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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Homosexual Marriage Isn’t the Same

Throughout millennia of history, the biggest stabilizing force of society has been a family unit consisting of a husband, wife, and children. This arrangement creates the perfect team to provide the physical, emotional, and financial support that children need to have good moral character and grow up to be productive members of society. Liberals claim that allowing homosexual marriage will not change this; they say that gay marriages can perform all of the same functions as a traditional marriage, but that is simply not true.

Because same-sex marriage is such a new concept, the studies that have been conducted on the subject are very recent. The Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage. A study conducted there found that, “homosexual men who are in partnered relationships have an average of eight sexual partners per year outside of the primary relationship. . . Of married heterosexuals, 75 percent of the men and 85 percent of the women report never having had extramarital sex.” This study proves that there is a big difference between the heterosexual culture of relationships and the homosexual culture of relationships. Clearly, homosexual marriage cannot be the stabilizing force that it claims.

This culture of unfaithfulness will not stay isolated to homosexual couples. All marriages that are officially sanctioned contribute to the image marriage has as an institution. This affects everyone who enters into marriage. In his book called Truth Overruled, Ryan Anderson says that allowing homosexual marriage into the marriage institution will make all married people “more receptive to sexually open relationships, or temporary ones, or multiple-partner ones, as their fancies dictate.” Marriage has been and always should be about creating a stable environment in which to raise children and instill them with values and character. Homosexual marriage will never provide this environment.

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