Gay marriage would undermine marriage because it is a legal and moral institution designed to promote and protect procreation and raising of children. Gay marriage would desecrate God's mandate that heterosexual couples have to mate and procreate. Is any of this true, and if so, does it matter? There are two ways this can be refuted: by showing what its logical conclusions would be if actively employed, and by taking apart its philosophical basis.
Religious views on same-sex marriage
Pros And Cons Of Gay Marriage | nutriologia-ortomolecular.info
In , the Australian government legislated to prohibit 'gay marriage'; the religious right had lobbied vigorously for passage of this legislation. Drawing on Durkheim's theory of sacred and profane, this paper examines the argument proffered by right-wing Christians that allowing legalised unions between lesbians and between gay men would seriously undermine the institution of marriage and the family. Claims about the spectre of gays and lesbians marrying reveal a deeper unease about the status of heterosexual marriage and the nuclear family. These concerns, in turn, house a deeper unease about the nature and place of masculinity in contemporary Australian society.
Same-Sex Marriage Pros and Cons
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.
Former tennis champion turned preacher Margaret Court has claimed anti-marriage equality voices will be excluded from public debate in a submission to the Ruddock religious freedom review. The review — which had its reporting date extended to 18 May after it was inundated with submissions — published the first batch late on Thursday, with replies demonstrating a high degree of coordination by anti-marriage equality forces. Of the more than 16, submissions received, more than were from six batch lots expressing similar concerns about the ability of religious people to manifest their beliefs after the passage of marriage equality legislation in December. Guardian Australia has reported that Christian schools have sought to protect their right to hire and fire teachers based on adherence to religious practice while the Catholic church and Sydney Anglican Church have called for a religious freedom act to positively protect religious exemptions to discrimination law.