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Department
Modes Of Reasoning
Course
MODR 1760
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Winter

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stGay Marriage Is Bad for EveryoneBy Jean SaidnonArgument and Argumentation 1 Edition 2008Although the Canadian government has legalized gay marriage we believe that this is a mistake and should be rescindedThe legalization of gay marriage will harm the entire populationSanctioning such unions will be harmful on three groundsIt will undermine the concept of marriage as a permanent commitment it will harm the children of gay marriages and it will harm society by changing its view of marriage as an institution for procreationAllowing gay marriage will undermine the very notion of marriageSince the time of the Old Testament marriage has meant the lifelong union of one man and one woman making a commitment to create a familyThat is what it means todayChanging the definition of marriage to include homosexuals will fundamentally change the nature of the commitmentMost people recognize that homosexuals are far more promiscuous than heterosexualsThey will bring this into their unions and this will affect heterosexual marriages by weakening the commitment that partners are expected to have to one anotherMoreover if we allow the term marriage to apply to homosexual unions then there is nothing to prevent it applying to unions of more than two people Allowing homosexual unions will be unhealthy for the children in gay familiesSome lesbian couples will have children through anonymous sperm donations and this will deprive the children of knowing one of their biological parentsMore significantly the homosexual lifestyle is one that is characterized by high rates of drug use depression suicide promiscuity and sexually transmitted diseasesChildren will be exposed to these situations affecting their sense of self and increasing the likelihood of their becoming homosexual drug dependent depressed and sexually promiscuous Finally allowing gay marriage sends the message that marriage is about intimacy not the development of familyIn all western societies the government supports the family as the basis perpetuating society by treating marriage as the legitimate means for raising childrenRedefining marriage as a union of intimacy rather than one for the purpose of procreating and raising children will undermine the stability of marriage and the commitment to propagating future generations and will thereby undermine the stability of society as a whole 1 2 Althoughthe Canadian government has legalized gay marriagewe believe that this is a3 mistake and the legalization of gay marriageshould be rescindedThe legalization of gay 4 5 marriage will harm the entire populationSanctioning such unions will be harmful on three grounds 6 7 It will undermine the concept of marriage as a permanent commitmentit will harm the children of 8 gay marriages and it will harm society by changing its view of marriage as an institution for procreation9 Allowing gay marriage will undermine the very notion of marriageSince the time of the Old10 Testament marriage has meant the lifelong union of one man and one woman making a commitment to11 12 create a familyThat is what it means todayChanging the definition of marriage to include homosexuals will fundamentally change the nature of the commitmentMost people recognize that13 14 homosexuals are far more promiscuous than heterosexualsThey will bring this into their unions and 1516 this will affect heterosexual marriagesthis will affect heterosexual marriages by weakening the17 commitment that partners are expected to have to one anotherMoreover if we allow the term marriage to apply to homosexual unions then there is nothing to prevent it applying to unions of more than two people18Allowing homosexual unions will be unhealthy for the children in gay familiesSome lesbian19 20 couples will have children through anonymous sperm donations and having children through anonymous sperm donationthis will deprive the children of knowing one of their biological parents 21 More significantly the homosexual lifestyle is one that is characterized by high rates of drug use 22 depression suicide promiscuity and sexually transmitted diseasesChildren will be exposed to these23 situationsthereby being exposed to these situations will affect their sense of self and being exposed 24 to these situations will increase the likelihood of their becoming homosexual drug dependent depressed and sexually promiscuous25Finally allowing gay marriage sends the message that marriage is about intimacy not the development26 of familyIn all western societies the government supports the family as the basis perpetuating society
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