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Is marriage supposed to be between man and woman?

Asked by: Darkluma1020
  • It is the definition of marriage.

    Marriage, by definition, is the consensual, sexual unity of one man and one woman. Seeing as two members of the same sex cannot reproduce, this cannot be considered a sexual union. It's not about what's fair, it's not about whether or not it is a choice, its just what marriage is. I notice that Darkluma1020 on the other side says that marriage is a constitutional, human right, but that's not true. Do rapists have a right to marriage? Do pedophiles have a right to marriage? No. Therefore, marriage is not a right, it is a privilege for those who qualify. Don't pretend that those against gay marriage are denying a basic right to humans.

  • Yes. Marriage is supposed to be between one man and one woman.

    While the majority of people here will disagree with, to no surprise though... Marriage from the beginning of time was supposed to be between one man and one woman. It is no different in todays society. To say it is... Well, that's against God's word.

    Have a nice day! :)

  • Opposite Gender Marriage

    God said to go forth and reproduce, 2 of the same genders cannot reproduce.
    If homosexuality wasn't promoted as much as it is, there would be less of it.
    Same genders get married because they can't get married to an opposite gender.
    Same gender marriages are not love. . .

  • They can have a union, not a marriage

    I am not saying that other sexualites cannot join in a union together, they just need to find their own term for it, because it is not a marriage. Marriage is one man and one woman, it has been that way for thousands of years and i see no reason to change it now.

  • Marriage has been since the beginning of HUMANTIY

    Every since the beginning marriage has been there for one man and one women to unite together in love. This irreplaceable love creates a child which will have the irreplaceable love of both their mother and father. It also create a special sense of responsibility for bringing up our children. Don't people want our next generation to only receive the best? Gay marriage purposely denies children that right.

  • Call it something else

    Marriage has and always will be spiritual first, and an institution ordained by God. If you don't believe that, call it something else. Do not insult the spiritual part of marriage, chasing after lustful desires... Your disbelief does not make the definition of marriage different. It is insulting to all religious faiths. Why? Because marriage is a spiritual union BEFORE it is a civil one.

  • The Way It's Supposes To Be

    Men and women are to be joined in love and marry. Men and Men and Women and Women is not right. For a very long time it has been the opposite genders that are supposed to marry, and that's the way it should be. Reproduction can take place, and have kids.

  • God has told us it is

    Now, I can already know that lots of "No" people are not Christian, mainly because 1 Corinthians 7:2 says:

    But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.

    God makes it known to us that we should marry one of a different gender than our own in MANY verses.

    Http://www.Whatchristianswanttoknow.Com

  • Religion aside the very definition of marriage is that of a man and woman

    When you ask to married your asking to enter into a union of a man and woman. So the gay community is not asking to be "married" they are asking for the definition of marriage to be changed. They don't wish to be defined saying why can't we respect their wishes to be gay. Fine than respect my wishes to retain the definition of marriage. Unfortunately it's not about equality its about supremacy. Like it or not they chose to defy conventional ways and choose to live what thay call an alternative life style. So then why want main stream values if you wAnt alternative life style. Be who you are be alternative have an alternative wedding have a civil union. If you want the tax breaks and such that traditional married couples have then ask for that. But don't ask millions of other people to compromise their beliefs for you and your alternative life style. It's selfish to demand that we all must come round to your wishes and when your ultimate agenda is hidden. We accept you for who you are now accept us for who we are and the values we hold close it's not fare to force your convention on us as we have rights as well. If you dont want a union of a man and a woman you don't want to be married.
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  • It's the definition of marriage

    Marriage is supposed to be between a man and a woman. That is what marriage is. It has nothing to do with Christianity or the Bible. That's just what it is. Does that mean we punish homosexuals? No. Do we force them to change their sexuality no? Of course not! We just don't refer to a same-sex couple as "married". Let them live together if they please. Let them adopt a child if they please. Let them join the army if they please. But don't called them married. Call them together

  • It's love, not gender!

    Marriage is meant to be the union between two people who love each other, not the union between man and woman. If two men or two women love each other, they should marry because they love each other, and they can marry because it's their constitutional right! Don't you think it's so...Inhumane to block out a simple, human right?

  • IMO: Marriage Is A Made Up Concept By Humans and Can Be Easily Have It's Definition Changed.

    In my opinion, Marriage is a made up human concept that was recognized during times where homosexuality was still seen as punishable by death, bisexuality was seen as fake and also punishable, same for pansexuality and asexuality. Because of this, it is commonly believed that marriage was made for a man and a woman when in fact it is really made to keep two people in a romantic relationship partnered with each other by vows, rules and regulations that will bind those to together for as long as it can. Marriage is originally intended to bind two people together romantically but because of the time it was made, a time where LGBT+ were looked and shamed down upon, it is more common and more of a social/human norm for two people of the opposite gender to get married. Also because marriage is made up, it is quite easy to change it from being just between man and woman, nothing is stopping anyone from making marriage not exclusive to heterosexual couples.

  • The bible didn't invent marriage!!

    Marriage predates the bible by over 500 years. Ancient Egyptians had marriages long before the bible came around. They also married gay couples in ancient Egypt! You can't just steal the word marriage from everyone just because the bible happened to mention it. The bible didn't create the concept of marriage, it didn't even invent the word!

  • The bible didn't invent marriage!!

    Marriage predates the bible by over 500 years. Ancient Egyptians had marriages long before the bible came around. They also married gay couples in ancient Egypt! You can't just steal the word marriage from everyone just because the bible happened to mention it. The bible didn't create the concept of marriage, it didn't even invent the word!

  • Do mere definitions have an affect on reality?

    The answer is NO! You are allowed to define your terms however you want, but you can't arbitrarily define reality, because there is no "the" or "correct" definition for a given term because definitions are inventions, why do you think you get multiple definitions for a synthetic word in a dictionary? And so what if Gay Marriage contradicts your preferred definition? It is not a big deal.

    Posted by: FT
  • Love is love

    Love is not limited to gender. If i actually love a dog, then I'll go ahead and marry it, thank you very much.

    Some people argue that same sex cannot reproduce, but would you rather have an orphanage full of sad children, or have same sex marriage where they adopt a child and the world has one less orphan?

  • Of course not!

    Christians do not have a patent on marriage! Love is love. No one chooses who they fall in love with. And to think that people use the argument that same sex marriage shouldn't be allowed because God said to go forth and multiply. I guess people who are infertile aren't allowed to get married either? That is the most absurd argument I have ever heard.

  • Of course not!

    Christians do not have a patent on marriage! Love is love. No one chooses who they fall in love with. And to think that people use the argument that same sex marriage shouldn't be allowed because God said to go forth and multiply. I guess people who are infertile aren't allowed to get married either? That is the most absurd argument I have ever heard.

  • No of course not.

    First off marriage is anything but traditional seeing as how it has been different from culture to culture and from era to era. Even recently marraige has seen major changes. No fault divorse was added and rape within a marriage has become illegal. Also just because something is traditional doesnt mean you should keep it. In the south slavery was "traditional" but that didnt stop us from banning it.

  • Marriage has two components.

    Legal and ceremonial/religious

    Legal marriage is a matter of civil law - and must be equally accessable

    Ceremonial/religious - is a matter for individual(s) and organizations.

    The Unitarian church has preformed same sex ceremonies for a very long time. Your typical Christian church may never preform them. Regardless, as long as government is involved, it must be fair.

    Posted by: TBR

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