Gay Marriages1

Today in society there are many pressures put upon people by others and their beliefs. One of the major pressures it puts on people is the pressure of homosexuality and whether it is right or wrong. Homosexuality is on the rise in the United States as well as many other countries around the world. Along with the rise of homosexuality is the rise of marriages that are taking place in these socially incorrect relationships. Throughout the country and in other countries there has been a numerous increase in the marriages of homosexuals. Same sex marriages defy the laws of Christianity, and it is immoral in the eyes of society. Homosexuality in all countries has been looked down upon and sometimes condemned. This opposition stems from the Holy Bible. The couple in the Garden of Eden was a man and a woman, not two men or two women. If God intended two men or two women to be together he would have put two men or women in the Garden of Eden, giving them both the ability to have children or to reproduce with the same sex, but that didn’t happen. God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve, for the procreation of life. God wanted man and woman to reproduce with one another in order for the human race to continue. In the bible days, Jesus Christ did a lot of teaching about marriages and the sacred bond involved between a man and a woman. The word marriage means a bond or a lifetime commitment between a man and a woman. Aside from heterosexual marriages being socially and moral correct, men and women are complimentary to one another. As I said before marriage is a bond between two consenting adults of the opposite sex. It has also been stated that the basic building block of society is a strong family.
The family as a institution begins very simple; two people meet, start dating, then as time goes on they get married, then the couple has a child. Heterosexual marriage has also been known as the best environment for the upbringing of children. Studies show that most children who are brought up in a household with a mother and a father are more productive in school and their social life. The environment which offers children the best opportunity to achieve optimal development is one comprised of their biological mother and father or a married male and female. It is in the child\'s best interest that this environment be fostered and protected. Children do best when they have the personal involvement and material support of a father and a mother and when both parents fulfill their responsibility to be loving providers.
Studies also show that children brought up in homosexual households have the tendency to have more problems in school, work, and finding friends who don’t look at them differently. Children have a fundamental liberty interest in receiving the care, companionship and society of both of their natural parents. At birth, a child has no material possessions and no hope of independent survival. Whether it is biological, or psychological, the bilateral bond that unites a mother and father to their child is all that ensures its survival. A child’s adolescent years are very influential what type of adult the child turns out to be in the future. A child’s morals are instilled from a young age. Same sex marriages can not instill any morals or values in a young child. In order for a child to learn, he or she must be in an environment for them to learn and a same sex marriage is not one. Same sex marriages only cause conflict, confusion, and problems for the child, some problems for the parents too. Same sex marriage can cause discrimination, discomfort, and heartache; that’s why it is considered immoral and defiant in the eyes of society.

There are many states throughout the United States trying to keep homosexuals from getting married all together. On September 21, 1998 President Clinton signed a bill denying federal recognition of same-sex marriages, and that it was no mistake. It is not a great political issue for Clinton but it did anger his loyal gay constituency. Clinton has long been on record as saying he