Gay Marriage Should Not Be Legalized Essay

735 Words Sep 28th, 2016 3 Pages
As a child, one will not have their own set of opinions or beliefs; one will have what they have been taught. A three year old child will not walk down the street, see two men holding hands, and decide to roll their eyes and comment on how disgusting it is; however, a fifty year old person may. Society teaches people morals as they are something we are not born knowing. What is considered morally good or bad is an opinion, and though we are taught these morals growing up, opinions can change. As generations move out of adolescence and into adulthood, their values start to sway from other generations’ – which some cannot comprehend. One of the biggest controversies of this century has been over gay marriage and why it should or should not be legalized. According to Terry Mattingly (2013), opinions on same sex marriage have changed drastically within a short time period: “According to a November 2012 survey by LifeWay, only 37 percent of adults in the United States affirmed traditional teachings that homosexual behavior is sinful. This finding was significant, since 44 percent took that stance in another survey — asking the same question — only 14 months earlier”. This increase of change in opinion proves that over time, morals are bound to shift. People have argued for years that homosexuality is a sin; millions of people have been taught marriage is between men and women, and being gay is something to be ashamed of as if it is a choice. Years ago, I recall attending a…

Related Documents