Marriage 05

TOPIC

The pros and cons of gay marriage

Essay

◆ Pros
 Although some people are against gay marriage, I am for it for the three following reasons.
 The first reason is that gay marriage can preserve the essence of marriage which is that two people unite and support each other in whether good or bad times and grow a happy family. Even if the gender of the couple is the same, it will not affect the essence of marriage. Gay couples can unite and support each other through the good and bad times, grow a happy a family.
 The second reason is that it is just an old-fashioned parochial idea that a couple must consist of a man and a woman. There is no logical reason for it. In 21st century, we cannot let that kind of obsolete illogical way of thinking deprive us of our freedom.
 The third reason is that the only actual consequence of gay marriage is that at least one of the parents cannot be their children’s biological one. Therefore, if gay marriage is to be banned, so must be adoption and single mother or father. However adoption and single parent are allowed now. Therefore gay marriage must be allowed too.
 As I mentioned, for the aforementioned reasons, I am for gay marriage.
(209 Words)

◆ Cons
 Although some people are for gay marriage, I am against it for the three following reasons.
 The first reason is that it is stipulated that a married couple should consist of a husband and a wife and a husband must be a man and a wife must a woman. It has been decided this way since many, many years ago. We must conserve the tradition and should not change it thoughtlessly.
 The second reason is that there is no need for gay couples to get married. If gay couples want to live together forever, they can. If they want to have children, they can. There is no need to change the law just for gay couples, because without getting married they can do almost the same things which married couple can do.
 The third reason is that the children of gay couples are likely to be subjected to discrimination and bullying. Gay couples are still not common and some people have prejudice against them. It is cruel for their children if they are discriminated or bullied due to that their parents are gay because it is not the fault of their children, who cannot choose their parents, who has not chosen to be a child of gay couple.
 As I mentioned, for the aforementioned reasons, I am against gay marriage.
(223 Words)

Date:July 13, 2013

メモ

◆ トピック:同性婚の賛否

賛成派では、
「同性婚でも結婚の本質を守れる」
「カップルは男女であるべきと言うのは、古臭い偏狭的な観念論にすぎない」
「同性婚がもたらす唯一の結果は、少なくとも片方の親が、子供の生みの親になれない、という点だけなので、同じく、少なくとも、どちらか一方が生みの親でない、養子や、シングルペアレントも禁止しないと、辻褄が合わない」
の3つを、キーアイディアに書いてみました。

反論としては、
「多くの法の下では、結婚カップルは、男女であることが本質なので、同性婚では、その本質を、守れないのでは?」
「それでも、伝統的にそう決まっている事なので、その伝統を守るべきでは?」
「養子やシングルペアレントは、やむ負えない事情でそうなった場合が多く、同性婚は、自らの意思でそうしようとしているので、同じには出来ないのでは?」
などが考えられます。

反対派は、
「多くの法の下では、結婚カップルは、男女であると決められている」
「結婚しなくても、結婚したカップルと同じように生きることはできる」
「同性婚の子供は、差別やいじめにさらされる可能性が高い」
の3つを、キーアイディアに書いてみました。

反論としては、
「昔と今では状況が違うので、時代に合わせて法も変えていくべきでは?」
「だったら、同性婚も認めていいのでは?」
「それは、差別をする側、いじめをする側の、心の問題なので、同性婚を禁止する理由にはならないのでは?」
などが考えられますね。