Persuasive Essay: Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?

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For a long time homosexuality has been discouraged and has sometimes been illegal, but in the recent years homosexuality has been legalised, despite this they cannot get married in Australia. A few weeks ago a referendum was held in Ireland and gay marriage is now legalised in Ireland. This has sparked the debate again in Australia whether gay marriage should be legalised.
Traditionally marriage has been defined as a man and a woman, and together they can come together to make new life. Homosexual people cannot biologically reproduce. The institution of marriage is based on more than love rather than the ability to have children, Nobel Prize-winning philosopher Bertrand Russell stated that "it is through children alone that sexual relations become important to society, and
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Politicians should exercise their right to leadership, not follow the common opinion.
Allowing homosexuals to marry is not simply changing who to ‘let marry’. Instead it changes the whole definition of marriage itself. If marriage has lost its most basic element what is it really? It is nothing more than two people who are “together”, nothing more. The same outcome could be achieved with something like a civil union. Where marriage for heterosexual people marks the start of a new family. They can have their own children. Homosexuals cannot achieve this naturally.
Gay marriage should not be legalised in Australia, Marriage is more than just love, instead it is the recognition of differences and how these differences can come together to create new life. Homosexuals cannot have children, this goes against everything that marriage stands for. There are even other alternatives to marriage for homosexuals, such as civil unions, these provide the same benefits for them as what a marriage would.

Written By Andrew

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