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POL210: Final Project
Gay Marriage


Gay marriage has many viewpoints both for and against. These viewpoints are from religious organizations as well as studies that have provided statistics regarding gay marriage. There are many articles that are used for research that disprove many of the theories that religious organizations use to defend the opposition of gay marriage. Religious based bias against gay marriage comes from beliefs and a person’s moral make up. Gay marriage has been legalized in places like Massachusetts for over eleven years. There has been little to no impact on gay marriage. Studies show that gay marriage is actually a benefit rather than a disadvantage to the general population.

An analysis of those for or against gay marriage show that arguments that are solely based on religion can be disproved by actual studies that have been conducted rather than religious rhetoric.
There are five basic arguments against gay marriage. They are:
1. It would weaken the definition and respect for the institution of marriage.
2. It would further weaken the traditional family values essential to our society.
3. It could provide a slippery slope in the legality of marriage (e.g. having multiple wives or marrying an animal could be next).
4. It confuses children about gender roles and expectations of society, and only a man & woman can pro-create.
5. The gay lifestyle is not something to be encouraged, as a lot of research shows it leads to a much lower life expectancy, psychological disorders, and other problems. A commentary on “The Divine Institution of Marriage” from the states, “A wide range of social ills has contributed to this weakening of marriage and family. These include divorce, cohabitation, non-marital childbearing, pornography, the erosion of fidelity in marriage, abortion, the strains of...

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