Running Head: Going Against Legalizing Gay Marriages
Essential Question: What are the Cons about Legalizing Gay Marriages?
LEGALIZING GAY MARRIAGES
Chaminade University of Honolulu
PSY 200: Life Span Development
Professor Mulford, Irene Ronnie
March 6, 2011
In America, the act of legalizing gay marriages has become one of the many controversial issues within society today. Should homosexuals be given the same rights as a married couple? Unfortunately, not all states in America agree. Nowadays, “marriage” can be viewed in many different angles. Catholics believe marriage is a holy matrimony in which a man and a female fully commit their lives together. However, there are those who may consider the meaning of marriage in other perspectives. By allowing states to agree upon same-sex marriages, it also consists of many social consequences; this includes religious beliefs, responsibilities of parenthood, and major health dilemmas.
Often times, when homosexuals become intimately involved in a serious relationship, it turns into a problematical concern for many religions (Hinterholzer, 2006, 4). When this happens, gay couples are placed in a very difficult and emotional situation because they discover love of the same gender. According to the Romans, homosexual activity is considered a disgrace, an unnatural, evil, shameful and immortal sin towards God’s kingdom and whoever shall practice such things are deserving of death as a penalty (Hugs Bible for Women, Romans 1:27-32, 1333). For this reason, same-sex marriage is said to be sinful because it is not part of God’s will. Likewise, gay marriage interrupts an important process of producing children. Those who share similar beliefs also believe gay couples should not be capable of raising a family because it is impossible to create children.
Opposing religious groups feel same-sex marriage will affect the true meaning of “marriage” (Sather,...