Homosexual Marriage

Homosexual Marriage

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Homosexual Marriage
I. Introduction
Homosexual marriage also referred to as gay marriage or same-sex marriage is a socially or legally accepted union in the form of marriage between two individuals of the same gender or biological sex. There has been a heated debate on whether this form of marriage should be allowed in the society with mixed responses. The opponents mostly comprise the religious institutions while political analysts and other proponents claim that freedom should prevail. However, homosexual marriage goes against many traditional beliefs and its preference has only been felt since the year 2000 (Boston, 2013). Considering the opponents, the institution of marriage is threatened and the term marriage might be redefined in the near future.
A. Thesis statement
Due to the many reasons against homosexual marriage, it is clear that although this union seems accepted by a significant section of the modern society, homosexuals should not be allowed to marry by not only the religious institutions but also the society at large.
II. Body paragraph #1
A. Supporting evidence
1. Name of & Quote from source
The major reason behind marriage is a union between a man and a woman, which yields children. This has been the traditional form of marriage and the only acknowledged by the Holy Scriptures in most if not all religious institutions.
2. Name of & Quote from source
Among the expectations of the institution of marriage is children and procreation. This is not evident in same-sex marriage.
B. Explanation
1. Explanation of source
Allowing and enabling this form of marriage would provoke interspecies marriages. This will also distort what God created; a holy union between a man and a woman (Boston, 2013). The proponents of homosexual marriage, on the other hand, argue that although people are willing to get married, they are not necessarily willing or waiting to have children (Liza, 2013). Although this might appear to be the case, the Holy Scriptures state that marriages are not complete without procreation.
C. So what
Marriage does not exist with regard to same sex couples since the holy scriptures do not support or recognize it.
III. Body paragraph #2
A. Supporting evidence
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Allowing homosexual marriage would further weaken the marriage institution. This is a holy institution that ought to be respected; this is not the case in the modern world. The modern world has done many things to disrespect marriage such as through passage and enacting into law the issue of gay rights.
B. Explanation
1. Explanation of source
Since the legalization in the late 1970s, lack of respect on the institution of marriage has escalated to the modern same sex marriages. Moreover, the increase in the number of divorce cases in the recent past has also weakened marriage. The proponents, contrariwise, claim that same sex marriages are happier, have less divorce rate and less conflicts. Additionally, the proponents claim that the idea of one man and one woman is historically inaccurate bearing in mind the idea of concubines and mistresses that took place in the past. This is refuted by the idea that the same sex activists do not like the idea of responsibilities that come with the normal form of marriage that include procreation. In addition, the mistakes committed in the past should not be used as an excuse to commit more. Furthermore, the constitutional challenges that face the same sex marriages under the Marriage Act of 1996 require that marriage be between a woman and a man. This not only shows that the proponents are not only going against God but also the rule of the law, which approves marriages between heterosexuals. This is in spite of the fact that close to 15 states in the U.S have passed it and legalized it.
IV. Body Paragraph #3
A. Supporting evidence
1. Name of & Quote from source
Homosexual marriage will also lead to legalization of polygamy in the long run. Moreover, the group believes that “Just like heterosexual marriage is no better or worse than homosexual marriage, marriage between two consenting adults is not inherently more or less ‘correct’ than marriage among three (or four, or six) consenting adults” (Should Gay marriage be legal?, 2013).
B. Explanation
1. Explanation of source
The idea that one man to one woman is strongly refuted by the proponents of the same sex marriage citing their argument in the idea of many concubines and mistresses, which was rampant in the past. This is one of the major reasons, which indicate that one of the long term objectives of the proponents is legalization of polygamous unions.
Although the same sex couples might adopt and rare children, these children do not get optimal environment required for appropriate development. This is because children who are reared away from their mothers usually lack emotional security as well as unique motherly advice, which is only provided by the mothers. On the other hand, girl children reared away from their fathers are statistically at higher risks of engaging in early sexual activities in addition to being prone to teenage pregnancies. This shows that if gay marriages were allowed, children would be deprived of appropriate psychological development and vice versa if same sex marriages were not allowed. It is worth noting that there are many other reasons against this that include marriage being a privilege in contrast to being a right as the proponents want it to be. These couples will also be required to face marriage in a different way as compared to their heterosexual counterparts bringing additional complications (Liza, 2013).
V. Conclusion
In conclusion, same sex marriage or unions between two individuals from of the same gender should not be allowed. All arguments favoring this form of marriage have found many counter arguments. Although it has been legalized in several states, it is clear that same sex marriages do not favor the society in any way. Instead, they disrespect the institution of marriage as God planned it and cause additional problems to the society.

References
Boston, R. (2013). Church, state and marriage Equality. Conservative religious interests want
to control civil marriage law. Will the Supreme Court let them? Retrieved from
http://www.questia.com/library/1G1-326503023/church-state-and-marriage-equality-conservative
Liza, M. (2013). The gay guide to wedded bliss. Atlantic Monthly. 311(5), 56-70.
Should Gay marriage be legal? (2013). Retrieved from
http://gaymarriage.procon.org/