Is this what we really want our society to be like? Many have tried to save this world and create a better place, but we are harming it even more by approving this consideration. Many may consider the fact of Same-Sex marriage being illegal for it ruins kids chances in having a traditional family, it is offensive to many religions and harms society, and it is unnatural.
The main issue people seem to have with same-sex adoption comes from their religious views. Many Christian and Jewish scriptures emphasize the necessity of having both a male and a female role in a child’s life (Chittom and Wagner). Not everyone has the same religious views so why should that be a deterrent in same-sex adoption. Also, everyone in the United States has freedom of religion, so Christian or Jewish views should not be forced on someone. Another problem people seem to have is based on whether or not these same-sex couples are fit to adopt a child, but almost all unbiased studies show that these couples are just as fit as a hetrosexual couple would be (Driscoll and Alexander).
Jesus even used Adam and Eve for his teaching in Matthew 19:9 about marriage that is applying to monogamy was the ideal for marriage and the verse goes like “I tell you, then for any cause other than her faithfulness, commit adultery, if he marries some other woman”. Judging from Old Testament you would swear that God condoned polygamy but I get to understand that God forbade the kings of Israel from taking more than one wife when he said “and he shall not multiply his wives for himself, lest his heart turn away again (Deuteronomy 17:17) polygamy is associated with worshiping false gods. Living with multiple wives always caused many problems in the household with jealousy and rivalry being two prime examples. Jacob loved Rachel more than Leah (Genesis 29:31). This caused problems with all the children of Jacob as there were 12 sons of different mothers.
The author explains how a marital contract should not be given to those who cannot fulfill it, such as children and family (30). He then claims that homosexuals can fulfill said license, but unwittingly contradicts himself by saying, “But it isn’t necessary to prove that homosexuals or lesbians are less--or more--able to form long-term relationships than straights for it to be clear that at least some are.” (30). This clearly shows how disconnected the author is from his audience. This is a persuasive article, attempting to sway people into believing that homosexual marriage should be legal, yet he assumes his audience feels it apparent that some homosexuals are capable of the commitment of marriage. He fails to acknowledge his own argument’s importance in favor of believing that his audience does not need
3. In the Old Testament, we are shown that there is a spouse to help us. In the New Testament, the spouse can prevent sins. The Christian marriage is to help each other on one side, and to prevent sins on the other side. III.
“Gay marriage-it’s not about two people being gay: it’s about two people who love each other and who have decided to commit to each other for the exact same reasons any other couple would get married,” said Luke Macfarlane. Research states that in the Netherlands same-sex couples adopt more children than opposite married people do. The governor of New York said that more money came to the state after they allowed same-sex marriage. Although, allowing gay couples to wed could further weaken the institution of marriage, however; same-sex marriage should be allowed because history proves traditional marriage has changed, the U.S. Constitution protects our rights, and it would help boost the economy. Some will agree traditional marriage has always
Homosexuality is defined as the sexual relationships between members of the same biological sex. Typically, it stands for social relationships between men, while lesbianism stands for relationships between women (Collins Dictionary Of Sociology, 2006). Recognizing one’s sexual orientation is an integral process that can happen throughout the whole life (Floyd and Bakeman, 2013). Origin of homosexuality is always debated. Kahn (1995) thinks that homosexuality is affected by upbringing of one, while Rosario (2002) thinks that one’s sexuality is genetically determined.
Same-Sex married couples are less likely to divorce or argue with each other. People of the same-sex know each other better than heterosexual couples so they could get along better and not have to upset or make their children sad. "For example, adolescents with same-sex parents reported feeling more connected at school. Another study reported that children in gay and lesbian households are more likely to talk about emotionally difficult topics, and they are often more resilient, compassionate and tolerant. The same concerns that face many heterosexual parents when they are deciding to have children also face same-sex parents including time, money, and responsibilities of parenthood"(Child).
Moreover, science tells us that the act of self-satisfaction is good and natural creating a big interrogation point in many heads. What the Bible tells us in Mathew 5:28 is that just by thinking we sin in our hearts. Masturbation and pornography can also be considered a sin even when a married couple is doing them, not because they are married and they are having fantasies about each other that they are not sinning. Sex is related to a personal relation with someone while masturbation and pornography inside the marriage are solitary
Issues like these may well be controversial, being based on an individual 's creed and principles. After researching for months about homosexuality, I came to a conclusion that the homosexuals should be treated no less than the heterosexuals. What the antagonists of homosexuality say are: it is unnatural; it is against the divine will of God, it runs counter to the tradition and more. Occasionally someone would bring up a "real" problem but most of the claims by the opposing side stand on the basis of a highly subjective valuation. As a result, they had to go to great lengths to expound on their position.