Gay Marriage

By: Cristian Gutierrez

Should US allow gay marriage?

No, because It would be harmful for the society, Challenge for children, and Traditional religious view on same sex Marriage.

Harmful for society

In 1996, opponents of gay marriage who believed Its harmful for society. It Turned a Moral Wrong into a Civil Right. People also thought It didn't Create a Family but a Naturally Sterile Union or It Imposes Its Acceptance on All Society . Preshed for the passage of the defense of marriage act. The defense of marriage act only recognize heterosexual marriages. The gay rights would fight hard to include same sax marriage and not just heterosexual marriage. "In 1996, the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly passed the Defense of Marriage Act. This bill specified that all federal legislation dealing with marriage would refer solely to heterosexual marriages." ("Marriage Protection Amendment.")

Challenging for children

Children would be confused about their parents because It won't be like other children who have a man and a woman like mother and father. "He unfortunate situation of these children will be the norm for all children of a same-sex “marriage.” A child of a same-sex “marriage” will always be deprived of either his natural mother or father. He will necessarily be raised by one party who has no blood relationship with him. He will always be deprived of either a mother or a father role model." ("10 Reasons Why Homosexual "Marriage" Is Harmful and Must Be Opposed." )

Traditional religious view on same sex Marriage

Focus on the Family, a protestant Evangelical group, does not support same sex marriage. It believes it does not "elevate the well-being" of men, women or their children.On their website they claim that, "marriage elevates well-being measures for men and women." Their religious organization claims that "research shows that married men and women enjoy the following benefits:
  • Higher levels of physical and mental health
  • Longer lives
  • Happier, healthier and less violent relationships
  • Greater emotional support
  • Lower levels of depression and suicide
  • Reduced risk of either perpetrating or suffering a crime
  • Increased individual earnings and savings"

They do not show the studies that support their claims, but many evangelicals and Catholics believe that their claims are true. The Pope says that same sex issue is creating a challenge for the people of different points view. For example, religious group that interpret the bible as being marriage one man and one woman, like Focus on the Family, They are not going to allow same sex marriage because of their believe. "(Focus on the Family; )."

Conclusion

In conclusion, gay marriage is harmful for the society because people think that a man and woman should be married, not a man and man or woman and woman. Gay marriage can be a challenge for children because they would not who is the mother and who is the father. Children would bullying them because of their parents. There are also religions and religious group that interpret the bible as being marriage one man and one woman. They are not going to allow gay marriage because of their believes. Gay marriage can be bad for everyone in religions, for children and for the people around.

Work cited

"10 Reasons Why Homosexual "Marriage" Is Harmful and Must Be Opposed." TFP Student Action. TFP Student Action, 2014. Web. 02 Feb. 2014.


Mosbergen, Dominique. "Pope Says Gay Marriage Poses A Threat To 'Justice And Peace' In World Day Of Peace 2013 Address." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 14 Dec. 2012. Web. 04 Feb. 2014.


Focus on the Family. "Marriage Is Good for Women, Men, and Children." Focus on the Family: Helping Family Thrive. Focus on the Family, 2008. Web. 5 Feb. 2014.