The proposed legalization of same-sex marriage is one of the most significant issues in contemporary American law. Presently, it is one of the most vigorously advocated reforms discussed in reviews, one of the most explosive political questions facing lawmakers, and one of the most provocative issues emerging before American courts. If same-sex marriage is legalized, it could be one of the most revolutionary policy decisions in the history of American law family. The potential consequences, positive or negative, for children, parents, same-sex couples, families, social structure public health, and the status of women are enormous. Given the importance of issue, the value of comprehensive debate of the reasons for against legalizing same-sex marriage should be obvious. Marriage is much more than merely a commitment to love one another. Aside from societal and religious conventions, marriage entails other responsibilities.
In this paper, we are going to present clear arguments opposing same-sex marriage based on morals and values grounded in ethics.
Marriage is, and has been for millennia, the institution that forms and uphold for society, the cultural and social values and symbols related to procreation. That is, it establishes the values that govern the transmission of human life to the next generation and the nurturing of that life in the basic societal unit, the family as defined by Egelko. (2008, p.3)
Through marriage our society marks out the relationship of two people who’ll together transmit human life to the next generation and nurture and protect that life.
By institutionalizing the relationship that has the inherent capacity to transmit life-that between a man and a woman- marriage symbolizes and engenders respect for the transmission of human life.
To change the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples would destroy its capacity to function in the ways outlined above, because it could no longer represent the...