Throughout history, a marriage has been a male and female exchanging vows,
promising their lives to eachother. Never did anyone think, that gays had a right to get
married, it was always considered a sin to be gay. Legal binding marriage between two
homosexuals nowadays, whether it be a male and male or a female and female relationship,
should not be legalized after following a long history of marriages. There are too many
factors that need to be addressed when dealing with a gay marriage. My reasoning for this
opinion is not because I'm homophobic, it's just that I don't feel that after following the
bible all these years, why turn against all that has been stated and studied.
Data and Evidence
One factor would have to be, "what if there are children involved in the marriage?"
It is said that "children are better off when raised by their biological parents." In a
same-sex marriage, one of the parents would be biologically unrelated to the child, or by
chance both. However, without both of the biological parents present, the child would be
at a disadvantage compared to a child with both of his biological parents. Not trying to
state that kids with two biological parents, opposed to one biological parent, has a better
life, it's just the fact that kids would be emotionally hurt without their other biological
Stated previously, "The purpose of marriage is procreation," is another factor. If
one of the purposes of a marriage is to procreate, legalizing gay marriages would be
impossible because of the same sex marriage. This goes against the rituals of a standard
marriage between a male and female. If you can't procreate in a same sex marriage,
there's no way to keep the family name going from generation to generation like the usual
American tradition. For the comfort of holding onto the family name, I'm sure that a gay
marriage would upset the parents, of the male or female, taking their partners name.
Parents could possibly be happy for their children, however they could also disown their
child for their decisions. Gay marriages cause an uproar not only to the people
surrounding these issues, but to the ones that are physically and emotionally affected.
Not only would these marriages put a strain on Americans emotionally, it would
put a strain on the economy as well. "If gay people were to get married, the state or
province automatically grants them about 500 benefits; the federal government gives them
about 1,000 more." About 5% of the adults of North America are gay; another 3% or so
are bisexual. It is the people in these populations that would possibly enter into a same-sex
A main reason as to why I feel gay marriages are looked down upon is because of
the the references to it in the bible. However I understand that it is not a direct statement,
saying that it is not allowed, but it is considered a sin. Every reference in the bible that
connects in some way to gay occurrence, there is a negative outlook. The great Leviticus
20:13 states that "The penalty for homosexual acts is death to both parties. They have
committed a detestable act, and are guilty of a capital offense." As a person, would you
feel that after reading this, it would change your decisions on gay marriage? Years ago
gays were trying to hide, and cover up, nowadays they see famous figures such Rosie
O'Donnell, changing the facts that gay marriages are illegal. Even though it wasn't a law
passed by her, she seemed to make it look like gay marriages are okay. If people see that
gay marriages are okay in California, then there would be an over population in California
of gays looking to marry. It's not a safe issue.
Gay marriages simply "can't happen." The American society would suffer
severely. People would constantly look at the whole gay marriage...
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