Gay Marriage: Refutation Researched Argument

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Kandace O’Guinn Dr.Desilver Cohen ENC 1101 Section 26 November 14, 2012 Refutation Researched Argument The American dream is one of freedom and equality. It’s supposed to be branded in the hearts of every United States citizen however, when it comes to homosexuals, citizens of the United States wake up and the dream is demolished. Gay sex marriage is the most conflicting issue in the contemporary social world. Marriage is an association of persons through which we perceive the reflection of a particular culture. It is basically a private matter and a fundamental human right. People should have the right to decide with whom they marry, not the state. If two persons are closed to each other regardless of their gender, they…show more content…
Colson however disagrees with this, Colson states in “Societal Suicide” that marriage is the traditional building block of human society, intended both to unite couples and bring children into the world. He goes on to say, “Tragically, the sexual revolution led to the decoupling of marriage and procreation; same sex marriage would pull them completely apart, leading to an explosive increase in family collapse, out of wedlock births, and crimes.” Colson shares how he was a first hand witness to what he calls, “the disastrous consequences of family breakdown in the lives of thousands of delinquents.” Colson uses shocking statistics and studies to show the impact of family breakdown on youth. Among these statistics, Colson lists that: “Boys who grow up without fathers are twice as likely as other boys to end up in prison. Sixty percent of rapists and seventy two percent of adolescent murderers never knew or lived with their fathers. Girls raised without a father in the home are five times more likely to become mothers while still adolescents” (Colson and Morse). He continues to mention additional studies which illustrate the link between children who come from broken homes and the development of behavioral problems and poor academic performance throughout the child’s lifetime. While the evidence

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