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The Fight Against Gay Marriage

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The Fight Against Gay Marriage
Currently, marriage is defined within the boundaries of a partnership of one man and one woman. In other countries, same-sex couples cannot get married and the government refuses to acknowledge homosexuals as equals. Prohibiting same-sex marriages in legislation is discrimination. Denying homosexuals the ability to form this bond violates freedom of expression, equality rights for minorities, and freedom of religion, fought for us by our forefathers. This is an issue of equality, security and freedom. This issue is controversial because many fear that marriage as an institution will be destroyed if same-sex marriage is passed through legislation. There is no compelling reason to believe that legalizing gay marriage would affect traditional marriage.
In the article, “The Case Against Same-Sex Marriage,” Margaret Somerville argues that same sex marriage should not be allowed for various social and cultural reasons. Over the past decade, the issue of same sex marriage has become a hot topic in media and government. Although the practice of gays dating has become widely accepted, many are not yet willing to accept the idea of two males or two females becoming legally married under law. The legalism of gay marriage not only poses threat to what a “true marriage” is defined as, but it also brings up many other social and health problems that may arise because of this.
The social purpose of marriage is to define and make known the bond of love and loyalty between two people. Marriage is making a commitment to love someone else for the rest of your life, and through that love. Marriage is the core unit of family. According to Somerville, “Marriage is, and has been for millennia, the institution that forms and upholds for society, the
cultural and social values and symbols related to procreation. That is, it establishes the
values that govern the transmission of human life to the next generation and the nurturing of
that life in the...

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