Our great writing is also available in print. Get our magazine. 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.
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The Glaring Contradiction at the Heart of the Anti-Gay Marriage Argument
Pretty soon, the conversation has moved on, and the moment is lost. Your Response : Okay, then name one demonstrable, tangible effect that same-sex marriages have on the functioning of individual heterosexual marriages. The legal rights and benefits of heterosexual couples are completely unaffected by the existence of gay marriage. Have marriage rates been in decline since states started legalizing gay marriage? Well, sure, but marriage rates have been declining steadily since the s , decades before any U. Common Argument 2: Marriage has always been between a man and a woman. Legalizing gay marriage would be changing thousands of years of tradition.
The 3 Arguments Against Gay Marriage That May Decide It Once and for All
Opponents of gay marriage claim to have found a good argument. They haven't Photo credit: loewyn. What Is Marriage? Opponents of gay marriage have, for many years now, lacked intellectually credible arguments. What Is Marriage is an attempt to remedy this.
Marriage equality opponents are having a hard time pointing to any good reason for fencing same-sex couples out of marriage. So the latest move has been to invite the Supreme Court to cast their collective gaze into the future. Obergefell v. Hodges , the marriage case before the Court, hears arguments tomorrow morning.