Argumentative Essay On Gay Marriage

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Gay Marriage

Love struck partners vowing their undying eternal love for each other is perhaps the image of marriage that is the most familiar, but this starry-eyed love stricken image has relatively new and modern origins. Although marriage is an institution of ancient roots, it wasn’t until recently that love was even taken into consideration when forming this alliance. This change in perception has paved the way for marriages and bonds to form between couples sharing the same sex. While being gay is about as ancient as the institution of marriage, never before has the idea been thrust together into the limelight and demanded serious consideration. Marriage as an institution that has become more egalitarian, and is generally considered
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In Islamic teachings include several hadiths by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that condemn gay and lesbian relationships, including the quote that says; “When a man mounts another man, the throne of God shakes," and "Sihaq [lesbian sex] of women is zina [illegitimate sexual intercourse].’’ The Orthodox Agudath Israel of America and the Orthodox Union also oppose gay marriage their opinion is very similar to that of mainstream Islam. The Holy Bible, in Leviticus 18:22, states the following: "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination," thus three of the worlds predominate faiths have openly condemned homosexual relationships in general, making the current upheaval in their shared views an abomination. In January 2012, Pope Benedict proclaimed that gay marriage threatened "the future of humanity itself.“ Although the faiths by majority officially condemning the homosexual community might seem to make the possibility of their acceptance as a non-minority or controversial group seem further and further away. Many of the arguments against gay marriage stand on fundamentally weak foundations as far as legal standing as well as sociological evidence. Since the 1960s, the battle for the right to be openly gay and accepted in society has been a topic for controversial debate. At the time it was much more radical an argument that it is considered to be