Homosexuality "Marriage" is a bond recognized by various institutions, between a man and a woman. Not only a man and a woman define “marriage”, but pairs of the same sex fulfill the criteria of a successful marriage as well. William Bennett, the author of “Against Marriage”, dictates that allowing homosexuals to get married will change the meaning of marriage while Andrew Sullivan claims that "they make a deep commitment to one another and to society; in exchange, society extends the benefits to them”. Although, over the years, people have changed the essence of marriage to suit their personal needs, but many constitutions are biased towards equality of rights resulting in the condemnation of personal integrity.
In most cases, this choice is a positive for both sides and it designate to the wedding, because each of us hoping for the best for the positive end of a romantic relationship… Entry#2: Do you believe love conquers all? Why or why not? I do not believe in love at all. For me it just a temporary feeling that some people call a loud word “love”. So Do I believe love conquers all?
This broad marriage genus would supposedly encompass traditional marriage, homosexual or heterosexual unions, and whatever other bizarre new relationships might arise. This new “marriage” genus, however, is not marriage. Marriage is the permanent, sacred bond uniting a man and woman who desire to constitute a family and face life’s trials together. Marriage entails selfless dedication, devotion and sacrifice. Marriage and the family are sacred institutions that foster the common good of society.
Opponents of homosexual marriage feel that by allowing gay and lesbians the right to marriage undermines the traditional definition of marriage. However, as society changes and the demands of the American citizens change, there needs to be changes that comply with not only the traditional society but also with modern needs of the United States people. Not only are homosexual couples being denied marriage rights but also adoption rights in several states. There would be no harm to society by allowing homosexuals the right to marriage or to legally adopt; the positive impacts it would have on society are far greater then the negative effects. Homosexuals should get the same rights as any other United States citizen.
Sometimes I wonder what all the hate against gay marriage is all about. Why is it such a big deal? I agree with Bishop Malone and his opinion about marriage being the foundation for a family, but I disagree with his stance that marriage should be between a man and a woman only. This comes from a very idealistic view on how life should be. Therefore, I believe that homosexual unions should be legal because they can provide the same amount of love, care, education, as well as create equally productive, creative, upright, and responsible citizens as any heterosexual
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.
Although Sullivan clearly supports gay marriage, his article is an insightful piece that provides a respectful look at various views of this philosophically and emotionally-charged subject, while providing a sound intellectual argument in favor of gay marriage. Sullivan delves into the topic of domestic partnerships. Which he admits are a significant step forward from having no recognition whatsoever. Domestic partnerships are now widely and legally recognized and are gaining social recognition as well. But domestic partnerships primary and major drawback is that the terminology and reality of a domestic partnership does not carry with it the same recognition and social acceptance and legal sanctions that the title of marriage carries.
Both these ideas are very different than each other on many different counts. Coming form an orthodox Indian family, it took me a while to understand and to recoup myself from the cultural shock I faced; there were many outlooks I encountered on my journey to find my sexual ethics and abide by them. Living in two worlds at the same time had left me confused about what is wrong and what is right. By writing these code of sexual ethics for the next generation, I hope to make it easier for them to blend in two different worlds faster, and without facing many challenges I faced differentiating between the two different views. Sexual ethics are very important; they build one’s future.
“Marriage is both ubiquitous and central. All across our country, in every region, every social class, every race and ethnicity, every religion or non-religion, people get married (Nussbaum). The most common argument against allowing gays to marry seems to be that we need to protect the institution of marriage. This argument is ridiculous for many reasons. While the main reason people in the US seem to get married is out of love, it is by no means the only reason (Kellard).