HOMOSEXUAL & HETEROSEXUAL MARRIAGEPaper Rating: Word Count: 1043 Approx Pages: 4
For centuries, marriage has been the basis for not only a strong family but also a strong society. This is all by way of saying that the definition of marriage itself has not changed much for many thousands of years, all over the world. Men and women live together, as a couple, produce children, and raise them ”creating within society another society in miniature. In fact, we can define the family in this way: a small society within society. However, "same-sex marriage threatens to subvert not only the establishment of marriage but very the foundation of civilization.
Is same-sex marriage really marriage? Marriage, heterosexual coupling, ultimately produces offspring, which furthers the survival of the species, and sets the social framework for moral and civil responsibility. Heterosexual marriage is not merely a social construct: it is, rather, a necessary biological act that is expressed socially. In modern societies, marriage and ultimately family have their own unique responsibilities as well as rewards. Children, until they reach adulthood, and wives, whether they are widowed or divorced, enjoy certain financial, social, and legal rights that are unavailable to single adults. It is not that being single is