Arguments opposing same-sex marriage are often made on religious grounds. In Studies 1 and 2, we discovered that the relationship between religiosity and opposition to same-sex marriage was mediated by explicit sexual prejudice. In Study 3, we saw that the mediating effect of sexual prejudice was linked to political conservatism. Finally, in Studies 4a and 4b we examined the ideological underpinnings of religious opposition to same-sex marriage in more detail by taking into account two distinct aspects of conservative ideology.
The strongest argument against same-sex marriage: traditional marriage is in the public interest
Ten Arguments From Social Science Against Same-Sex Marriage
I am a philosophy and ethics professor. I like to have my students vote to pick which specific ethical issues we will discuss. The last time I taught the course, gay marriage was one of the topics selected. I adapted and developed that argument for use in class—here it is, in a nutshell. In effect married couples are subsidized by the rest of society. Why should this be so? A good reason to subsidize married couples has to do with procreation.
Same-Sex Marriage Debate: The Arguments & Rebuttals
Prior to their decision, same-sex marriage was already legal in 37 states and Washington DC, but was banned in the remaining Proponents of legal gay marriage contend that gay marriage bans are discriminatory and unconstitutional, and that same-sex couples should have access to all the benefits enjoyed by different-sex couples. Opponents contend that marriage has traditionally been defined as being between one man and one woman, and that marriage is primarily for procreation. Read more background….
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ignited a nationwide debate in late when it ruled that the state must allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. Almost overnight, same-sex marriage became a major national issue, pitting religious and social conservatives against gay-rights advocates and their allies. Over the next year, the ensuing battle over gay marriage could be heard in the halls of the U. Congress, in dozens of state legislatures and in the rhetoric of election campaigns at the national and state level.