they portrayed certain issues in this movie. The conclusion of the movie ended with gays getting some rights, but on the other hand how homosexuals were treated throughout the movie was horrible and I definitely don’t agree due to my view and opinion on this issue. I am well aware that homophobia is a serious issue in todays society and you hear lot more about it today then what you would have ten years ago, and being gay is found a lot more common. I believe myself to have a strong understanding on the diversity in sexuality and more importantly discrimination. I have family members that are attracted to the same sex and I personally don’t think of them to be any different.
The article talks about how it’s not a marriage and that marriage has always been between a man and women yes this is true but same sex couples want to be able to express their love by legally marrying their partner. http://www.tfpstudentaction.org/politically-incorrect/homosexuality/10-reasons-why-homosexual-marriage-is-harmful-and-must-be-opposed.html
So if you are saying that gay marriage should not be allowed to marry based on moral issues, you are in essence saying that morally it is worse to be a homosexual than to be a rapist, murderer, or child molester. It is this kind of thinking that has held society back. Still others would argue that due to divorce and cohabitation the institution of marriage is already in a weakened state. They view allowing legal gay marriage as the potential straw that is going to break marriages back. I would acknowledge marriage does not have the same prevalence and level of commitment it held in past generations but the decline of marriage has nothing to do with homosexuals.
Jessica Rasdall Gay Marriage SHOULD be a legal The Declaration of Independence states that are man are created equal and are given certain unalienable rights. These rights include Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. If this is so, why can’t people marry whoever they want to marry? Even though I’m not gay, I feel it is wrong to not allow gays to marry and if I was in congress I would pass a bill that made gay marriage legal in all states. If a person is deeply in love with a person of the same sex they shouldn’t have to worry about if the government will let them get married or not and I have many reason as to how the government is violating peoples right’s.