Gay Marriages.

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"Homosexuality is an essentially involuntary condition that can neither be denied nor permanently repressed. It is a function of both nature and nurture, but the forces of nurture are formed so early and are so complex that they amount to an involuntary condition. It is as if it were a function in nature. Moreover, so long as homosexual adults as citizens insist on the involuntary nature of their condition, it becomes politically impossible simply to deny or ignore the fact of homosexuality." (Page 458.) It cannot be ignored not matter what. There is always shame, despair, and isolation for homosexuals, when they are human too. Just because they are emotionally different of what society pictures the human to be does not mean they should be denied the rights of any other human. True love is not necessarily gender-specific. There are heterosexuals out there that have all the freedom in the world who can marry whoever they want, while two people of the same sex who truly love each other cannot be legally together.

"Marriage is not simply a private contract; it is a social and public recognition of a private commitment. As such, it is the highest public recognition of personal integrity. Denying it to homosexuals is the most public affront possible to their public society." (Page 459.) "The center of the public contract is an emotional, financial, and psychological bond between two people; in this respect, heterosexuals and homosexuals are identical." (Page459-460.)

Some people argue that the definition of "marriage" should be limited to a man and a woman because if it is extended to include same-sex couples then it could also be extended to include several spouses in group marriages through polygamy. But there is a clear difference between same-sex marriages and marriages of polygamy. Same-sex marriages...