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Being Gay is More than Okay The written piece of Dennis OBrien Against Gay Marriage - I What Heterosexuality Means discusses the idea that we must first look at the societal definition of marriage before we can pose judgements on homosexual marriages OBrien then continues on to denounce same-sex marriages claiming they are not accepted into religion and in the values of Americans Our society needs to accept all marriages and support the couple who is lucky enough to find a mate The article points out that if two people were to really be in love with each other then genuine commitment would not need the sanctions of a judge or priest OBrien 662 OBrien also states that couples are reluctant to wed because it destroys the honesty and commitment of true love 662 If marriage destroys true love then why do we as a society look forward to uniting with another person Marriage is the ultimate joining of two people who want to cement their love to each other and proclaim to live side by side for the rest of their lives The author questions whether homosexual marriage would harmonize with out our underlying values663 He then compares a homosexual marriage to polygamy in the sense that they have both received constitutional scrutiny 663 This may be true however they cannot be compared because the products that come out of each relationship are very different In homosexuality a couple shares their lives together as one providing each other with their full attention Polygamy on the other hand leaves many women to deal with feelings of an unrequited love from their husbands who also have devoted their lives to multiple women Another point that OBrien makes is that heterosexuality is very important for continuing human evolution 663 This is true except for the stress that he places on heterosexual people reproducing He implies that all male-female relationships produce children which is not
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