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Transcript of Same-sex Marriage
same-sex marriage? History Arguments for
same-sex marriage It harms the
tradition of marriage Arguments against
same-sex marriage Catholic Church's view
on same-sex marriage What are your views
on same-sex marriage? The first documented same-sex marriages occurred in the early Roman Empire. They were common and treated the same as heterosexual marriages.
When Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire, same-sex marriages became outlawed and punishable by death.
In 2001, the Netherlands became the first country to allow same-sex marriages.
Since then, ten other countries have allowed marriage equality:
Sweden Marriage has always been between one man and one woman. Slippery Slope If gays are allowed to marry, it will start a downward slope of other perversions.
Polygamy First same-sex marriage
in Spain In 1901, Marcela Gracia Ibeas and Elisa Sanchez Loriga attempted to get married in Galicia, Spain.
Marcela had to take on a male identity in order for their marriage to take place.
Soon after their wedding, it was discovered that Marcela was a woman, and a warrant was issued for their arrest.
The couple managed to escape to Argentina. Statistics (Canada, 2011) There are 64,575 same-sex couple families.
Same-sex couples account for 0.8% of all couples in Canada
21,015 are married and 43,560 are common-law couples.
54.5% of same-sex couples are male and 45.5% are female.
9.4% of same-sex couples have children at home. In conclusion... It's bad for the children Reproduction “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”
“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death.” Leviticus 20:13 Leviticus 18:22 “…neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woolen come upon thee.” Leviticus 19:19 "You may have male and female slaves, but buy them from the nations around you." Leviticus 25:44 “When a woman has a discharge of blood, the impurity of her menstrual period lasts seven days. Anyone who touches her is unclean until evening. Everything on which she lies or sits during her period is unclean. Anyone who touches her bed or anything on which she sits must wash his clothes and bathe in water; he remains unclean until evening." Leviticus 15:19-23 "...but anything living in the water that does not have fins and scales must not be eaten. Such creatures must be considered unclean. You must not eat them or even touch their dead bodies. You must not eat anything that lives in the water and does not have fins and scales." Leviticus 11:10-12 "Do not eat pigs. They must be considered unclean; they have divided hoofs, but do not chew the cud." Leviticus 11:7 "...tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered." They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved." 2357 "They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided." 2358 Catechism of the
Catholic Church “Family is based on the marriage of a man and a woman. This is not a simple social convention, but rather the fundamental cell of every society. Consequently, policies which undermine the family threaten human dignity and the future of humanity itself.” Pope Benedict XVI The main purpose for marriage is to procreate.
It is physically impossible for two people of the same-gender to reproduce.
Human population relies on reproduction. Having same-sex parents can be confusing for a child.
It could influence their sexuality.
They won't develop a sense of 'traditional' gender roles.
They will get bullied by other children. The Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) conducted a poll which showed that 59% of American Catholics support marriage equality, while 41% do not. “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28 “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” Mark 12:31 Legal Rights Medical Benefits Hospital visitation
Important medical decisions Family Benefits Adoption/foster care
Child support, custody, and visitation Employment Benefits Medical insurance through a spouse's employer
Taking family leave to care for an ill spouse
Taking bereavement leave and receiving wages if a spouse passes away Marriage is a basic human right.
Denying anyone the right to make that commitment to someone they love is immoral.
Not allowing same-sex couples to get married is a form of discrimination.
Allowing this discrimination will not allow growth in our society, and will teach children that discrimination is acceptable. It is wrong for straight people to prevent same-sex couples from getting married, when it will not have any negative effect on them or their families. Marriage provides a sense of commitment that is beneficial to a relationship.
It has been proven that marriage provides mental and physical health benefits, and longer lifespans. Children in a same-sex family will suffer from the inequality.
The discrimination and unjust treatment can have harmful psychological effects on them.
Being in a family that is not treated equally in the government can cause a child to feel inferior to their peers.
Knowing their parents are in a strong, committed relationship that is recognized by the government will give children a sense of reassurance. Children US National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study The longest running study on same-sex families, surveyed 78 seventeen year-olds who were raised by lesbian parents. 0% of the children had been physically or sexually abused.
81% of the girls and 91% of the boys were heterosexual.
19% of the girls and 3% of the boys were bisexual.
0% of the girls and 5% of the boys were homosexual.
Their average GPAs were A+ to B-.
The teens expressed that they view their mothers as strong role models. The only effects of marriage equality are the positive outcomes for same-sex couples and families.