ashley anderson stephs gay paper

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For years now people have made gay marriage a nation wide controversy. It is amazing how biased the world is about this subject and just how touchy is really is. No matter what the situation, people do not like anything out or the usual, different or what they do not understand which makes it difficult to open their eyes to certain topics such as gay marriage. There is no right or wrong answer about whether or not to believe in it or to be against it is solely based on how a person was raised, their religious beliefs and outside influences. Marriage by dictionary definition is “the social institution under which a man and women establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal commitments.” The first political issues started back in the 90’s. Most unbelievers are mainly biased because of how they were brought up. They could have been raised with certain morals and religious backgrounds or have outside influences which has caused them to believe that love can only be expressed between a man and a woman and that they are the only ones that can truly raise a proper family. Family members, pastors, friends and even celebrities are a big influence on everyone around them and often cause us all to have some input in the way that we think or act. If you have friends or family that are strictly opposed to same sex relationships and are constantly telling you reason after reason why you should also think it is wrong and their reasoning behind it then you are more apt to understanding and following their beliefs. Those who are religious and attend a church have the influences of pastors, other fellow church family and the bible. One major argument that remains an issue is that gays cannot reproduce and that they do not ensure a stable environment to raise children. They miss out on either having a mother or a father figure in their life and this also opens up the doorway to getting bullied and made fun of when they get older because of having two of the same sex parents and this could in turn affect them and their choice of following in their parents footsteps. The bible states
“Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine.” This simple statement puts gays in the same category as murderers, liars, cheaters, and other felons. There are several of others arguments, scriptures, and reasoning’s behind being against homosexuality and marriage and there always will be when it comes down to why gay marriage is wrong and when asked people will rarely hesitate to give their opinions and beliefs. Marriage in the eyes of homosexuals or anyone with an open mind on marriage of the same sex is defined simply as love knows no gender. They believe that marriage is between two people who love each other and are willing to commit to a lifetime together. Family is also defined to them as a group of people loving each other and being there for them not just husband, wife and child. Anyone with the argument that gays cannot reproduce are some what correct in that fact; but at the same time there are several options open to couples of the same sex just as there are for couples who are sterile and also cannot reproduce such as adoption, foster parenting, surrogacy, and artificial semination. Gays raising children will also help raise the adoption rate as well. Same sex parents raising a child ensures that the child can and will be