Bad Arguments Against Gay Marriage. This article claims that three common arguments against gay marriage - the definitional, procreation, and slippery-slope arguments - are quite bad, the worst of the lot. The definitional argument asserts that marriage just is the union of one man and one woman, and that the definition alone is a sufficient defense against claims for gay marriage. The procreation argument claims that marriage's central public purpose is to encourage procreation, and so the exclusion of same-sex couples is justified. The slippery-slope argument claims that the acceptance of same-sex marriage logically entails the acceptance of other public policy changes - notably the acceptance of polygamy - that would themselves be bad, independent of whether gay marriage is bad.
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Criticisms of marriage are arguments against the practical or moral value of the institution of matrimony or particular forms of matrimony. These have included the effects that marriage has on individual liberty, equality between the sexes, the relation between marriage and violence, philosophical questions about how much control can a government have over its population, the amount of control a person has over another, the financial risk when measured against the divorce rate, and questioning of the necessity to have a relationship sanctioned by government or religious authorities. Feminist activists often point to historical, legal and social inequalities of wedding , family life and divorce in their criticism of marriage. Sheila Cronan claimed that the freedom for women "cannot be won without the abolition of marriage. Andrea Dworkin said that marriage as an institution, developed from rape, as a practice.
Okay: What is the Supreme Court thinking about marriage? They just heard oral argument from gay couples, from the states that want to preserve their bans, and from the U. And we can make a couple guesses about what's going through their heads. First, a few basics.
It is clear, however, that the Bible condemns homosexuality as an immoral and unnatural sin. Leviticus identifies homosexual sex as an abomination, a detestable sin. Every mention of marriage in the Bible refers to the union of a male and a female. The first mention of marriage, Genesis , describes it as a man leaving his parents and being united to his wife.