Gay Marriage Debate

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In the ancient world marriage served as a means of retaining power. Those that had wealth would marry into other prestige family to maintain the stronghold. Throughout the centuries marriage has become like technology, modern. It has become primarily a personal contract between two equals seeking love, stability, and happiness. This new definition opened the door to gays and lesbians claiming a right to be married, too. (Anonymous) In 2001, Netherlands became the first country to legalize gay marriage. They were soon followed South Africa, Spain, Canada and a great number of other countries and as of 2015, even the United States of American. ( Freedomtomarry.org) But due to its unique service to society, marriage can never be a private lifestyle…show more content…
(Tulchin) During mid evil Europe, same sex union was a common practice until it was banned. Others may suggest that gay marriage has increased child adoption. Since homosexual relationships can not reproduce children of their own, they’re forced to take in, love and care for an innocent child who would otherwise be suffering in foster child institutions. Gary Gates’ analyses showed that adoptive parenting was clearly on the raise. Among couples with children, the proportion of same-sex couples who had adopted children had nearly doubled from 10% to 19% between 2000 and 2009. Moreover, not allowing marriage of same sex couples is a clear violation of Human rights. The United Nations Human Rights Council states that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” It continues to state one of its goals, “ to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person” without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion.” Yes, discrimination is wrong in all aspects and there must be some steps in correcting social…show more content…
At the very begin God created “male and “female”. Genesis 2:18-24 states that after the creation of Adam, God decided to use one of Adam’s rib to created a suitable match for him. That match was Eve, a female and no one else. No indication that God provided Adam with the option of choosing between Eve and a male. It was never intended that a man be in a relationship with another man. The bible also states that “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination”. (Leviticus 18:22) Homosexuality is described as a detestable sin. Another scripture quotes “For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error”. (Roman 1:26-27) Even after the bible condemns homosexual actions and desires as shameful and unnatural, why should there be a debate on what marriage really means? It is simply not God’s will to be involved in such
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