Gay Marriage

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Erin Krogstad Compare-Contrast Synthesis 10/11/2013 English 111x Gay Marriage Gay marriage is a topic that is heavily debated in this day and age. Whether or not it should be legal for homosexuals to get married is a theme that authors Andrew Sullivan, who wrote “For Gay Marriage” and William J. Bennett, who wrote “Against Gay Marriage” use in there articles. The main points the authors both discus is the meaning of marriage itself, the social impact same sex marriage will have on society, and the influence on children and teens. Although, the authors have similar themes disused in their topics, there are more differences in how they view same sex marriage. One of the main topics discussed in both of the articles is the…show more content…
The idea of being homosexual is crossing the minds of many people, mostly young teens. The statement about how there are so many kids coming out as being gay or bisexual recently does not mean that the idea of same sex marriage is negatively affecting them. If anything, all the talk about being homosexual or bisexual is giving teens a chance to feel comfortable “coming out” to their friends and family. This is giving teens a way to show who they really are. Not too many years ago it was rare for teens to come out as being gay because there was such a negative stigma attached to it, but with the new development of society, people are more open to the idea of people being gay. Also, having same sex parents will not negatively affect a child. If they give equal rights to both same sex couples and straight coupes when it comes to adopting children, it should not matter whether or not a child has same sex parents or not. The only thing that would matter is that if the child that they adopted is loved and in a safe environment. In conclusion, both Sullivan and Bennett hit on the same themes thought there essays. Even though they have very different views of
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