Andrew Sullivan, a former editor of the New Republic, a practicing Catholic and a pioneer writer on gay rights. He presents an argument in favor or supporting legalization of gay marriage. His stance is a common one in our society today but seems to only deal with the lawful side of gay marriage and not the moral side. The plain truth is the people of America are not ready to accept gay marriages. He states that it is not fair for people who do not fit the category of heterosexual marriage to not be entitled to benefits that have previously been reserved for straight married couples.
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Same-sex marriage is an oxymoron
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Same Sex Merriage
In "Gay Marriage, an Oxymoron" Op-Ed, March 23 , Lisa Schiffren argues that marriage is a lifelong compact between partners committed to sexual exclusivity and the creation and nurture of offspring. If this were so, fertile couples who forswear parenthood would surely be deprived of the legal advantages tax treatment, inheritance, employee benefits that "exist to help couples raise children. Schiffren would deny these benefits even to those gay couples whose existence she acknowledges who have children, while paradoxically asserting that "society has wisely chosen not to differentiate between marriages" in granting licenses regardless of a heterosexual couple's child-rearing intentions.
Part of the problem comes with our definitions. If we are willing to call our attraction to the opposite sex a sin, then, I suppose, we should have a right to call the attraction to the same sex a sin. If we cannot control the attraction to persons to whom you are not married and thus believe that the attraction, of itself, is not a sin, I hope we can also recognize that neither is an attraction to the same sex a sin. God does not condemn us for our attractions—whether inborn or acquired in our upbringing—but he expects us to discipline them with the sanctified judgment He gives us. If we do this, we will govern our behavior according to His divine Law of Love and not misrepresent Him by indulging desires out of harmony with that Law.