Wisdom from the Monastery. Did you find this document useful? Do we need to confuse future generations of Americans even more about the role and importance of an institution that is so critical to the stability of our country? Con 6 Homosexuality is immoral and unnatural.
History of the Same-Sex Marriage Debate, - present.
Last modified on July 10, Read more background…. Show more. MLA 8th ed. Retrieved March 1, Public Religion Research Institute. Rights and responsibilities of marriages in the United States. Are people born gay? NOTE: Your account might be penalized should we not find any wrongdoing by this user.
Pro 7 Marriage is not only for procreation, otherwise infertile couples or couples not wishing to have children would be prevented from marrying. It most deeply affects those with children, those with fewer financial resources, people of color, senior citizens or those with less access to education.
Denying people this basic American right is the kind of discrimination that has no place in our laws, especially in a progressive state like Wisconsin. MLA 8th ed. Con 10 Marriage is an outmoded, oppressive institution that should be weakened, not expanded.
Human experience and a vast body of social science research show that children do best in married, mother-father households…. Chicago 17th ed. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity.
The legal institution of marriage has historically been the societal mechanism channeling men and women into permanent, exclusive sexual relationships to insure that the partners who participate in the creation of the child provide both material and personal support to the child.
And I point out here the data on suicide among gay and lesbian teens which is about three times that of the general teenage population. The amendment should fully protect marriage, while leaving the state legislatures free to make their own choices in defining legal arrangements other than marriage.