Essay On Gay Marriage

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The traditional view of marriage, the union of one man with one woman, has been prevalent since ancient times. However, over the past few decades, gay marriage has incited many United States citizens into debates over the legalization of same-sex marriage. Those in opposition to gay marriage believe that it should not become a constitutional right because it is condemned in the Bible, it has a negative effect on children, and it twists the meaning of what marriage was intended to be.
Over the past two decades, America has become increasingly lenient regarding the definition of marriage. Where marriage was commonly understood as one man and one woman uniting for life, it has now deteriorated into the union of two men or two women. In the 1970s,
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He stated that this self-centered approach to marriage will only further weaken the culture which is already battered by divorce across this country. Those to be most grossly affected are the children and young adults, both who desperately need the solid foundation and security which heterosexual marriage affords. Some would argue in their promotion of gay marriage that children raised by same-sex couples do just as well as those raised by a mother and a father. In reality, children who are raised by same-sex couples face ridicule. Children are created to need the masculine and feminine role models in their life in order for them to have security and stability. Depriving a child of heterosexual parents is cruel and unfair because every generation needs to know what a model marriage looks like (Jost, …show more content…
If two homosexuals are granted the legal rights of marriage, what is to stop another person from seeking to obtain the constitutional right to marry an animal? Bigamy, polyandry, polygamy, and other deviant forms of “marriage” will no longer be taboo, but may become possibilities for those who seek to gratify the flesh.
Undeniably, regardless of the debate over whether gay marriage should be legalized or not, we must treat the people with opposing beliefs with dignity and civility. This, however, does not warrant changing the Constitution to make homosexual marriage a part of the supreme law of our land. In conclusion, gay marriage should not become a constitutional right because it is condemned in the Bible, it has a negative effect on children, and it twists the meaning of what marriage was intended to

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