Tip: This section should include your thesis sentence and will determine if you are for or against gay marriage.
Seed - Starting Sentence Option 1: Gay marriage is a [controversial/polarizing/contentious] topic that has been in the news [quite frequently/very often/a lot] lately. Gay marriage [is/is not] a threat to heterosexual marriages and I [feel/believe] that [state your belief here].
Seed - Starting Sentence Option 2: [Unfortunately/Fortunately], gay marriage is being legalized in some areas. While it’s a [controversial/difficult/questionable] decision, the ruling is one that some, including myself, are [happy/upset] about. Gay marriage is [state your belief].
- Banning gay marriage is discrimination and classification of human beings based on value.
- According to the 14th Amendment in the US Constitution, all people are to be considered equal, which would also apply to marriage.
- Traditionally, marriage is between a man and a woman and this should not be changed.
- Marriage is meant to be for procreation. As gay couples cannot physically reproduce, they have no reason to marry.
The Vatican’s Views on Homosexual Marriages
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Family Research Council
Show MoreWhile many people oppose same-sex marriage, there are really no valid reasons against it. If your daughter told you she wanted to marry another woman because she loved her and it would make her completely happy, would you oppose it? If you really think it through, you might find it's not as easy to answer the question as you thought. First let's look at some of the common reasons against same-sex marriage.
One of the reasons someone might give against same-sex marriage is that it goes against nature. Well, what is nature and how does it go? Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary cites nine separate definitions of nature, one of which is, "the inherent character or basic constitution of a person or thing". Given that definition, I…show more content…
Even though they may not be part of the majority, they still have rights, and should be able to exercise those rights and be accepted. It's true that another goal of married couples is having children. However, I would argue that if given the choice of being unhappily married with children, or being happily married without, most would choose the latter. The real heart of the debate is when we examine the moral, legal and religious issues that surround it.
Morality is a group of concepts and beliefs by which an individual determines whether his or her actions are right or wrong. It is these concepts and beliefs that are commonly the focus of arguments for and against the issue. Because everyone is brought up to believe and hold valuable different things, it is most difficult to say in moral terms what is right and what is wrong. The determination of what is right and wrong is what we rely on our legal system to provide, since often, we cannot agree in whole, in moral terms. Some states have already addressed the legal issue of same-sex marriage and others have not. Massachusetts in particular is the only state so far to legally recognize same-sex marriage. On November 18, 2003, the Supreme Judicial Court—Massachusetts' highest court—ruled that the state "has failed to identify any constitutionally adequate reason for denying civil marriage to same-sex couples." The court required the state legislature to give those couples the rights enjoyed