Traditional wedding vows state, “I, (name), take you (name), to be my (wife/husband), to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part”(Callaway). Marriage is defined as two people bond together legally under the protection of laws. Couples are able to express and establish their life long relationships officially, publicly, and permanently. Due to the fact that homosexual relationships are increasingly more accepted by the public, gay marriage has become one of the most controversial topics throughout the US. The fundamental human right of marriage should not be limited to a man and a woman;
Homosexuality has been a sensitive topic and risen a lot of controversial opinions when some states approved same-sex marriage laws. Although same-sex marriage is against the traditional family structure previously established, many people think it has to be dealing with a more equal and integrating focus. Therefore, they think they should be accepted into society and treated with the same opportunities and rights. As a human, the individual seeks mostly the same goal, to build a family. And this goal is set regardless of gender, age, beliefs background and other factors. Since some states have qualified homosexual people to be merited with the same benefits as others; therefore, gay, and lesbian people look forward to having kids after they marry. Leading to the outburst of debating whether same-sex parents are able to raise a good family. A person who is in the LGBT community will never stop fighting for his dream to create their own love nest even when some counterparts do not support the idea of same-sex parenting. Many psychologists, organizations, children, same-sex parents claim that children who are raised by gay or lesbian families, develop as well as those peers who are educated and grew up in a traditional family. On the other hand, some study groups, researchers, Add Health organization, and other adults report that there is high risk for children to suffer from depression, stigma, and does not behave right in the same-sex household. Which leaves people asking
Recently there have been multiple debates against loving who you want, especially with certain religions. The LGBTQ community isn’t accepted into many people's religions because “it goes against what the bible says” or because “it’s gross”. This situation has torn families apart simply because one member cannot take that another person loves someone of the same-sex. I believe that same-sex relations should be widely accepted in all religions and people should be able to love who they want without fearing over how it will affect them for the rest of their life. I believe this because not only does shaming gay couples embarrass the person in the relationship, it may also embarrass their children or make their children feel ashamed of them; not accepting gay relations in religions can cause violence towards the LGBTQ community; and finally because in the bible, it also states that God loves all his children no matter what. So in all, I believe that gay relations should be accepted by everyone.
Homosexual marriage is one of the old but controversial issues around the world. Compared to the past, it seems to become a more open debate among people. At the same time, people seem to be more swayable than before, but towards the gay marriage, different voices have still been hovering in the air. Gay people and their supporters have been striving for their rights to get married legally, while others who against gay marriage have never stopped deterring it.
The United States’ Declaration of Independence reads, “[We] hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” and Abraham Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address furthers, “[the] [United States’] fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” But in the United States today, not all are equal. Within the majority of the United States, same-sex couples cannot be married or reap the benefits of said marriage. Marriage is basic to the recognition as equals in society and any status short of this becomes
The debate between whether gay marriage should be legalized or not has been a controversial topic recently. In the past twelve years, equal marriage rights have been legalized in 6 states of the U.S.. Eighteen states do not allow gay marriage and do not recognize civil unions. The other twenty six states allow civil unions, and some are debating legalizing gay marriage. Gay marriage should be legal across the United States.
Although many conservatives were and are still opposed to same-sex marriages, the struggle for marriage equality in America focuses on the right to marry. The United States Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) ruled that same-sex couples are guaranteed the fundamental right to marry by the Equal Protection Clause and the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Therefore, legalizing same-sex marriages would be good for America as it would spur equality, promote family stability and validate LGBT family units as well as increase the number of children successfully adopted.
There are many controversies surrounding today's world, such as abortion, animal testing, and social reform issues. It seems that no one can come to a common agreement on the legitimacy of these topics. Personal characteristics, such as upbringing, culture, religion and ethnicity, all play a role in determining one's feelings on a given controversial issue. However, one of the most protested and discussed issues in current political debate is same-sex marriage. There is no right or wrong answer to this question, only hard pressed arguments expressing speculation regarding supposed outcomes, benefits and possible tribulations that would come along with the endorsement of gay marriage. Such ideas are shown
Same-sex marriage good, or same-sex marriage bad? Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognized union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between them, between them and their children, and between them and their in-laws. For thousands of years, law and custom enforced the subordination of wives to husbands. But as the women's-rights movement gained strength in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, wives slowly began to insist on being regarded as their husbands' equals, rather than their property. The movement to obtain civil marriage rights and benefits for same-sex couples in the United States began in the 1970s. On June twenty-sixth, 2015 same sex-marriage became legal. Now, same-sex marriage rejects the natural law created by God. This, along with many other reasons is why same-sex marriage should not be legalized because, God created men and women and by this he established the first coherence of marriage, traditionally marriage has been between a man and a
One argument for gay marriage and the support of gay lifestyles is that homosexuals cannot help who they are since they were born that way. We should not judge their sex choices any more than someone's skin color. The Bible does not agree. It says that we are all born with the propensity to sin and we need to fight against it. Some face a desire to steal, some to lie, some to kill, and others to sin sexually.
In the reading, "Gay Marriage, Liberalism, and Recognition," the author, Jacob held argues that gay marriage should be recognized as legal because all arguments against gay marriage are not valid or compelling enough to deny rights and benefits to a whole group of people (pp.229).
Overtime, marriage has been a pivotal part of civilization. A man and a woman that are in love with each other, chose that they want to spend the rest of their lives together and they stamp this choice by becoming one in marriage. This is a very sacred ritual, that can only be performed when two people want to merge with the vow of love, piety, loyalty, consistency, trust, care, and to start a family together. In the Bible, this sacred act possesses all the qualities mentioned above but also urges married couples to honor, love, and grow closer to God. In addition, the Bible also urges husbands and wives to raise their family like Jesus would, by abiding to Gods word. In recent times, the traditional
Gay marriage is a very talked about topic in are country that shouldn’t be ignored. I believe men and women should be able to love freely and not be shamed by it. Marriage is a great factor in the United States. To some people it’s what we live for; is to get married and start a family. To not give everyone the same opportunity to have a happy marriage and family is unlike us. This problem is bringing a lot of hate, the same hate that was used in racial discrimination so why not give gays equal rights like everyone else. Andrew Sullivan wrote a article that shares his experiences of coming out and being accepted. When puberty hit he started to realize he wasn’t the same. He knew that his marriage is not going to be the same as his
People are born homosexual. If you are homosexual you cannot get married. That idea is ridiculous. On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry. Marriage is defined as a sacred bond of love between two people. Gay people also feel love therefore, they should be allowed the same rights as everyone else in this country. Homosexuality is an accepted lifestyle nowadays with a proven biological causation. The only thing that should matter in marriage is love and denying them this is a violation of religious freedom.