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This paper explores the issue of gay marriage considered in terms of natural law. The author cites various sources showing that marriage is a man-made institution and therefore a personal choice. It is further argued that natural law helps guide people to the good, and what is right for them. The paper concludes that there is no harm in allowing gays to marry one another, as most of them just want to live and enjoy their lives and families, just like everyone else.
From the Paper:"Allowing gays to marry or not allowing them to marry is a social issue that is definitely one of the most relevant of any social issue with people today. Despite those who seem strongly opposed to gay marriage 52 percent of voters that were polled by CBS indicated that they would actually consider voting for a presidential candidate that they liked even if he did not share their specific views on gay marriage (Poll, 2004). Those who are opposed to gay marriage are less willing to vote in this way than those who believe in gay marriages (Poll, 2004). "
Sample of Sources Used:
- Aristotle. (360). Nicomachean ethics. W.D. Ross, trans. http://classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/nicoma chaen.html
- Dolhenty, Jonathan, Ph.D. (2003). An overview of natural law theory. The Jonathan Dolhenty Archive. Radical Academy. <http://radicalacademy.com/philnaturallaw.htm>.
- Lawler, Peter Augustine. (2004). More than a contract. National Review.
- Poll: most oppose gay weddings. (28 Feb, 2004). CBSNews.com. <http://www.cbsnews.com/ stories/2004/02/24/national/printable601828.shtml>.
- Stramel, James S. (2005). A philosopher's case for equality. The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide.
Cite this Argumentative Essay:
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