Social Issues Against Gay Marriage
gays and lesbians are just like every person who was born in the country, so why can they not have a chance like everyone else? I believe gay couples should be able to adopt children, go to church freely, show affection in public, and be welcome into the military with no questions asked.
Some may ask why a gay marriage is even an issue. The simple answer is it is a burden on some individuals in our society. Activists are highly against gay marriages and even more against a couple adopting a child and starting a family. In the article Gay Rights, “Costea believes a backlash is growing against what many conservatives Europeans see as a gay-rights and that it discounts the importance of the traditional family” (Reed Karaim). I would have to disagree with the statement the author has said. Reason being, I strongly believe that a family can still be traditional. Gays and lesbians are all the same, one will just have to take on the responsibility of being the mother and the other partner will have the responsibility of taking on the role of the dad. No one has the right to judge upon a couple who is very happy and that wants to start a family. I tend to believe a child that grows up in a transverse home is …show more content…
In recent years there has been an outpouring of protest across the country. Demonstrators on both sides have adamantly displayed their belief which has raised awareness and tension. In the article the author states, “A new study led by a researcher at Indiana University suggest that heterosexuals are generally supportive of legal benefits for same-sex couples, but doesn’t want to see those couples display affection in public”(Geiger, Kim). It is my opinion that as a society based as a whole most people views this attitude. I do not agree with this concept and believe all couples regardless of sexual orientation should be able to display affection towards one another without the fear of retaliation or harm to them. Public display of affection by same sex couples causes issues all over the world. In 2006, “Zimbabwee passed legislation that makes it a crime for two people of the same sex to kiss, hug, or hold hands and Zimbabwee’s current leader, president Robert Mugabe, has publicly stated that gays are worse than dogs and pigs and has urged members of his party to the homosexuals and bring them to the police to be arrested”(Mittelstaedt, Emma)353-86. Not all countries possess this type of hatred and thought process. However, we are in the 21st century and this type of biased and bigoted behavior does exist. Emma states in her article that, “Laws that protect sexual minorities are clearly a