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
“Ron Snider, president of the Evangelicals for Social Action and Professor at Palmer Seminary claims that repealing the Defense of Marriage Act (Doma) and legalizing gay marriage threatens religious freedom because religious organizations will be pressured to abandon their religious beliefs and accept or condone same-sex marriage” (Sider, Ron). This could mean that people will begin to interpret their own religious beliefs and apply them to their lives according. Most religious institutions believe that they will be sanctioned on what they can say about sexuality and marriage if this law is approved. However; when dealing with religious belief, it is up to the gay couple to decide what they want to believe and how to apply his or her beliefs to their current situation. Each person will have to answer to God in their own way.
SHOULD HOMOSEXUALS BE ABLE TO MARRY? PHI103 01/16/2012 The simplest answer to the same-sex marriage issue is to determine the true meaning of the term "marriage" and what degree has it promoted and upheld a stable society based on the formation of moral ideologies and the control of the law. Which I have determined should not be made legal based on this premise. Religion is one of the main reasons some people do not like the idea of homosexuals having the right to marry. One of the most used arguments about the issue is that God says that same-sex interactions (marriage, sex, lesbian, homosexual acts) are abominations.
Milk, Gus Van Sant 1a) The film Milk portrays an important political history in America against the homosexuals in the 1970’s, seeing this film and the struggles that homosexuals had to fight for their human rights and political equality makes myself, who’s not sensitive about the issue, change my political sensibilities. 2a) -1 The ignorance about homosexuality has become more exposed as they described that being gay could get them fired, beaten up, or even killed. -2 To plan on having to root out every homosexual, simply describes a person who is insecure and cannot accept homosexuality. -3 A debate regarding the Proposition 6 between Supervisor Harvey Milk and Senator John Briggs indicates that Proposition 6 is more on hating the gays, rather than the concern for the children they are “trying” to protect. 3a) -1 When the homosexuals along with the heterosexuals were rioting for their social and political view.
Personally I have gone through arguments with many people about the proposition and what I stood for as a person. I do believe that it is a right for gays to be with their other partner, but at the same time I believe that marriage should be considered between a husband and wife, and marriage is not only done under the state, but under God. If homosexuals want to marry in a church or any type of religious place, they shouldn’t because as a fellow believer of God, I don’t see how they can get married under God’s name, where in the Bible marriage is seen between a man and a woman and not a woman and a woman or a man and man. And if they choose not to follow God’s view on marriage, then why should they get married in the house of the Lord? It just does not seem right.
Some government officials believe that the only reason to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” will be to improve military effectiveness. The controversy over the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy will continue to be an ongoing issue until homosexuals, civilians and the military can come to an agreement. Works Cited Cary, Peter. "The Pentagon's Fight to Keep Gays Away." U.S. News 1989: 57.
Angels in America The play Angels in America by Tony Kushner is a social commentary that reflects the changes from modernism to post modernism. The Initially boundaries which separate the characters into different groups based on race, religion and sexuality become shattered and new alliances are formed that are based common interests and relationships. The ideals of modernism are portrayed as the different characters that are initially separated by their different identities which society separates them into. The best example of this was the character Roy Cohn, a closeted homosexual. Modernism was about single identities, in Roy’s case he only wanted to be known as an incredibly powerful lawyer because he believes that homosexuals “have
94. Romney v. United States fought against this ruling and eventually realized that they could not win this battle which lead to the renouncing of polygamy. While I agree that all beliefs are not right as in the book which states “Thugs of India imagined that their belief in the right of assassination was a religious belief; but their thinking so did not make it so.Yes it does not make it right because they believe in polygamy but it’s very hard to take away something someone belief started from, is based on and ask them to still believe in the same way as the founders who beliefs they are carrying out. In today’s time Mormons still exist and each year missionaries go out to countries to convince people to transform to their beliefs. In the end I believe we can’t take away the Mormons main beliefs from them and we shouldn’t punish them for doing it as long as they it in their own society.
(USA Today, 2003) Santorum went on to say "The ultimate objective here is to drive faith out of the public square, to drive morality out of the laws of this country, to secularize our society with a different set of values. "(USA Today, 2003) found in the (Huffington Post, 2011) Here are some things that people feel are reasons for not legalizing gay marriages also, found in an essay by: Scott Bidstrup, 2009. 1. Marriage is for procreation, 2. Same-sex couples aren't the optimum environment in which to raise children, 3.
However it is the foundation of debates regarding the moral status of a large number of sexual acts – the latent stigma still attached to homosexuality is a prime example of the influence of the theological standpoint on sexual desires. Despite retaining some influence on the way we think about certain sexual practices the traditional theist conception of sexual desires is often widely ignored in modern times. A primary objection to the viewpoint is that it is an almost empirically observable fact that sexual desires do not necessarily aim at procreation. The massive use of contraceptives throughout the modern world is evidence