Keith with lots of strings attached. Such as

Keith O’Brien once said, “Same-sex marriage would
eliminate entirely in law the basic idea of a mother and a father for every
child. It would create a society which deliberately chooses to deprive a child
of either a mother or a father” (O’Brien). O’Brien implies that if there’s
same-sex marriage it would eliminate a mother and father for every child.  Every child should have a mother and father
that way they do not get teased or bullied in their lives.  Same-sex marriage defines as gay marriage,
marriage among people of the same sex, either as an earthly civil ceremonial or
in a religious venue.  Most cultures,
families, and religions have set marriage to be a union of one man and one
woman.  This is the way it is meant to be
for everyone.  When being in a same-sex
marriage, it comes with lots of strings attached.  Such as getting steers, bullied or even hate
for it. Additionally, we do not want our children to be exposed to recognizing
same-sex couples demonstrating their love out in public so everyone can see.  It is disrespectful and not pleasant to look
            There are diverse perspectives on
same-sex marriage is, for example, Jonathan Rauch states that “America’s
problem is not too many marriages, it’s too few.” This means that it does not
matter if your same sex or not there are few marriages happening.  In addition, Rick Santorum states, “What
society should be about is encouraging what is best for children.” This means
our children are going to learn from stuff like same-sex marriage and we need
to do our best to set a good example for them. Through research, I will discuss
my findings on the statistics on this issue, the pros and cons and of course
how the community and the church reacted to this new law that equalizes
same-sex marriage. Allowing same-sex marriages would change the basic
definition of marriage.  Marriage is an substantial
commitment of a man and a woman who contributed to civilization.  Therefore, the loss of contributions due to
someone’s sexual orientation should be unrewarded with a privilege like
            Same-sex-marriage is when two people
of the same gender get married.  Many
people did not approve of two people of the same sex to be married, the
government made laws to not let people of the same sex getting married.  Charles P. Kindregan argues that “When the
Massachusetts court declared a state
constitutional right for same-sex marriage in 2003 and same-sex couples began
to marry in 2004, a historic milestone was reached in American family law.  This was the historical moment” (1-2).  This is how same-sex-marriage start to happen
in two thousand and three, where people that are of the same sex and in a
relationship, declare they want to get married just like a man and a woman
would.  Over the years, all states
changed their law for the same-sex-marriage making it legal.  Same-sex marriage gets priority adoption, are
the victim of hate crimes having a target on their back and are emotional
problems as well as mental health issues.
            Over the years, U.S. political system
has done a lot about same-sex marriage.  For example, on May 17, 2004, Massachusetts is
the first U.S. state to enact same-sex marriage succeeding the Supreme Judicial
Court’s decision in Goodridge department of public health.  Just like in Hawaii decision, the
certification of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts caused a reaction from
antagonists of same-sex marriage that resulted in more rightful limits being
inscribed into state bills and constitutions.  The movement to gain marriage rights for
same-sex couples increased gradually from that period until in late 2014
lawsuits had remained brought in all states that quietly rejected marriage
certifications to same-sex pairs. 
            Back then in 1996, the U.S. made a
law called the Defense of Marriage act where it means marriage for federal
points as the combination of one man and one woman and permitted the states to
refuse to accept same-sex marriages arranged under the laws of other states.  This law was in introduced on May 7, 1996, to
the house then it committee on to the Judiciary.  After that it passes the house on July 12,
1996, then it passes the Senate on September 10, 1996.  The article, “The Institution of Marriage:
Terminable or Interminable?” by Karasu, Sylvia R states, “It was in 1996 that
President Clinton signed into law the Defense of Marriage Act (D.O.M.A.), which
declared that marriage is between a man and a woman and, most importantly,
determined for the first time, no state had to recognize the marriage laws of
another state.  Advocates for same-sex
married call D.O.M.A. the denial of marriage act” (Sylvia, 2001, p .7-8).  The U.S. political system has acted on
same-sex marriage by creating laws to avoid them from happening.
            The U.S. Supreme Court act to bring down section three
from the Defense of Marriage Act which stopped the federal government from
acknowledging any marriages between lesbian or gay couples to federal laws or
programs, even if those couples are well-thought-of legally married by their
home state.  The other important section
of DOMA makes it so that single states do not legally have to recognize the
relationships of lesbian and gay pairs who were married in another state. Just
the section that exchanged with federal gratitude was reigned unconstitutional.
 In the article, “Background of the Issue
Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?” It states, “On Apr. 28, 2015, the US
Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges over whether or not
gay marriage is a right guaranteed by the US Constitution, and whether or not
gay marriages performed in states where it has been legalized must be
recognized in states which ban the practice” (ProCon.Org).  After the U.S. Supreme Court heard that
argument they ruled same-sex marriage is a right protected by the U.S.
constitution in all the United States. 
            As of today, the President Donald
Trump can’t do anything about same-sex marriage.  In the could engage additional moderate
justices.  Even if he could do, that is
very small chance the court would make it happen because same-sex marriage has
progressively increased in society approval. One thing that Present Donald
Trump could do is inverse several Obama executive decisions that privileged
same-sex pairs on problems such as federal benefits but lately he has not
proposed he would.  Although if he acted,
his judgments could be disputed in the law court.
            One group that is very well known is
the LGBT.  The LGBT stands for lesbian,
gay, bisexual, and transgender.  The LGBT
is a Community that would strongly disagree with my saying because they think
there should be fairness between marriages.  The LGBT believes, anyone should have the
right to marry and love regardless of.  As
of now they still protest around the states and trying in other countries.  In other countries like Australia, England and
China have no rights at all. In the article, “LGBT Rights Around The World”
states that 45% of LGBT in England has to be harassed about their sexuality and
about 48% gay workers haven’t say anything about being gay” (LGBT right around
the world).  This shows how LGBT are operating
around the world and being much more harassed in other countries in here in the
United States.  Many LGBT people in other
states are afraid to say what sexuality they really are.  In the article, “Same-Sex Marriage Strengthens
the Institution of Marriage” by John Gustav-Wrathall.  He states, “Marriage is about love, family,
and commitment—for everyone.  If we look
at the specifics of how marriage strengthens and protects loving commitments
and provides a more secure framework for home and family, we’ll see how and why
extending the social recognition and the legal protections of marriage to
same-sex couples strengthens everyone’s families.”  This shows that same-sex marriage is about
love and family, it does not matter if you are of a different sexuality.  In the end, all that matters is the love you
got from the partner and your family.  That’s
what the LGBT believe as well to show people everyone should be treated
            For many years and in many countries
same-sex marriage was ignored not tolerated by many. It took a few years and
after many debates, Spain legalized same-sex marriage on July 03, 2005. After
many years under the governmental control of Gen. Francisco Franco and the
Roman Catholic Church who so quickly put the ban on gay marriage.  Once the Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez
Zapatero became the leader of the nation’s socialist party he immediately began
the campaign for this world-wide issue. 
            In our society adopting is very
strict with a man and woman relationship, but in same-sex marriage, they get
priority to adoption.  They get priority
adoptions for plausible reasons they are unable to procreate.  This causes discomfort to the heterosexual
couples who are also trying to adopt a child because people will feel bad about
the same-sex couples because they cannot have their own child.  The article, “Children in Same-Sex Marriages”
by Solodnikov V. V. and A. M. Chkanikova states, “Same-sex parents make use of
the same tactics—very likely out of the best of intentions—when they have to
arrange their children’s interaction with the outside world. Preference is
given to association with children from same-sex families; the parents keep
quiet about their propensities in school, when they take their child to a
psychologist, and so on” (58-59).  This
means that a child adopted by a same-sex married couple will most
possibly to have it challenging
on them.  For instance, when going to school,
kids will make fun of them or ask where’s your mom or dad? They will also say
why do you have two moms or two dads? Making the child feeling uncomfortable
and not knowing what to say because some kids will accept and understand but
the other kids would not.
            Same-sex marriages are more likely to
have a big target on their back.  Meaning
that with them expressing their love or rights they are subject to being
targets of criticism, hated, and potential danger.  The article, “Are Gay Marriage Opponents Being
Bullied” by Tim Holbrook is about people targeting gay marriage by saying
horrible stuff and people are getting violent.  Holbrook states, “The lesbian, gay, bisexual,
and transgender community has long had various epithets hurled against its
members.  There are the well-known
“f” and “d” words thrown at those perceived as gay or
lesbian, respectively.  And, of course,
the line “that’s so gay,” which is meant to denigrate something or
someone.”  This shows that people are
being disrespectful to same-sex marriage by cursing at them with hurtful words.  Many Homophobic people in this world are
cruel and cold- hearted.  Homophobic
people is hatred or fear or homosexuals and sometimes leading acts of violence
expression hostility.  There are many
homophobic people that boycott for saying to the same-sex-marriage, which can
lead to an act of violence and get arrested for it.
            Marriage is an extremely spread
practice within a wider society and has many moral issues attached to it.  The article, “Effect of Same-Sex Marriage Laws
on Health Care Use and Expenditures in Sexual Minority Men: A Quasi-Natural
Experiment” by Mark L. Hatzenbuehler is about a study of same-sex-marriage having
increases in metal issues like anxiety. Hatzenbuehler said, “A prospective
study that used data from a nationally representative survey of US adults found
that lesbian, gay, and bisexual respondents living in states that passed
constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage during the 2004 elections
had significant increases in mood, anxiety, and substance disorders” (285).  This shows the same-sex-marriage suffer from
emotional and mental issues.  For
example, same-sex-marriage couple’s health risk is enormously dangerous to
themselves and other also they suffer from depression, anxiety, and anger.  They can be happy and calm one minute and next
thing you know they are crying and they are sad.
            Same-sex-marriage is harmful to
society because many people do not approve of it and it would make things much
worse like people cussing and creating violence.  Same-sex-marriage can get you priority, as in
they could get children much faster than a man and woman.  Same-sex-marriage could lead to people
intimidating them and targeting them with disrespectful words.  It could also lead to emotional and mental
health problems causing them to suffer from issues like depression, anxiety and
anger.  Marriage is a great thing that
can happen to anyone meaning one man and one woman to join their lives
together.  This applies to any human
race, religion or culture.