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
Demanding of Equality Rights
Based on the constitution, our forefathers stated that “all men created equal.” Such declaration refers to human rights; that each and every citizen should not be denied to any civil rights based on their sex, race, and religious belief. Also, according to the Bill of Rights, everyone should have the freedom of speech, liberty, and equal treatment in court. However, homosexuals have not been treated equally and have also been discriminated against. Homosexuality has…
Say What Marriage is?
There are many problems in the United States and there are certain issues that we are still trying to find solutions to. Same sex marriage has been an issue to Americans for years now. “ Proponents of gay marriage in the united states have framed gay marriage as an “equal rights” issue emphasizing same-sex couples’ lack of access to the fundamental rights and legal securities associated with marriage” ( Gay Marriage as a Religious Right 298). Meaning that gay marriage doesn’t…
The News coverage presented by one three of the commercial station, NBC had the tendency of supporting the same- sex marriage issues. One of the coverage’s I viewed was a reported story in which many gay rights activist were interviewed on the issue of the same-sex marriage ban in the state of Texas. Before the activist were interviewed there were gay rights supporters cheering a federal judge’s decision in Texas on to take down the Lone Star state’s same-sex marriage ban with shouts…
Essay No. 2
Gays should have the right to marry and have children with whomever they choose and raise their children however they want. Being gay is not a choice. Some people are simply born with a natural attraction to the same sex. This attraction to the same sex is just as natural to them as an attraction to the opposite sex is for straight couples. There is no reason to penalize gays for doing what comes to them naturally, being attracted to the same sex. Gays should be entitled…
of the Gay:
The Assimilation of Gay Marriage into American Society
The Land of the Free and the Home of the Gay:
The Assimilation of Gay Marriage into American Society
The United States is a country that was founded on its ability to overcome difficulty and grow as a nation, from gaining independence from Great Britain to abolishing slavery to granting women’s suffrage. America’s next great issue to overcome is here: gay marriage…
“Same-sex marriage permits couples of the same gender to enter legally-recognized marriages and provides them with the same legal rights as couples in heterosexual relationships” (Same-Sex Marriage).
“Opponents of same-sex marriage argue that the institution of marriage should apply to only unions between one man and one woman. Allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry, they say, undermines the institution of marriage” (Same-Sex Marriage).
Where the Issue Stands Today
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…
Same-Sex Marriage in the United States
In the land of the free, there are many people that are truly restricted from experiencing the right to pursue their own happiness. Although traditional Western values incline toward marriage that is only between a man and a woman, Americans that choose to pursue true happiness with a same-sex partner are unable to join together in marriage. The dictionary describes marriage as the social institution under which a male and female establish their decision…
Instructor: Loyd Ganey
February 15, 2015
Civil Unions/ Same-sex Marriages
What would you consider a social problem? When considering social problems the first thing you may think of is an issue that is socially unacceptable and can cause issues in the everyday life of people in society. Same-sex marriage has been a really big issue for some time now and it is hard to believe that there are still so many people that do not agree with civil unions. Religion and…