Gay and Lesbian Marriage: A Contentious Issue
Gay and lesbian (same-sex) marriage remains one of the most contentious issues in today's society. Historically, people avoided same-sex weddings, but gay and lesbian unions are now gaining legal recognition (Gerstmann 1). Same-sex marriage should be prohibited because it violates sacred institutions, impedes procreation, diminishes the importance of parental parents, and induces civil turmoil.
The Religious Perspective
Since two gender marriages are a biblical sanction, same-sex relationships should be prohibited. Various religions, including Christianity and Islam, believe that God created marriage between a man and a woman. For illustration, the Bible prohibits and advocates for capital punishment for lesbianism and homosexuality. According to the Christians, the believers should avoid gay and lesbian acts since they are debauchery and detestable acts (Lombardo 1).
Procreation and Population
Gay and lesbian couples cannot procreate. One of the universal climaxes of human existence is marriage and children bearing (Lombardo 1). The natural conception of a child requires both male and female parents. Hence, the approval of same-sex marriage is likely to cause a dwindling human population.
The Importance of Biological Parents
It is vital for a child to have both a father and a mother. The significance of biological parents is in providing a balance during a kid's developmental stages (Sullins 1). In same-sex marriages, the same gender impacts over the life of a child thus depriving social balance between both sides.
Social Unrest and Health Issues
Besides, same-sex marriages cause social unrest. For illustration, gays and lesbians are more prone to health problems such as psychological disorders and, they have lower life expectancy than heterosexual couples (Sullins 1). Also, the adopted children have confusion in understanding procreation in humans (Sullins 1).
In conclusion, though the issue of same-sex marriage is currently controversial, there are enough reasons to restrict the practice. Marriages between gays and lesbians should be limited since they violate divine sanction of marriage, hinder procreation, deprive adopted kids of their biological parents, and cause social unrest.
Gerstmann, Evan. Same-sex Marriage and the Constitution. Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Lambardo, C. "Disadvantages and Advantages of Same-Sex Marriage | Samsung Galaxy Blog." Samsung Galaxy Blog | TheNextGalaxy.com, 28 Jan. 2016, thenextgalaxy.com/disadvantages-and-advantages-of-same-sex-marriage/.
Sullins, Donald. "Emotional Problems among Children with Same-Sex Parents: Difference By Definition." (2015).