What is marriage? This word has different meanings for different people. To some marriage means a commitment between two people in holy matrimony, orreligious marriage.
To others it is just a legal contract between two people,or civil marriage. In actuality there is only one definition for a marriage. According to Websters Dictionary, a marriage is a state of living together ashusband and wife joined in wedlock. Webster also identifies a husband as a manand a wife as a woman. Same sex marriages are morally and ethically wrong, andthey are also impossible to occur (according to our modern language).
Same sexmarriages, even though inappropriate, can be solved without upsetting both sidesof the scale. Many same sex marriage supporters argue, “Why does every legal andpolitical issue always have to be complicated by making it a moral and ethicalquestion?” If there were no morals or ethics in government, society as we knowit could not exist. It is unthinkable how someone can make this point. Ifthese people had some logic and thoughtfulness in their minds as well as intheir hearts, they would not be making these ridiculous comments.
Arguments ofthis type are the cause of crime and poverty in our country. People don’t knowthe difference between right and wrong. Children need a mother and a father to teach family values and thedifference between right and wrong. The world would be a much better place ifeveryone had a parent or a teacher to show the them the proper path. Unfortunately, this is not the case.
If more of society would put a priority ontheir children and their future, there could be fewer problems faced by thecommunity as a whole. If no one takes into account morals and ethics intotheir decision making, these deplorable situations could lead to a catastrophe. If no one has any morals or ethics, this great nation would come to its decline. If no one has any morals or ethics, not even the world’s most powerful militarywill be able stop the catastrophe.
The argument against this point, raised bythe supporters, is the question of divorced parents and single parents. According to religious philosophy, single parenting is also an improper systemfor rising children. If someone else is jumping of a bridge, then why shouldn’teveryone else. One improper task does not give permission for another. This isjust another of many illogical points made by the supporters.
The purpose of marriage is not only for companionship and personal andfinancial support. The purpose of marriage, ultimately, is for procreation,and gay couples cannot procreate. Same sex marriage supporters argue infertilecouples and couples who use birth control methods to prevent conception areallowed to marry. As far as infertile couples are concerned, that is somethingbeyond their control.
They can not procreate because they have no choice. Whereas homosexuals are able to procreate, with the opposite sex, but choose notto. In regard to birth control, it is also religiously inappropriate. The samething applies here, as it did with the single parent issue. One improper taskdoes not give permission for another.
The supporters have an irrational beliefthat two wrongs do make a right, whereas they do not. What is the solution to all this nonsense? There are valid points madeon the other side of this coin and there is a simple solution. DomesticPartnerships, which are already in use in Denmark and Norway, is the answer,but it is not marriage. The supporters main itch comes from the benefits ofbeing married. The government and certain businesses in society give anadvantage to those who do not carry the single status. The marital status showscommitment and responsibility in a person.
These advantages include insurancebenefits, hospital visitation rights, inheritance rights, wrongful deathbenefits, child support and alimony, and some others. 1 A domestic partnershipcan be the legal contract, which they confuse with marriage, that can giveimmoral and unethical persons the benefits they deserve as citizens of thisnation. Domestic Partnerships is not another word for marriage, and it shouldnot be confused with marriage. Domestic Partnership is a civil or legalcontract with no purpose b ut to gain certain benefits.
Marriage is holymatrimony with the purpose of companionship, personal support, and procreation. One may not agree with the thinking and ideas of others, but everyone deservesequal treatment under the law. Domestic Partnerships .