Same Sex Marriage, By William J. Bennett's Against Gay Marriage

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The definition of marriage is the legally or formally recognized union of two people as partners in a relationship. For the past few years it has been a battle of same sex can be wed. Just recently on June 8th 2015, the topic has been resolved by the law passing of same sex marriage. In the article, “Against Gay Marriage” written by William J. Bennett, Bennett argues that gay marriage shouldn 't be legalized, he goes on stating in his article all of the reasons why he thinks so. Bennett attempted to rebut with Andrew Sullivan with his article “For Gay Marriage” that was published in Williams books. “Against Gay Marriage” is unsuccessful with the way that is doesn’t portray the purpose of the article it has a weak rebuttal, and is offensive …show more content…
He also states that that a long-term relationship is going to be damage the two people of the same sex. Marriage is not an choice, it’s an great thing based on the different, complementary nature of men and women-and how they refine, support, encourage and complete one another. Bennett also blames same sex marriage for that it might spike the non-marriage birth and divorce rates that are already high in today’s society. Another major point that Bennett states that he feels as if children will see same sex marriage, will want to be like them and that should not be what children would want to be. “Against Gay Marriage” states that People of the same sex should not get married because they could ruin other people 's lives (Bennett 409-411). Rebuttal …show more content…
However, this is untrue because he did not target the audience, was bias and had weak writing. For example, at the end of the article Bennett said that raising a child should be woman and man not two men. Although there are horrible parts in this article he does make good points that people will understand. In the article states “Everything is front page, gay and homosexual," according to one psychologist who works with the schools. ‘Kids are jumping on it ... [counselors] are saying, 'What are we going to do with all these kids proclaiming they are bisexual or homosexual when we know they are not? '” (Bennett 410). This states that the article was bias and only worried on what was going to happen to the children, therefore this was not a very well put together article. “Against Gay Marriage” is unsuccessful with the way that it doesn 't get to the purpose of the article as it is offensive to the audience, it has a weak rebuttal, and is bias with his way of knowing. The author has points that are good but not well put together that it will help people out in figuring out gay marriage. Furthermore the authors rebut with the other one failed as it did not have both sides of the argument and only had the argument of against gay marriage. This article does not have the real definition of

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