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Against Gay Marriage Gay marriage should not be permitted Many people often justify their opposition to gay marriage with reference to their religious beliefs It rejects natural law created by God The bible says that lesbian and gay parenting is a sin Homosexual couples can not procreate Lesbianism and gayness is perceived as a threat to children The family lives of lesbian and gay people have been a source of controversy during the past decade Despite prejudice and discrimination lesbians and gay men have often succeeded in creating and sustaining family relationships Journal of Marriage and the Family Nov2000 Vol62 pg1052 There is a million gay couples living together Allowing gays to marry will further degrade the already struggling institution of marriage Focusing on the debate over same-sex marriage Lehr argues that current attempts at reform are an inadequate means for reconstituting the power structures that silence and subordinate gay and lesbian individuals and the intimate relationships they forge Providing a convincing argument for a radical democratic approach Lehr encourages readers to question the values and assumptions underlying conventional gay politics In doing so Lehr challenges us to widen our vision of family in ways that address the complex concerns of not only gay and lesbian families but all forms of intimate relationships Journal of Marriage and the Family May 2001 Vol 63 Iss 2 pg 596 There is also a Defense of Marriage Act which the state does not recognize same sex marriages In conclusion marriage between a man and a woman forms the foundation for civilized society Extending the definition of marriage to include same sex unions undermines the true meaning of traditional family
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