William N. Eskridge's Argument Against Gay Marriage

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<BR> “It just can’t be!” (Eskridge 87) This is one of the many reoccurring arguments Author William N. Eskridge, Jr., has found to homosexual marriage. The definition of marriage is debatable at this point in history. For arguments sake in this essay I will give it the definition found in Webster’s dictionary. “The legal union of two people in wedlock.” (Landoll 128) This leaves a very broad area open to interpretation. Using the common provisions that most people have placed on it can further narrow the definition. These provisions include: domestic cohabitation, communal recognition, and monogamy. Not once, in either the general definition of marriage or the provisions stated, was sex mentioned. This is a result,…show more content…
By saying that two people of the same sex should not be allowed to marry for procreations sake, is such the same as saying that none of the above people should be allowed to enter into wedlock because they are not able to reproduce. I believe that society overlooks this point in the argument of procreation against homosexual…show more content…
To people who say this, I say review the bible. Jesus states, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” (Matthew 11:28-30) I have not read the bible, but I do not recall ever hearing anything about Jesus saying, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, except homosexuals, and I will give you rest.” With everything I have heard about God, the most repeated is that God loves everyone, God is non discriminatory, God is accepting. With a statement such as this, straight from the Bible, how can those who believe in God say that homosexuality is a sin? Jesus would be a sinner. He would be deemed homosexual by societies definition. He never married; he kept the company of twelve men, and even went so far as to allow one of them to have bodily contact with him. At age twelve it is documented in the Bible that Jesus was taken into custody after another man kissed him. According to many Christians, if you replaced Jesus with the name Tom, Tom would be a

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