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Against Same-Sex Marriage
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Do you think gays should have the same rights in housing, public accommodations, equal access to government benefits, and equal protection and rights of the law? Perhaps, you know someone who is in a gay relationship and favor equal rights for the decision that is chosen. Now, what about marriage? Marriage is defined between a man and a woman, therefore; same-sex marriage should not be legal due to the meaning, how it will weaken the tradition family values, and most religions consider homosexuality a sin. The gay lifestyle is not something to be encouraged. In today’s society, children should have a mother and a father to look up to and be able to explain any problem that may arise.
Figure 1. A Child Should Have a Mother and a Father When Growing Up in Today’s Society.
Note. From Windows Photo Gallery, Retrieved 12/14/08, file name: j0438654.jpg.
Indeed, marriage has been defined as a religious and legal commitment between a man and a woman and the ultimate expression of love. Marriage is more than just a word or piece of paper. Marriage is the oldest social institution in the world, a tradition between a man and a woman who involves parenting and child-rearing. Children should be raised by a mother and a father. Further, the linkage between responsible procreation and parenting is weakened if marriage is
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redefined to include relations among same-sex couples that are designed for sexual pleasure and the lack of ability to co-parent (Wardle, 2007, pg. 1377). Marriage is also the institution that forms and upholds society, the cultural and social values, and symbols related to procreation. In other words, it establishes the values of human life to the next generation and nutures the life into the basic unit, the family. Reproduction is the fundamental occurrence, on which the human life depends, and that is why...