Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

1119 WordsJul 17, 20185 Pages
“Marriage plays a fundamental role in civil society because it is characterized by sexual complementarity, monogamy, exclusive, and permanence” (Anderson). Legalizing same-sex marriage would affect every aspect ethically and morally, resulting in an unacceptable outcome. Therefore same-sex marriage should not be considered respectable and adequate in any lifestyle. Same-sex marriage is the union between partners of the same sex, whether it is a male and a male or a female and another female. Traditional marriage is about attaching a man and a woman to each other (Anderson). Marriage exists primarily to bring a man and a woman together as husband and wife to be father and mother to any children their union produces (Anderson). Family and…show more content…
Marriage is thus a personal relationship that serves a public purpose (Anderson). “Marriage was created to allow society to support heterosexual couples in procreation” (PronCon). Marriage should not be extended to same-sex couples because they cannot produce children together which would shift the purpose of marriage from producing and raising children to adult gratification. Gay marriage could lead down a “slippery slope” giving people in polygamous, incestuous, bestial, and other nontraditional relationships the right to marry (ProCon). Statistics have also shown that children raised by parents of the same-sex have led to the children having a higher chance of also entering a same-sex relationship. Mothers and fathers matter, and marriage helps to connect them to their children (Anderson). Now the effort to redefine marriage away from male-female complementarity has gone even further in abandoning the central characteristics of the institution (Anderson). Redefining marriage to say that men and women are interchangeable, that “monogamish” relationships work just as well as monogamous relationships, that “throuples” are the same as couples, and that “wedlease” is preferable to wedlock will only lead to more broken homes, more broken hearts, and
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