Essay about Who Should Be the Determining Factor?

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Who Should Be the Determining Factor?

In today’s society more people are getting engaged in gay marriages and becoming more open to society. From our society changing from a highly conservative rate to a more liberal state, this will increase the amount of open mindedness towards gay marriages. These two short arguments represent the pros and cons of gay marriage; and why gay marriages should be allowed. Andrew Sullivan will be discussing why gays should be allowed to be married. In contrast to Sullivan, William Bennett wrote a response to give a heterosexual perspective. Throughout this paper there will be numerous summarizing and synthesizing for the two arguments. Because there is two such different points of views this helps the
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William Bennett wrote a response to Sullivan’s passage, and it is called “Leave Marriage Alone.” From the start Bennett states a main focus; he says will it strengthen or weaken the institution (of course he thinks it will weaken it). William believes same sex unions will breakdown or shatter the conventional marriage and weaken the rules the government supplement. Same sex unions would stretch the definition of marriage beyond its limits and change the standard marriage. Bennett’s comments to Sullivan, on what grounds should he take action towards legal recognition and social acceptance? Bennett also believes that Sullivan and other bisexuals are in denial. Marriage is not an arbitrary contract; it is based on the honorable estate, God institution, and built on moral and religious values. It should be tough to be nurtured, educated, and sustained for all. Based on a 4,000 year tradition, Bennett has an honorable defense.

In the argument, “Let Gays Marry,” the Supreme Court heard this case and stated, “Gay men and lesbians are no longer strangers in America.” This was the first time the Supreme Court recognized the gay marriage issue without looking down at it. Now the gays feel that they can give back to society, if this is made possible. The reasons for the gays wanting to marry are the same reasons anyone else wants to. Some are lucky enough to find someone they love, why shouldn’t they have that bond? William Bennett replies to it would “Shatter

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