Con: Should homosexuals be given the right to marry?

Gay marriage should not become legal because of the negative impact it would have on the American society.

A recent ruling by the activist Massachusetts Supreme Court found that the law should “apply equally” to everybody in regards to “whether and whom to marry, how to express sexual intimacy, and whether and how to establish a family…”

The ruling in essence is what most proponents of gay marriage believe: The American public has no right whatsoever in establishing a set of standards for the government to follow in regulating marriage.

This would not just open the door for same-sex marriage, but it would allow for polygamy to become legal, causing social turmoil and backlash.

As with polygamy, legalized same-sex marriages would create confusion for children who are already becoming increasingly bombarded with sexuality at an early age.

Even more disturbing is the impact homosexual marriages would have on children who grow up in same-sex households. A recent study in Australia showed weaker academic performance, identity problems and problems in social setting. The latest Gallup polls show that 59 percent of Americans believe gay marriages should not be valid.

Gay marriages would be detrimental to society and should remain illegal. Marriage should be between one man and one woman, just as it was been for centuries.