There is near a 50% divorce rate among heterosexual marriages. Allowing homosexuals to marry would likely increase the number of non-serious marriages and the divorce rate will also more than likely increase. Secondly, almost every religion in the world considers homosexuality unacceptable, therefore a sin. Because it is recognized by every religion as a sin making same-sex marriage legal would be offensive and a disregard of the religious freedom we recognize in our country. We need to remember that marriage is a religious rite.
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.
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.
Barber is not happy that homosexuals use that case for there movement because she does not think they are comparable at all. Barber said “the goal of interracial marriage bans the legalized segregation was to maintain subordinate class of citizens based on race, and same-sex marriage bans is to protect traditional marriage, not maintain a subordinate class.” Although Quindlen does not talk about interracial marriage being comparable to same sex marriage, she states the fact that she thinks the courts are racist because they said that god separated the races because he didn’t intend them to mix. Barber said” individuals are worthy of equal treatment under the law, regardless of race, but an individuals lifestyle choices are not.” So what that is
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.
Gay Marriage: The Modern Civil Rights Movement Imagine a world in which one is denied the right to marry the person that he or she loves, based on the government’s belief that only “traditional marriages” will be recognized. This person that he or she loves is the same as every other normally functioning human being, but because they may be of a certain race or gender, the government rules that the relationship is not qualified for the so-called “sanctity of marriage.” Following the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960’s, interracial marriages were outlawed in the United States by a series of miscegenation laws (Bond.) In the influential Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, a white man named Richard Loving challenged the state of Virginia after he was denied the right to marry an African American woman. Loving argued that it was his constitutional right to marry the partner of his own choosing. The Court ruled in favor of Loving by declaring marriage to be a civil right, outlined by the constitution in the pursuit of happiness (Bond).
RS-151 Final Paper Decline of the Traditional American Family: Homosexual Parents The conception that lesbians and gay men may be parents is frequently perceived in today's society as impossible or immoral. Gay men and lesbians are often viewed as excluded from having children because sexual reproduction is related to men and women couples only. My approach to this uniquely controversial topic of gay parenting will be that of attempting to analyze the pro side. Gays and lesbians are human too and who is to say that they don't deserve equal rights in society. Society has to realize that the modern family has developed into many different forms in recent years in that the traditional "nuclear family" is not necessarily the most common form anymore.
I know so many people that are gay, and they seem to be very happy. I would hate to see the ones that I love could not be happy because marriage laws were change back to traditional weddings. I dislike what is going on with people trying to change the law to ban gay marriage. These laws have cause most of society to neglect people that are relationships with the same sex. I think every person deserve to be happy no matter if they are straight, gay, lesbian, or bisexual.
With these facts, gay marriage should not be considered an abomination nor a sin. . Gay Marriage vs. the Bible: Hypocrisy of Life The dream of every young girl is to one day stand before her family, friends, and God and commit her life in marriage to the one she loves. However, the dream of marriage for homosexuals is tarnished with acts of hatred, homophobia, and constant hypocrisy from those that interpret the Bible in a manner that benefits their own personal beliefs and understanding. This is a country based on freedom of religion, yet the religion in which this country was founded on,
People have always struggled with the idea of accepting and integrating homosexual individuals into society. Whether it is has to do with specific religions, traditions, or morals, people are opposed to the idea of allowing gay people to share all the same rights a heterosexual has. One clear way this prejudice manifests itself in today’s society is through the idea of marriage. Although many areas now allow and perform same-sex marriages, there is still a large controversy surrounding the idea that marriage is strictly a legal bond between a man and a woman. On November 5, 2008 California voters voted in favor of Proposition 8; a proposition to ban gay marriage after a ruling had legalized it in May of the same year.