My position about the issue of marriage has been the following: marriage is a scared covenant between a man and a woman. This union is by nature ordered towards procreation and advancement of the human race in the world. My position would be against gay marriage.
First reason. Denying gay persons, the right to get married may be considered as discrimination and treatment of people as second class citizens.
This particular view is interesting as it introduces the concept of discrimination and the notion of some people being considered as second class citizen. The issue of discrimination is an emotional one and unacceptable in the modern society. The effects of discrimination, either based on race, religion, gender or any other aspect of a person’s life are both dire and adverse. To the victim of the discrimination there can be physical and emotional stresses. Rejection or exclusion can cause feeling of guilt, loneliness, depression, anxiety and can even lead to development of suicidal tendencies.
If I believed this view, what I would notice is the subject of discrimination and how it can affect the individuals who face discrimination.
This idea may be true in today’s progressive society. Feeling discriminated because your sexual orientation may be very hurtful and may even cause the victims to lose on opportunities to help the society with their skills and talents.
The second reason is that marriage is internationally recognized as a human right for all people.
The interesting thing about this view is the mention of human rights and the impression the view creates on the topic of marriage and in particular as a human right. Discussion has been going on globally on whether marriage is a right and in that sense, if it is a human right. Most countries recognize the institution of marriage in their laws in the sense provided by their religion or cultural background. Most western countries have included marriage as human right protected by the constitution and as such, legally it would be wrong to deny people their right to get married despite their sexual orientations.
If I were to believe this view, I would first notice the protection of the human rights. Of particular importance would be to make an opinion that is based on the law and not personal or cultural bias.
The view may be true in most of the western nation but would be particularly not welcomed in the more conservative Middle East and African countries.
The third reason is that gay marriages, if banned would cause humiliation and the sense of uncertainty for children brought up by gay couples.
The interesting thing about this view is the inclusion of children and what banning of gay marriages can do for the Children. Children in my opinion should never be punished for the “wrongs” committed by their parents. If banning of the gay marriages would make the children feel like lesser people, then banning of gay marriage should not be the solution. Children are protected by so many laws globally and locally in any country. If gay parents are allowed to adopt children and the children are raised in family values and allowed to make their own decisions about their sexuality, then same sex marriage becomes interesting and the view opens another viewpoint on the issue about gay marriages.
If I were to believe this view, then I would notice the need to protect the dignity and pride of children raised in gay families and their contribution to the society.
The view may be true if projected on the basis of the right of the children growing up in family relationships rather than children centers and foster homes. If children can be provided for and taken care of by parents be they gay or straight, then whatever their marriage outlook is insignificant to the welfare of the children.
Looking at the various reasons against and for gay marriages makes one develop a sense of appreciation for the views of the both sides. These revelations help make a more conclusive and inclusive opinions that are not biased towards a personal view rather on informed and knowledgeable sources.
Gay Marriage - ProCon.org. (2016). Gaymarriage.procon.org. Retrieved 23 April 2016, from http://gaymarriage.procon.org/