Gay marriage is the marriage that involves two people of the same sexes either a man and a man or a woman and a woman. It can also be seen as the term that is used by the government, the social groups and the religion to have the recognition of the marriage between two people of the same sex. There is a social movement so that the people can obtain their rights and responsibilities in the countries like the US. The legal issues that are involved in this type of marriage have been made hard by the federal system of government in the traditional, the federal government had no attempt to have meaning of marriage and therefore there was the notion that any marriage that was known by the state was also made known by the federal government even though there was a problem for the recognition of these marriages by the other states. This means that the state was liable for enforcement of the rights that the people require so that the people can have their partner through the law. With the act of defense of marriage then the people found it easy on how to go about the problems that were to be encountered and this could only work and it made the definition that marriage could be a union of one man and one woman. Therefore there is no agency that has the recognition for this same sex that people have forced for the legalization of the type of sex. (Justin, 1990)
In the US federal government general accounting office there are many rights and protections that are given to the citizens in marriage by the federal government and most of the covered areas are the social security benefits, the veterans benefits and the health insurance and many other areas that are needful for the people to have their rights and legalization concerning most of their affected areas. The state is responsible for the aspects of marriages and the act of the defense of marriage does not have the right definition that will be necessary and important for the people to see what they demand. There is a law that has defined the same sex marriage that is the Massachusetts and it has its effects on the state law and the federal government hats no link and therefore it does not have any recognition of the same sex. There are some states that have the recognition of the same sex marriage and have the recognition of the similar relationships that are made available in other states.
Most of the marriages that are of the same sexes are prevented and this has to work through ensuring that they make the attempt of preventing the other states from having the recognition of such unions through making changes to the US constitution so that it can define the union as a man and a woman. This type of sex had many problems that were based on its legalization and the only state that had agreed on giving marriage license to this type of marriage is the Massachusetts where by it is done for a particular benefit. Even though this group is limited there is the need for the people to have their rights due to the fact that they need the society and the nation to have the recognition that they have agreed to have a marriage. Therefore there is need for the government to have recognition of this type of marriage with other citizens opposing and others supporting it. (Hein, 1995)
Supporting points for gay marriage
Those that agree claim that if people have relationship then it is not the work of the government to know about their relationship and therefore they should have their own rights and therefore they is need to have the definition of the nature and the extend in which these couples have their relationships. The gay rights advocates also have the view that the rights of these people need to be addressed and therefore the government should have interests and recognition of the committed people in their relationship and therefore the need to have their rights respected by all. This is because with stable relationship then there is the reduction in the need of the society to have support to these people. The people are responsible for ensuring that each spouse has got the safety that is required and therefore an argument by the advocates of the same sex that there is no difference in the ability of the same sex and the opposite sex in making their commitments in whatever they are supposed to do. (Hein,1995)
This means that these two behave and act just the same manner with the case for the opposite sex and therefore this type of marriage should apply to both. There is an argument that on the belief of the government to be involved in marriage arises from the problems that arise from the sexual acts between men and women and these people have the belief that the children do well when raised by their biological parents and with such children the conflicts is low as compared to the opposite sex marriage. There is an argument that on the belief of the government to be involved in marriage arises from the problems that arise from the sexual acts between men and women and these people have the belief that the children do well when raised by their biological parents and with such children the conflicts is low as compared to the opposite sex marriage.
There is the claim from other Christians that there biblical passages of the homosexuals is taken from the historical and cultural contexts and therefore they are not applicable to this homosexual relationship today this means that they are supporting for this type of marriage to be respected and given their rights just like other types of marriage. With the homosexuals then it is intolerant towards the women and the people of other colors this is because the problems that affects marriages will be reduced and people will have happy lives that will be of benefit to them. (Daniel, 1997)
The legalization of this type of marriage will be better of in the families and the communities this is because it will promote the society acceptance of the homosexuality and this will mean that the families will live well without problems and therefore the problems that can be faced in the society is no longer experienced and people will have happy lives. Some have the argument that if the law does not prohibit those women who are past their menopause of getting married then they should not therefore place the claim of procreation to this same sex marriage. This is because a woman past the menopause of not able to give birth and is given the rights to get married therefore it became hard for that law to be enforced to prevent people from having this type of marriage.
There are some countries that agree on the idea of legalizing the same sex marriage and they do this with their own reason meaning that the people are given the opportunity to have their rights and responsibilities been respected just the same as the others and therefore it has led to the legalization of that particular marriage in that country. The countries like the US where by this type of marriage is supported by groups like the American psychological association. This type of marriage does not affect any one and therefore when it is legalized then people will not be hurt but live their lives just as normal. To deny these people the marriage is like denying them their rights and everyone requires living and enjoying a happy life just like the others and therefore the support for it to be legalized is well for the freedom of the people.
Arguments against gay marriage
The homosexuality leads to the weakening of the definition of marriage this is because with the legalization of this type of marriage then it will lead to marriages that have no base but just done for the tax benefits. Those against this type of marriage argue that the society is encouraging the legal marriage where by they prefer the monogamy type of marriage as they have the argument that such couples will be highly committed in their work and do everything that is legalized in their marriage like child bearing and therefore with this argument then they claim that the same sex marriage does not have children and therefore they see it not wise for such couples to have their legal rights.( Ben,1990)
The gay marriage weakens the traditional values in that the definition for the family will not be well understood as it will have a different meaning and therefore this will lead to more problems facing the families due to the fact that the traditional values are no longer respected. The opponents also see that in seeking this type of marriage then they do it for their social benefits and therefore this recognition will lead to the exclusion of other people and therefore this type of sex is seen to have the conservative movement within the politics. They have then argument that the same sex will not have the fulfillment of the procreation roles where by the argument is centered on the sexual acts. The states that have legalization of this type of marriage will lead to the redefinition of the family they affect the traditional family unions and have an increment to the number of homosexuals in that nation.
This is something that is very much prohibited by the Christians. There are churches like the Roman Catholic that opposes this type of marriage and claims that if the government has to legalize this type of marriage then it will have another meaning that is different from the meaning of marriage, which is a union between a man and a woman. The legalization of this type of marriage will lead to the people getting the chance of misusing the rights and even end up marrying the blow up dolls. This marriage will lead to people staying less years due to the fact that they will adopt the unhealthy lifestyles and this will mean that the years the are expected for the people to live will be less. The homosexuality is also seen to be against the biblical teaching and therefore for a nation to legalize this type of marriage will mean that they go against what the bible teaches. (David, 1998)
In the social arguments sees this marriage not a legal concern of the state but it should be occurring in the political institution that the state is liable for the recognition of this type of marriage just like they have the recognition of other natural institutions. The argument is that the advocates for same sex have changes in the importance of the marriage from its natural function of its reproduction and just assume it is a way of given people freedom to have sex. They see that any customary relationship have the consideration to be marriage and therefore this will lead to more problems in the legislation of the nation on how to go about the social value and the responsibility of taking care of their children.
With the legalization that was passed in the year 2003 then most of the American citizens went in for that particular marriage and the group that was concerned with the American national gay rights had given a statement that was asking the couples to have contact with them before they were joined and this was done because there was high challenges that faced this type of marriage and therefore there was need for the group to ensure that this same sex movement was coordinated in the country. There has been an impact with the legalization of the same sex marriage that has raised due to the foreign laws where by a country like Canada has the complain that their is a high proximity of the people to US and therefore they just have to respect the unions that are made and this will lead to the law been legally addressed in these two nations unlike other countries. (Ben, 1990)
Those that oppose are groups like the Alabama policy institute which has got reasons that best fit them due to their opposing idea of this same sex. The main reason for marriage is to have children and therefore the claim is that this type of marriage has one partner been infertile and therefore these people sees marriage as a long term mating strategy with the social and economic benefits that will have impact to the family growth and stability. The people have the argument that all the marriages should be viewed as legal civil unions where by they only receive the benefits of marriage and do not need expenditures from the government and the monetary would benefits given on basis of the number of children the family has. The gay marriage in the society has no meaning this is due to the fact that the people claim to have the same rights but in the bible the man was given right to be the head of the family and with the legalization of this marriage then they give the woman the same rights like the man which is wrong. During the creation of the world in the book of genesis man was created and then from his bones the woman was taken and therefore there is no way they can have equal rights. Also the bible gives commission to the woman that she should be under the man and bear children and the man to till the land, provide for the family therefore there is nothing like equality in the bible. (Axel, 1995)
To have the legalization of this type of marriage is wrong this is because it will encourage homosexual practices that are against the bible. Also it will mean that both the women and men have the same rights and therefore it is not true in the bible as the woman was created just to assist the man and not to have same rights in the book of genesis for example the bible says that God created man and women gave the power over all the creation and to multiply but there is no where one can be allowed to have the same sex marriage. The legalization of this type of marriage will lead to high divorces that will hurt the definition of marriage meaning that if the marriage is meant for procreation then the infertile couples should not be allowed to marry this will mean that the people will be refused their freedom to live their lives that will be pleasing to them. With the argument on the traditions been weakened then it will mean that the people will be in slavery and will not have to do anything that they feel is pleasing and therefore this will lead to more slavery in the modern world which will not be possible.
Allowance of this type of marriage in many countries will mean that it will not be possible to prevent most of the unwanted practices and this will lead to more problems been faced in the world and this will lead to doing way of the things that are important like the traditions tat govern people and theretofore the lives of people will change completely. People will now prefer to be homosexuals than to be heterosexual and therefore there will be no cure for the practices that occur in the world today. With the legalization of this marriage then the purpose of God of creating a woman will be meaningless and therefore it should not be legalized. The bible says that in genesis God created the woman to be the helper for the man but not to have the same rights and therefore it is not right to have the legalization of this type of marriage.
This gay marriage has the need to be given its rights just the same as other types of marriages the reason is that these people have reasons for deciding to have the marriage and therefore the government should have the recognition of their relationship. There are many people who are different views concerning this type of marriage and therefore the government should have to weight both sides so that the law does not cause conflicts to the people. The thing is that the people should be given their rights and responsibilities to do what ever they think is right and the government should not intervene.
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