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Ever since homosexuality was decriminalized in the late 1960s, homosexual have ben struggling for equality in society advocating for same sex marriages. In 2005 the House of Commons enacted a legislation that legalized same sex marriages. Do same sex marriages threaten the existing traditional and cultural conception of the institution of marriage? Are they parallel or in contrast with nature? Should same sex marriages be allowed in this contemporary society? This thesis explores these views in detail.
Clark, Thomas M. “The Problems Of Perry: Exposing The Flaws Of Its Assault On Traditional Marriage.” Human Life Review 37.1/2 (2011): 97-128. Academic Search Premier. Web. 16 Oct. 2012.
It is argued that Perry has stubbed a knife into the traditional institution of marriage as we understand it in this modern age. By legalizing same sex marriages and relating it to the doctrines of traditional marriage institutions, there is the potential risk for the meaning of marriage to grow even further to encompass other associations such as incest, bigamy and other forms of association which will eventually erode the meaning of marriage. What would subsequently follow is the steady separation of marriage and intimacy from childbearing, leading to substitution with technological applications and surrogacy commercialization of the institution of marriage. Eventually temptation would lead the state to assigning children to suitable families since biological relationships would no longer have any value to society.
Buccola, Nicholas. “Finding Room For Same-Sex Marriage: Toward A More Inclusive Understanding Of A Cultural Institution.” Journal Of Social Philosophy 36.3 (2005): 331-343. Academic Search Premier. Web. 16 Oct. 2012.
The institution of marriage is a conservative cultural institution that would be emasculated in the event that same sex couples would be acknowledged by the state. The values entrenched in the institution of marriage are intricate because it is formed by culture and acknowledged both in public and private realms. Marriage is described and adheres to formal and informal dictates of a broad range of religious institutions. Religious institutions enjoy a certain amount of autonomy from the state, hence have the authority to ascribe their own understanding and meaning to the value and nature of marriage as a social cultural institution.
Bruce, William. Rev. Marriage A Divine Institution And A Spiritual And Enduring Union Kessinger Publishing, 2004. Print.
Just as the distinction of sexes originated from God, marriage also originated from God as a way to express union and love in the Lord. This is referred to as divine marriage in religious circles. It is argued that from this divine marriage, the universe or the world as we know it today was born. God created man in his own image; there is a reason why man and woman where created, masculine beauty symbolizes Gods wisdom and feminine beauty symbolize love. It is argued that love flows from the woman to the man, hence same sex marriages do not adhere to these religious doctrines.
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Wardle, Lynn D. Marriage and Same-Sex Unions: A Debate. Westport, Conn: Praeger, 2003. Print. Bottom of Form
History alone can not be a sufficient reason to sustain traditional marriage regulations. But history should play an integral part in any thoughtful arguments for the sustenance’s of traditional marriage institutions. The persistent argument about the source, nature, and rationale of marriage should be the initial point for any logical debate about the modesty of recognizing same sex marriages. Especially when it involves very tender and critical topic of marriage, we must amend and emend culturall ethical teachings only with sufficient trepidation, elongated explanation, and only with full exposure of what is actually at stake on both divides of the debate.
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