This has been very apparent during elections when politicians, in order to distract or sway conservative voters, all took a side and had an opinion on the issue of same-sex marriage.
"TheMeeting affirms the goodness of committed, loving relationships and offers recognition andsupport to those who share this ideal and desire to enter into a permanent relationshipbased upon it. By tradition, the Meeting recognizes committed union in a celebration ofmarriage under the care of the Meeting. The same loving care and consideration should begiven to both same-sex and heterosexual applicants as outlined in Faith andPractice."
While homosexuality is generally becoming more widely accepted among liberal minded people, same sex marriage is still a detrimental practice for the long-term good of society. If there are more people turning gay or lesbian for the fun of it, it would affect the population not just in numbers, but also the psychology and cultural identity of the children that are raised with same sex parents.
Even though this is an exceedingly controversial topic, Legalizing same-sex marriage will have a positive effect on society because it won’t harm the institution of marriage, it will uphold the constitution, and it will inevitably happen either way.
Marriage is an internationally recognized human right for all people. Since 1888 the US Supreme Court has declared 14 times that marriage is a fundamental. Read More
Same sex marriage is a difficult issue to tackle once you bring in the idea of raising children. It is safer to go by conventional methods of different sex marriages so that future generations are raised well.
Furthermore, same sex marriages are a violation to religious beliefs and old traditional values that support procreation. Religions like Catholicism promote the creation of offspring freely, but same sex marriages cannot do that. Additionally, it is generally considered a sin by Abrahamic religions to be married to the same sex because of their inability to procreate. Cultural values would be lost as people become too liberal, and the nucleus family image would be a subject in textbooks, but not in practice. This will carry on to the next generation and so fourth until traditional values are forgotten.
No longer may this liberty be denied to them." Many conservatives are completely against gay marriage and they have stated that they will fight to have the Supreme Court ruling overturned.
Having a child requires a balance in role model in order for the child to develop well. Some homosexual couples have defined gender roles, but some may fall into different parts of the gender spectrum. A man may not fully be a female due to his physical structure and psychological make-up and vice versa. Hence, the parental roles for same sex marriages may not be wholesome. Ideally, a child should both a male and female role model so that “daddy issues” or other hidden psychological barriers don’t build up. A mistake like this on a young life is mostly irreversible, and the damage may be costly for the child in their later years.
Regnerus’s study identified 248 adult children of parents who had same-sex romantic relationships. Offered a chance to provide frank responses with the hindsight of adulthood, they gave reports unfavorable to the gay marriage equality agenda. Yet the results are backed up by an important thing in life called common sense: Growing up different from other people is difficult and the difficulties raise the risk that children will develop maladjustments or self-medicate with alcohol and other dangerous behaviors. Each of those 248 is a human story, no doubt with many complexities.
The first argument against same sex marriages is quite obvious: the human population will dwindle. Same sex marriages means that offspring cannot be produced naturally. The married couple would have to opt for artificial insemination or to adopt a child if they plan on building a family. The amount of affection that a set of same sex parents may have on their child may differ from those born naturally, as the birthing process releases hormones such as oxytocin that allows the mother to bond with the newborn. If there is a rise in same sex marriages, it might lead to a decline in birthrates and quality of childhood life.
(“Equal Access and the Right to Marry”) Although marriage is a “secular institution,” religion plays an important role in the foundation of some marriages....
Gay marriage is protected by the US Constitution's commitments to liberty and equality. The US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in the 1974 case Cleveland Board. Read More