Marriage between the members of the same sex is called gay or same-sex marriage. Lately the issue of legalizing gay marriage has evoked a lot of controversy. In several jurisdictions in the US, gay marriage has attained legal status. Nine states including Maryland, Maine, Iowa, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Washington have legitimized gay marriage or same-sex marriage. On the other hand, there are 30 states which have prohibited gay marriage in their constitutions and nine others ban it by statute. The question that we face now, should the US government reverse the marriage laws of 44 states and rework on the constitutions of 30 states in order to make marriage genderless? I think the answer should be no because gay marriage works against the concept of natural reproduction and social structure, encourages people involved in incest to demand legalization of their union and lastly, promotes polygamy.
Gay Marriage against Natural Reproduction
Marriage is an institution recognized between a man and a woman who are united in order for procreation to help nature sustain. Gay marriage is an indirect way of stating that reproduction is not important and that children can grow up without a mother or father. This would result in deconstruction of the family unit. Further, marriage is crucial to raising the children created out of such union. Matrimony between a man and a woman contributes to the survival of a society. The first man and woman Adam and Eve were created by God in order for the creation to survive through reproduction, generation after generation. This law of nature would be totally ruined if gay marriage is legalized.
Gay Marriage against Social Structure
Marriage is a social structure that we have known since immemorial time. This social structure is extremely important for the healthy upbringing of our future generations. Nature makes us imitate our forefathers and that is why most of us follow in our elders’ footsteps. If children grow up seeing homosexual parents or adults then there is a likelihood of their turning homosexual too. Legalization of gay marriage encourages the growth of such unnatural sexual desire which if continued will prove harmful for the survival of nature.
Encouragement to Others
Further, if today gay marriage is legalized, then there is a chance for another section of people attracted toward their siblings demanding legalization of their union. If marriage between same sex members is allowed, then people in love with their sisters or brothers would ask for their union to be recognized. Would that be a healthy prospect for a society?
Promotion of Polygamy
Gay marriage promotes polygamy because in terms of commitment, homosexuals are found to be less likely to remain faithful to their partners or enter a long term relationship. Allowing gay marriage would result in degradation of the society and the concept of fidelity and commitment in marriage.
In the view of nine states within US having legalized gay marriage, there is a big threat we as a society is facing with regard to the traditional concept of marriage receiving a new definition. Gay marriage is against natural reproduction. It also is degenerative for the healthy functioning of a society. Legalization of gay marriage is likely to encourage the breeding of such unnatural sexual desires in the minds of our future generation. Gay marriage might lead to another section of people practicing incest to demand legitimation of their union. Gay people are less faithful to their partners which would result in polygamist mindset. Therefore, I think gay marriage should not be legalized.
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