Gay marriage is a controversial topic in our society today. With most things, there are supporters and those that are against it, each with their own individual reasons. As an institution that has become more egalitarian, and is considered to be a human right, marriage should be made available to couples regardless of gender. By declining the gay community with the opportunity to marry whom they love, we are crossing many moral boundaries.
As I stated earlier there are many people who are not supportive of gay marriage, for many reasons and beliefs:
Some argue that by allowing gays to marry we are going to go down a slippery slope, and soon be opening ourselves up to legalizing outrageous things such as children marrying, or even grown adults marrying children.
Rule utilitarian’s may have the idea is that the majority of American’s disapprove of gay marriage, and therefore since the majority doesn’t agree, it should not be allowed. If you legalize it, people may feel like they are being strong armed to accept it.
Additionally, many think that marriage is based on procreation, and since gays and lesbians are not able to have children, it shouldn’t be accepted. Because they are not able to have their ‘own’ children, they will start to adopt, and many believe that a family dynamic is made up of a mother and a father, not two dads or two moms, which could potentially damage the child.
Lastly, Christian beliefs as well as many other religions find that homosexuality is morally wrong and predestined by the bible. While there are many more arguments against gay marriage, these are the most popular that we hear and read about still today.
Supporters of gay marriage may find that the people who do not approve of this are crossing the line and violating their human rights. The ‘slippery slope’ argument listed above is one that is such a broad line of reasoning it would be difficult for it to hold it’s reasoning. By allowing gays to marry you are opening the...