When talking about homosexual vs. heterosexual unions, they are comparable in all ways; however, legalizing them together would cause irrevocable damage to our already weak view of the institution of marriage. Our young generation is in a time where they are being told how to speak and sometimes think, and societal indifference to gay marriage would further confuse our youths who already find their sexuality hard. It is very important that we continue to take strides toward accepting homosexual unions; however, legalizing gay marriage is not a necessary step for that to
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.
Despite such rapid development of human beings and extensive globalization, our view towards people who are different from us still remains narrow and conservative. Whether to socially accept and recognize them has been the biggest dilemma of the year, but the primary question is: why do we decide and judge whether to accept them or not? Why should the homosexual people, as a minority, deny their individuality in order to fit into the American society, just because of their personal preference? The matter of homosexuality is just like the fact that someone has really big eyes or short height. It is as impossible to change, and doesn’t have to be changed.
Homosexual Marriage: Boies versus Stanton The fight for civil rights in the United States has gone through different phases, the most current of which is the dispute over whether or not homosexuals should be allowed to marry. The various states of the union have treated this issue in different ways: some have passed laws that allow gays and lesbians to wed; however, most have held on to the idea that marriage should be reserved for heterosexual couples. By and large, the nation is divided over this matter. David Boies and Glenn T. Stanton discuss the basic arguments behind this controversy. Boies supports gay marriage; Stanton rejects it.
Geneva Edison Professor Kelley English 101 July 16, 2012 Gay Rights and Civil Rights According to Julian Bond, “How can we deny the rights and privileges of marriage to gay people without violating the principles of justice, equality and respect for individual freedom” (Bond)? This statement has been the topic of discussion in our homes, our public forums, our churches, and our political society for ages. Although in recent ages, it was a topic that many did not want to entertain or discuss. However; this is not the case today, it must be discussed and we must make a decision as to whether gays should or should not marry. Bond also states that all Americans should have the right to marry the person of their choice, regardless
Regardless of how many times gay activists push for laws to be changed in my opinion morally it’s not right. Marriage is defined by God as one man and one woman in holy matrimony; therefore it should remain as is. This article may allow a heterosexual person from the outside to look in and understand what challenges gay and lesbian’s face on a daily basis. Although we have come a long way in this world, almost all of us have been faced with certain prejudices at one time or another, but life still goes
There are even more who fall somewhere in between these two extremes and who are not quite sure of what their stance is on this issue, and between all of these opinions, no one is being heard. This point could be strengthened by providing specific examples, such as actual Facebook and Twitter posts/responses on each side of the issue. He also claims that there has been severe damage done in the Mormon community by these differing opinions on gay marriage. He provides evidence to this claim by listing examples of stories he has heard from many who have been shunned by their families because they support same-sex marriage. This has caused many people to be very sad, leave their church, and sometimes attempt or commit suicide.
The Straight Way or the Gay Way; Why should it Matter Which Way The Straight Way or the Gay Way; You Don’t Choose to Be This Way According to procon.org, “Whether sexual orientation is a trait we are born with (nature) or is caused by the environment we are raised in (nurture) has been debated by scientists, religious leaders, elected officials, and the general public.” (Born Gay, 2013). Because this is an ongoing debate, homosexuals are denied the same civil rights as heterosexuals. Religion aside, why are homosexuals denied the same benefits as heterosexual couples? One main reason is because opponents consider homosexuality to be a choice. Scientist are still researching if humans are born gay, however, according to American Psychiatric Association (APA) “Sexual orientation emerges for most people in early adolescence without any prior sexual experience.
Since both of those movements only took a good hundred years to happen, how long will it be before the United States accepts gays? Gays have rights, and are not faced with the same challenges women and blacks were, but they are not being treated as equals. Homophobia is a widely unrecognized social injustice in today’s society. Homophobia should be considered as one of the if not the greatest social injustice in our society. In many parts of the world, homophobia can lead to several horrific events.
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). One of the arguments against gay marriage is the idea presented by Adam and Eve in the book of Genesis in the Old Testament. Therefore, much of the opposition to same-sex marriage is rooted in the Bible. But when did the Bible become the basis for the laws of a country that accepts every religion? The article 10 reasons why Homosexual “Marriage” is harmful and must be opposed states: “Marriage is not the creature of any State.