Gay Marriage Essay

3020 Words Apr 17th, 2012 13 Pages
Gay Marriage When someone mentions marriage, people often picture one of the happiest days of their lives. Marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman. Can you imagine two men or two women get to marry? As homosexual people who don’t hide their sexual disposition are increasing, their marriages become a controversial topic in society. Homosexuality is not only offensive to a religious person who believes God created a man and a woman to institute marriage, but it is also unacceptable to people who see it as a degeneration of the family, and a danger to a healthy society. Many people argue whether it is right or wrong, and some people just do not care or just do not want to talk about it. Homosexuality is on the …show more content…
According to an article by Benjamin Radford with Discovery News, “Two-percent of Americans identify as gay.” (Radford, 2011) You may be thinking that this percentage is much lower than you had expected. The gay community may be a minority; in the world, people all obey a “majority” rule. It means people tend to consider the majority people’s idea as a right thought. For example, a teacher makes a question in the class, and 80% of students choose answer A. 20% of students choose answer B. obviously, students who choose A has more confidence for the right answer because majority people choose this answer. It is same as the homosexuality problem. Even though there are many supporters for same sex marriage, compare to total number in the world, the majority people still against gay marriage. At this time, the discrimination, inequality, and harm would show up in front of homosexuality. In order to prevent these thing happen, we should oppose gay marriage. The Harper Bible dictionary defines marriage as the physical and spiritual union of a man and a woman, which brings me to my second point that most religions consider homosexuality as a sin. Advocates of same sex-marriages would argue that denying them is a violation of religious freedom. While I understand their point, my point expresses the fact that virtually every religion in the world, including the major ones in this country, considers

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