Same Sex Marriage Essay

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11/8/06
Argument Essay

Same-Sex Marriage: Not a Match for Society Marriage, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is “the legal relationship into which a man and a woman enter with purpose of making a home and raising a family” (358).Although most people in the United States, including myself, agree on that definition, there are a select few who do not. Some feel same-sex marriage should be legalized; I disagree! I disagree because of its effects on children, its unnaturalness, and its religious immorality. My first argument addresses the effects of homosexual parents on children; and children affected by homosexuality in general. A child living in a home with homosexual parents encounters the problem of the lack of either a mother or
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Sex between homosexuals is biologically incorrect; the male and female bodies were made to fit each other (Anderson). Furthermore, partaking in homosexual sex can result in health problems. Sex among gay men increases the risk of obtaining an STD (sexually transmitted disease), it also can lead to physical injuries that are practically never seen in heterosexuals; lesbians also have a higher risk of acquiring an STD when sexually active (Diggs). Because homosexual sex is unnatural, there is no way to ensure procreation, which is part of what a marriage promotes (Anderson). Because they are unable to have children, they must resort in either sex with a person of the opposite sex, which contradicts their marriage, or artificial insemination. My final argument relates to religion: Same-sex marriage is seen as unacceptable to almost every religion in the world, not just in the United States. The legal system in the United States is based from the laws found in the Bible, which most religions in America follow. (Messerli)
This type of marriage also effects Christian based organizations and colleges in America (Dobson). They would be forced to accept those who are homosexual by giving them an equal opportunity, all while betraying the religion they stand for. Same sex marriages should not be legalized because of its negative effects on children, people in general, and religions. It would only cause more problems and chaos

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