Marriage has been one of the latest hard hitting debates because of the impact it would have in our society, politics, and family values. Since the beginning of time, marriage has always been seen as the union of a man and a woman. In the bible in the book of Mark chapter 10 verses 6-9, it clearly states the union of marriage between a man and a woman and that no man put asunder to it. The union of marriage has always been praised by many cultures around the world, and has also been recognized as significant or official by the national government, but now this very unification is being diluted and disgraced by many people who think that this bond between man and woman is insignificant. This movement to change the definition and value of marriage between a man and a woman is morally wrong if you believe in Christianity, bad for family values, bad for society, and bad for marriage.
Marriage between man and woman is the most structured form of family style because there is a balance of the sexes that complement each other, and because it also involves masculine behaviors and feminine behaviors that are important for role modeling for children. The other advantage of a heterosexual couple is that when a family is raised, there is absolute clearness in who is the biological parents, where as in a gay marriage who will teach the appropriate behaviors to the children if any, and how will they justify the existence of their children when adopted or when created by a surrogate mother? In addition, gay marriage will affect our understanding of human relations and institutions because of the different issues like divorce, affairs, health benefits, and psychological problems impacted on the children who are raised in this kind of atmosphere. The other consequence of gay marriage would be the distortion of the definition of marriage itself (Benne and McDermott). For thousands of years it has been understood that marriage was between a man and a woman, and that it included a concept of commitment and with gay marriage sexual fidelity would be detached from the commitment of marriage because it doesn't consist of a man and woman.
The other issue with gay marriage is that children have more difficulty adjusting to their gender, and when they are going through their teens (Benne and McDermott). Gay marriage or unity encourages a life style behavior that can lead to STDs, drugs, depression, HIV, and suicide, according to (Benne and McDermott). Children in these types of families might also be more frequently molested in comparison to straight couples and have a hard time with the peer pressure from other kids which may make them more likely to experience depression and turn to drugs for acceptance and tolerance of their gay parents. According to Child Trends, research has showed that a family by two biological parents matters a lot to children. Moreover, according to a scientific study in 1991, among 12 ...