Gay Marriage Research Paper

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Marriage has always been looked at in a positive way, however, same sex marriage is typically viewed in a negative way; most gay’s tend to support their right to marry, but some gay’s themselves oppose same sex marriage. There will always be two ways to look at certain circumstances, there will be arguments, pros and cons, and various mentalities giving their individual opinions based on their ethics. Marriage had been typically viewed as a pure symbol of love between a man and a woman, it has always been anticipated and viewed in a respective manner by society, however same sex marriage is the complete opposite and it is viewed as an abomination. Same sex marriage has become controversial over the past years, along with the percentage of…show more content…
Although same sex marriage is already legal in the United States, society will always look at gay marriage both positively and negatively. Doug Mainwaring a gay himself opposes gay marriage because of his life experience; he explains how he has learned that “Philia” the love of a friend is far greater. “Philia love between men is far better, far stronger, and far more fulfilling than erotic love can ever be.” (Page 1) He grew up refusing his sexual desires toward men and eventually married a woman to form a family, although the marriage did not work out, the family lives happily. Because of his experience he feels that a family must be between a man and a woman. “Creating a family with another man is not completely equal to creating a family with a woman, and denying children parents of both genders at home is an objective evil. Kids need and yearn for both.” (Mainwaring page 1). Some gays who oppose same sex marriage simply oppose it because they don’t feel the need to have that attention. “I don’t need anyone to morally “recognize” or “celebrate” my partnership.” (Gay’s Against Gay
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