Peoplemay love each other, but if they are of the same sex they should notmarry. Marrying a person of the same sex would not benefit anindividual since the marriage would not be in a position to offer anychild. Loving each other is not bad, but it is important to expressthe love to a person of opposite sex. Marrying a person of oppositesex is of immense importance because it helps in continuance of thefuture generation. According to Mark Gupko, a man should never marryanother man and a woman should never marry another woman. The aim ofthis essay is to support the argument that same sex marriage shouldnever be allowed. The paper will explore the pros and cons of samesex marriage.
Fromthe illustration above, the photo is a representation of two menexpressing love. The photo indicates that individuals of same sex mayshow love to one another. However, individuals of same sex should notbe allowed to marry. There are different pros and cons that areassociated with same sex marriage. The following paragraphs discussthe pros and cons of same sex marriage.
Oneof the pros of same sex marriage is that it denies some individualsthe option of marrying, which creates a second class of citizens. Itis a right of every person to engage in a relationship that he/shedesires. Denying a person to marry a person that he/she prefers isdiscriminatory. Same sex couples have the right to marry just likeindividuals of opposite sex denying these individuals theopportunity to marry tends to create another category of citizens.Same sex individuals should have an access to similar benefits thatare enjoyed by heterosexuals. When same sex couples are not allowedto marry, they are denied the opportunity to enjoy the benefits thatother individuals enjoy (Sullivan62). Another pro of same sex marriage is that marriage is recognizedinternationally as a human right for all individuals. Marriage is afundamental right according to the U.S. constitution. Everyindividual should be given equal rights to engage in marriage.Falling in love with a person that one prefers should be seen as aright that should be enjoyed by all individuals. Failure to supportsame sex marriage denies individuals the right to have a relationshipwith an individual that he/she prefers. This is a denial of globallyrecognized human right. Furthermore, marriage is not only meant forprocreation. People may decide to live together and not havechildren disallowing same sex marriage may prevent infertile couplesfrom marrying (Sullivan68). Marriage should not be seen as something that forces individualsto live with individuals that they do not, but should be seen as anassociation that gives individuals the right to fall in love and livewith individuals that they value in life. It is not a must thatindividuals should marry for procreation purposes individuals maymarry for companionship and every individual need to choose a personthat he/she desires to live with for the rest of his/her life withoutany discrimination.
Onthe other hand, one of the cons of same sex marriage is that themarriage institution has been traditionally defined as being betweena woman and a man. Supporting same sex marriage may go against thegenerally accepted norms of society. Besides, marriage should be seenas a means for pro-creation. It is important to bear children inorder to support the next generation. Supporting same sex marriagewould imply that there would be no individuals to support the futuregeneration. Therefore, same sex marriage should not be supported forthe sake of procreation that would support the future generation.Another con of same sex marriage is that it may weaken the marriageinstitution (Sullivan88). Every child needs to have the love of both parents in case samesex marriage is allowed, children are likely to be adopted. This mayweaken the marriage institution because adopted children may lack thelove of one or both parents. In addition, homosexuality is immoral.From the biblical point of view, allowing same sex marriage is viewedas being immoral. Same sex marriage goes against the natural morallaw.
Theimage helps in shaping the argument that same sex marriage should notbe allowed. From the analysis, it is obvious that same sex marriageshould not be allowed. Marrying individuals of opposite sex helps insupporting the future generation. This is because opposite sexmarriage allows individuals to bear children. Besides, from thebiblical point of view, it is ungodly to allow same sex marriage.Supporting same sex marriage is perceived to go against the naturallaws of society. Therefore, from Mark Gupko’s standpoint, a manshould never marry another man and a woman should never marry anotherwoman and this the way it should be. Supporting same sex marriagewould imply that there would be no future generation a move that mayhurt even the economy.
Sullivan,Andrew. Same-sexMarriage: Pro and Con:a Reader.New York: Vintage Books, 2004.