Response to “Gay Marriage is Unnatural”
In the editorial “Gay marriage is unnatural”, author Ryan Biledeau argues over the federal legalization of gay marriage and also points out many different reasons why the whole concept of it is not only wrong but also, as he so elegantly describes it, “unnatural”.
Religion is the first reason the author uses to discredit gay marriage by pulling different quotes from not only one but three different holy books. He utilizes the religions of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam to show how these very different beliefs have one thing in common. There utter disgust and detestation for homosexuality in general and therefore would obviously object to the mere idea of marriage between the same sex. The author then defends the majority of people who disagree by putting blame on the media and the public school systems for being, “promoters of a gay subculture”. Which then he adds examples of how state laws, the foster care system, and public school systems have to amend to the issues of homosexuality as it is.
Homosexuality is then described as being unnatural by comparing it to the natural functions of procreation. Which gay marriage can not do and consequently can not be justified as being real because it goes against the reason why marriage exits. In addition to that reasoning he goes on to say what comes out of gay sex, AIDS. He proclaims that since Holland legalized gay marriage in 2001 the amount of HIV cases increased showing a direct correlation between the two.
Much to the author’s credit the next couple paragraphs are a defense against some of his opposition’s arguments. Discussed first is the notion of the success rate between straight couples and how low it is. He doesn’t acknowledge this fact that much but goes on to tell the known problems with gay marriage; domestic violence is twice as high, child molestation is four times more likely to happen with someone gay, and crimes committed by gay partners three times...