By depriving millions of gay American adults the rights that come from marriage, denies equal protection against the law. Based on the information provided, I disagree with Thomas argument that gay and lesbian marriage should be legalized. I believe marriage should consist of a man and a woman. Marriage is a lifelong commitment between one man and one woman. This commitment is backed by the creation and nurturing of offspring.
Many people feel that marriage is an institution between one man and one woman. Well, that's the most often heard argument, one even codified in a recently passed U.S. federal law. Yet it is easily the weakest. It seems to me that if the straight community cannot show a compelling reason to deny the institution of marriage to gay people, it shouldn't be denied. And such simple, nebulous declarations are hardly a compelling reason.
Marriage is a commitment between two people to share their lives together including all the benefits that heterosexual marriages have. It’s not about what kind of sex you have, but what kind of family you have. Gay marriage will not have a negative effect on traditional marriage; it may set an example for everyone else. Statistics should that heterosexual marriages have a 40-50% divorce rate. Some states had a substantial divorce rate reduction once gay marriage was legalized (ProCon, 2012).
Rebuttal to Five arguments against gay marriage: Society must brace for corrosive change BCOM/275 July 9, 2012 Deborah Elver Rebuttal to Five arguments against gay marriage: Society must brace for corrosive change On June 23, 2011, Seth Forman of the New York Daily News published an article titled Five arguments against gay marriage: Society must brace for corrosive change, in which he asserts various arguments against gay marriage. This essay seeks to rebut those claims. Allowing gay marriage is at its core, about equally applying a right currently afforded only to heterosexual couples. Gay marriage is simply a fair and equitable extension of the right of marriage, in order to provide the same economic, familial, societal stability, already afforded to the overwhelming majority of the population. 1.
They don’t. They claim because there would not be the traditional family dynamic that children would not be raised correctly. In this case, we should take away all children in divorced families and from all single parents because they aren’t your typical, “leave it to beaver” ideal. Seeing that gay couples only raise gay kids, then straight couples must only raise straight kids, right? Hmmm…then where do all the gay people come
Lauren Adams Melissa Helton English 102 2 February 2012 Summary of A. Sullivan’s “For Gay Marriage” & W. Bennett’s “Against Gay Marriage”. Andrew Sullivan and William J. Bennett have very different opinions about legalizing gay marriage. Sullivan suggests it should be legal, but Bennett argues that it would ruin everything marriage stands for in America. In his book Virtually Normal: An Argument about Homosexuality (1995), former New Republic editor Andrew Sullivan argues that not having gay marriage is a violation of equality. He points out that he is not referring to religious traditions but suggests, in a public institution, marriage should be available to any two citizens.
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.
Question: Should the full faith and credit clause uphold gay marriage nationwide? Answer: Yes “Full faith and credit shall be given in each state to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state.” These words contained in the Full Faith and Credit Clause has been used to unify our states, and provide legal safety nets for a plethora of important binding legalities. Most recently, The Full Faith and Credit Clause had been watered down by other constitutional measures like the 96 “Defense of Marriage Act” but in reality, denying gay marriage national protection under the clause is counter to its purpose and a historical anomaly. Many like current Justice Scalia argue that traditional choice, based on public policy is a standard of US politics and is constitutional. It is for this reason that states do not have to recognize out of state gay marriages unlike other legal measures protected by the Full Faith and Credit Clause.
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.
To conclude Borneman and Hart explains, “While the model of marriage is arguably heterosexual, the practice of marriage is not.” In O’Brien, Breda’s article, “Further dilution of marriage could have dire results,” she will argue against same sex marriages and that because of heterosexuals we are facing the erosion of what marriage used to stand for (8). O’Brien raises many questions to the readers about the concerning changes in marriage and how it is changing the values on how we protect our children. She explains that marriage is constantly evolving to meet the needs of society and not for the children. The more we focus on our own emotional fulfillment the more we give away the understanding of marriage, says O’Brien (9). I have always considered myself an open-minded person especially when it comes to changes with in our society.