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The Big Gay Marriage Issue The Big Gay Marriage Issue In APA Style Wendy Taylor Kaplan College Wendy Taylor College Composition II CM220-E30 February 24 2004 Peter Tatiner First Draft Civil marriage is simply the legal recognition of a couples relationship It is a legal civil recognition - Not a religious one Civil marriage is about a couples love commitment and strengthening families--with or without children We value their commitment not their procreative capacity The proponents of that argument are hard pressed to explain why if thats the case that infertile couples are allowed to marry I for one would love to be there when the proponent of such an argument is to explain to his post-menopausal mother or impotent father that since they cannot procreate they must now surrender their wedding rings Such an argument fails to persuade based on the marriages society does allow routinely without even a second thought While no one denies that love is what marriage is about many people still absolve to see that same-sex marriage is wrong This can be detrimental emotionally financially and legally to the homosexual community There are many other countries in the world past and present that have legalized some form of same-sex marriage Like many conservatives have claimed this has yet to ever lead to the destruction of the country Marriage is a legal bond between two people not a religious act unless you choose to make it that The government has no right to judge lifestyles this is why I feel that same-sex marriages should be made legal The emotional issues of a gay marriage can be wrenching Conservatives have long rightly argued for the vital importance of the institution of marriage for fostering responsibility and commitment Sullivan 2003 For emotional well being you need loving and caring relationships There can be little peace
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