Same-Sex Marriages Essay, Research Paper
Same-Sex Marriages (Should it be allowed? Should it involve children?) “If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their heads.”- Leviticus 20:13. “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: ……homosexual offenders…..will not inherit the kingdom of God.”- 1 Corinthians 6:9-10. “Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.”-Leviticus 18:22. According to the Bible same-sex marriages would be immoral and sinful. Being gay and loving another person is certainly not illegal, but uniting that couple in marriage is not only rejected by most of society but also by Judaism, Christianity and Islam. As a Christian I find same-sex marriages unacceptable, but I know that not all people believe in the Bible and we do have freedom of religion in the US . Courts in Hawaii would not allow same-sex marriages and that is now being looked at as unconstitutional. Not allowing the marriages discriminates against certain groups that are United States citizens and that is unconstitutional. Even though I don’t approve of same-sex marriages, according to our laws there is really no reason why the marriages shouldn’t take place. But I do think there should be limitations. Marriages of the same-sex should not involve children. There is no natural way that two people of the same-sex could possibly have children of their own and should not be given custody of a child or the ability to adopted a child. Governor Wilson, California republican is proposing to ban “Second-parent adoptions, which in the past have been approved. These regulations would require marital status to be given to the Department of Social Services. I don’t believe that gay parents will cause such a child to be gay. But all things being equal, I do believe that child is being deprived of crucial, necessary two-sex ingredients essential in parenting. That it takes a man and a woman to produce that third person is the most basic proof that a child needs both a mommy and a daddy. Children who have parents of the same-sex would be unbearable harassed by other children and considered an outcast. An innocent child put in a situation that would be emotionally stressful for most of their youth-there is no need. Just imagine what a child would go through. “Billy, which one of your dads wore the dress in the wedding?” or “Suzy, which one of your moms is coming to the mother-daughter picnic?” Why put kids in an environment that is not morally or socially acceptable in today’s society? Being gay should never result in being harassed, hated or hurt. But sadly, being gay also should never mean being able to marry or adopt. Everything in life has a price. Being childless is a high price. But a child’s basic needs must always supersede the desires of an adult. Children must always come before self. Works Cited: Holy Bible (NIV) – Leviticus 18:22 – Leviticus 20:13 – 1 Corinthians 6:9 “Gay marriages should be allowed, state judge rules,” The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 4, 1996.