Gay Ethics Term Paper

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Damon Perkins 06/26/15 Ethics Paper Gay Marriage Ethics Term Paper Today is June 26, 2015, which marks a monumental day in US history, which is the U.S. Supreme Court announced the legalization of Gay marriage throughout the U.S. According to CNN, this year marks the highest percentage ever of Americans a 63% majority of polltakers backed the freedom to marry as a constitutional right to marry, and have their marriages recognized by the law as valid (Burke). However, when applying duty based ethics to the numbers of the polls, you can see where the ethics either coincide or disagree with the numbers of the polls. If a person were to be relying on their religious ethical standards, the person would be less likely to support the idea of gay marriage, due to their beliefs. For most monotheists, who fully dedicate their ethical reasoning; typically believe that God decides what is right and what is wrong. To these people, these ideas will never change. For if God decides the ethics, there are unchangeable, and last forever. To also support this claim, multiple passages, from numerous religious texts suggest, that it is wrong to be homosexual. In the Christian Bible, (New King James Version) 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 states “Or do you know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be sexually immoral nor …men who have sex with men… will inherit the kingdom of God.” These passages forbidding homosexuality are not only found in the bible, but in the Quran as well. Here is a quotation from a Hadith (Saying of the Prophet) which further refutes homosexuality "A man should not see the private parts of another man, and a woman should not see the private parts of another woman, and a man should not lie with another man under one covering, and a woman should not lie with another woman under one covering. (Translation of Sahih Muslim, The

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