In rallying in opposition to marriage reform, religious campaigners claim that their arguments are grounded in reason and common sense. But take a closer look and you'll spot the homophobia, says Jason Wakefield. I have been told my natural urges are a choice. I have been told I do not deserve equal rights.
Debating Bible Verses on Homosexuality
Debate Issue: Gay Marriage | ryanedwards.info
The Christians claim that if same-sex marriages are granted then this is a danger to the traditional meaning of family. Many religions view gays and lesbians as morally corrupt people because they go against the traditional beliefs about marriage. These religions view same-sex marriage as immoral and unethical because it is an infringement of the sanctity of marriage. The church additionally fears that gay marriage will influence society to accept same-sex relationships as moral.
Gay Marriage Arguments Divide Supreme Court Justices
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ignited a nationwide debate in late when it ruled that the state must allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. Almost overnight, same-sex marriage became a major national issue, pitting religious and social conservatives against gay-rights advocates and their allies. Over the next year, the ensuing battle over gay marriage could be heard in the halls of the U. Congress, in dozens of state legislatures and in the rhetoric of election campaigns at the national and state level. The debate over same-sex marriage shows no signs of abating.
Patrick's Seminary, offered these remarks as part of a panel on Gay Marriage held Jan. It is a pleasure to be here with members of the University community today. While George Bush calls for 1. One need only look at the recent one-day marriage of pop idol, Brittany Spears, and the shenanigans of "Benifer" about their on-and-off nuptials to realize that tradi-tional marriage between heterosexuals is in deep trouble. Social conservatives are not only concerned about marriage, but also the rise of a gay and lesbian culture.