Gay Marriage-Human Rights or Religious Issue? All over the world there are many leading issues that are occurring. These issues may involve religious beliefs, people’s rights, or the laws of that specific region. Over the past few years, same-sex marriage has been one of these very controversial issues in America, however, many people argue the legalization of it. Marriage is traditionally viewed as the legal relationship of a man and a women to become husband and wife. Do these views change is two men or two women want to become legally married? Some people may argue that if same-sex marriage was legal, it will cause many problems. Most of these problems will occur if the couple decides that they would like to have children in one way or another. Bringing a child into a same-sex relationship could possibly hurt and confuse the child. While the couple can be facing discrimination by those around them, their child will be facing these problems at school or in other areas. A child deserves to grow up with a mother and father. Every child has this unless one parent faces death, divorce, or abandonment. Bringing a child into a same-sex couple will ensure that the child cannot have either a mom or a dad. It has been proven that females raised in a household with no father are at a much higher risk for early sexual activity and teenage pregnancy. In a heterosexual marriage the mother is usually providing emotional stability for the children. If two men decide to have a child, there would be no one to help with that child’s emotional stability. Children brought into this type of environment may also be at a higher risk to also be homosexual. Same-sex marriage does not only affect the ones wanting to be married and their children but all the people around them. Many people would not like to have their tax dollars being spent on things they do not believe in. These debate has brought up many arguments on gay people serving in the military, being sports stars, or any other job. It is shown “When a gay man becomes a professor or a gay women a police officer, he or she performs the same job as a heterosexual”(Schulman). Being heterosexual or homosexual has no affect your capability to do certain jobs. Many people argue that same-sex marriage is unlawful due to people’s beliefs. These beliefs may include religious or moral beliefs. The majority of religious groups do not encourage their followers to believe in same-sex marriage. Since the early ages many have defined marriage as a lifetime commitment between a man and a woman. Back then it was even considered illegal to have a relationship of the same sex. Although times are changing and same-sex relationships are occurring, no one can ever force a paster of any religion to marry a same-sex couple. The Catholic Church, Presbyterian Church, Islam, United Methodist Church, Southern Baptist Convention, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, National Association of Evangelicals, and American Baptist Churches USA all oppose the marriage of a same-sex couple. It was once said, “The happiness of gay relationships up to now has had nothing to do with being married or unmarried”(Schulman). People that want to be married and are the same sex should not be discriminated against. They should not be kept from what is known as, “ The happiest day of your life”(Sullivan). Although religious groups may never come to accept same-sex marriage and there will always be many people that disagree with this marriage, what is really comes down to is love. No one can force someone to stop loving another person. A gay person is still a human just like everyone else, they were created to love but also the need to be loved by someone else. Growing up as children we were taught that when two people love each other they get married. This should be no different between a heterosexual couple and a homosexual couple. Two men or two women being to together feels natural to them like it would feel if a…
“Globalizing issues have effects on four major areas of international relations theory and practice. First, the interconnectedness of the plethora of subissues within health, environmental, and human rights issues affect international bargaining” (Mingst, 2004). These issues are talked about daily in the news. Often times when health issues are brought up it is related to youth whether it is HIV, STD’s, or just simple obesity. Often times these issues when viewed at by youth are…
1. Adoption rate
2. Financial gain to state and local – revenue from same sex marriage marriage licenses
3. Decrease cost for state benefit programs
4. Marriage provides both physical and psychological health benefits
1. Child Confusing
2. The Bible- Religion
3. No procreation
4. Transgender Law
5. Divorce rate
6. Man and Woman defined marriage
1. Should Gay Marriage be legal?
2. How does a same- sex marriage threaten your marriage?
3. Why shouldn’t…
The topic of rights for the LGBT community has always frustrated me. When I first learned of the word “gay,” I was in elementary school, and we all used it for a synonym to “dumb.” At the time I thought it was okay to say because the dictionary definition of gay was “a merry or lively mood,” but as I have gotten older I’ve come to find out that not only does gay not mean dumb, but it can be used to be a lot more hurtful than just calling someone dumb. Although the issue has been around for…
The Fight for Same-Sex Marriage
Same-sex marriage is one of the most pressing issues facing state governments in America today. It polarizes people all over the country mainly because it touches not only on a political level, but also on a moral level. In a society where all men are created equal the question is why there are inequalities between people due to their choice of sexuality. It would be beneficial for state governments, not only economically, but also socially to make…
“Gay Marriage Does Not Hurt Traditional Marriage”
Currently in the United States there has been much debate over the controversy surrounding the legalization of same-sex marriages. There are many people who are opposed and feel it is morally and ethically wrong and others who feel that same-sex marriages are acceptable. Prior to writing about this topic I had strong feelings against the issue on same-sex marriages. After researching and finding out more information on the topic, I became in favor…
Introduction to Ethics & Social Responsibility
Dr. Craig Allen
September 10, 2012
Gay couples should be given the same opportunity as straight couples are given to get married. In the United States gay marriage has become an issue that has caused much controversy. Gay marriage has been in the media and all over the news for many years. Many states have given the voters the right to vote for or against gay marriage. A majority of people who…
Legalizing Gay Marriage.
It is unconstitutional to deny two adults a legal marriage. It isn't right that in this country we say that every one has the right to pursue happiness then deny them that right. In America the ideals of the nation are called into question by the very idea that gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual couples are denied something that the rest of the population is free to enjoy. It screams discrimination. In a country that is so fixed on the right of the people it is amazing…
Gay marriage should be legal because as woman and man, all individuals have the same right in society. Same-sex couples can make a good based family; because it is just a way to make official a common union nowadays, even with the religious issue. It is not related to polygamy; and because love matters and it does not change the fact the sex of its object or the person who experiences it.
The first reason about why same sex marriage should be legal is because a same sex couple can…
December 5, 2014
Too many people argue that same sex marriage should not be legalized because it offends religions (Christianity), it turns a Moral Wrong into a Civil Right, and it violates the natural law, even some politicians have always opposed same-sex marriage, according to Senator Michele Bachmann, on the gay community and same-sex marriage, “This is a very serious matter, because it is our children who are the prize for this community…
The issue of gay marriage has been stirring controversy among the nation for some years. Previously considered a taboo subject and only discussed within the gay community, the issue of gay marriage has made it to the forefront of national headlines. Many states are currently allowing the issue to be decided on by the voters. However, the gay community still faces some obstacles in their fight for equality. While the issue of gay marriages is gaining more acceptances, homosexual couples who choose…