Turek Same Sex Marriage p.

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Make a distinction of your approval for the person rather than the behavior

4% of homosexuals get married (citation?) Homo‟s are looking for normalization and validation They don‟t want monogamous relationships

What if it happened? Massachusetts 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Parents aren‟t allowed to know when homosexuality is taught in school (k-12) $700k of taxpayer money goes to homo advocate groups Businesses must now give benefits to same sex couples Businesses must perform weddings for them Adoption agencies must now provide children to homosexuals

Catholic churches as a result closed, taking with them charities and soup kitchens

Why should the state endorse natural marriage? (hetero)

When our families are strong our country is strong When our families are weak our country is weak

Promotes public goods Domesticates men Protects women Provides nurturing environment for children

Natural marriage is our national immune system When our marriages are healthy our country is healthy Fatherlessness is the second most crippling social problem

Why should the state NOT endorse same-sex marriage?

Government‟s only choices 1) 2) 3) Prohibit Permit Promote

In countries with same-sex marriage, natural marriage is down and illegitimacy is up Stanley Kurtz qt. Children become „trophies‟ to same-sex couples

Objections Born that way 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) How do you know? If there is a gay gene,.. how is that gene passed on? Why are you choosing to go against the design of your body… if you were designed with those feelings Nature or nurture? Behavior, not desire, is the issue Desires do not excuse behavior We were all born with a desire to behave badly The principled restraint of destructive desires is called “civilization”

Should humans act on every feeling or desire they have? NO

Otherwise, all genetically influenced behaviors should be endorsed by the government.

Marriage is not a right it‟s an endorsement

Sexual Desires ≠ Legal Rights

Questions to Ask 1) 2) 3) What is the primary purpose of government? What would the effects on society if everyone lived faithfully in natural marriage? What would be the effects on society if everyone lived faithfully in same-sex marriage?

Homosexuals and Heterosexuals Relationships are not the same, can never be the same, and can never provide the same benefits to individuals or society, we hurt everyone by pretending otherwise.

Sexual behavior is always a choice, race never is You will meet former homo‟s not a former African American

What about no children in natural marriage? Same-sex marriage never result in children Natural only has a possibility

Discrimination All laws discriminate… but they discriminate against behaviors not persons Your identity is not based on your sexuality (homo, hetero), but gender is

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