Same-Sex Marriage; Persuasive Essay Against It

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SOC 103Same-Sex marriage some say that marriage is a sacred thing. Some think it's only words. Marriage is between a man and a woman. Why change the laws? What could possibly be the point? If one law is changed then people are going to try to argue more and more laws, and those will change to. Pretty soon there will be no laws. "The public meaning of marriage is not something that each new generation is free to redefine."(Stanton, 3) Same-sex marriage should be prohibited. Marriage is meant for reproduction. How can you reproduce if you're the same sex? There are laws on same-sex marriage. It has such a negative effect on children. It also affects society in so many different ways. In addition to all that, there are several physical and mental health risks if one is a homosexual.

States vary in the laws that they chose to have or not to have.

In the majority of states: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia (human rights campaign). "Conservative religious groups condemned the 2003 U.S. Supreme court decision as immoral, and by early in the twenty-first century, 37 states and the federal government had passed a "Defense of Marriage Act", which defined marriage as between "a man and a woman," and barred recognition of same-sex marriage from other states (Thomas, 43). Only one state allows same-sex marriage, and there is a reason for that! Not just anyone can get married. "You cannot marry if you're already married, you cannot marry a close relative, an adult cannot marry a child, you cannot marry your pet, and you cannot marry someone of the same sex" (Stanton, 3).