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Mostreligionsconsiderhomosexualityasin.Virtuallyevery
religionintheworld,includingthemajoronesinthiscountry,
considerhomosexualityunacceptable.Itisoffensiveandaswipeto
thereligiousfreedomofthemajoritytohavetorecognizea
relationshiptheyconsidersinful.ThelegalsystemintheUnited
StatesevolvedoutofthelawscontainedintheBible.Weshouldn't
goevenfarthertoteardownthoselaws.
Itwouldweakenthedefinitionandrespectfortheinstitutionof
marriage.The50percentdivorceratehasalreadyweakenedthe
definitionofmarriage.Weshouldn'tbetakingfurtherstepsto
definewhatmarriageis.Alawallowinggaymarriagewould
increasethenumberofjokeornonseriousmarriages,suchasa
coupleoffriendswhowanttosaveontaxes.Marriageisthemost
sacredinstitutioninthiscountry,andeverysocietyconsidersitthe
joiningofamanandawoman.Itmakesbiologicalsensesince
onlyamanandwomancanprocreate.
Itwouldfurtherweakenthetraditionalfamilyvaluesessential
tooursociety.Thebuildingblocksofoursocietyandthething
thatmakesitstrongisthetraditionalfamilyofman,woman,and
children.Itiswhathassustainedusthroughtwoworldwars,
terroristattacks,aGreatDepression,andnumerousother
challengesoverthecenturies.Whilefriends&loverscomeandgo,
yourfamilyisalwaysthere.Themainreasonourcultureand
valueshavestartedtocrumbleistheweakeningoffamilies.
Introducinganotherformof"family"wouldonlymakethe
situationworse.
Itcouldprovideaslipperyslopeinthelegalityofmarriage
(e.g.havingmultiplewivesormarryingananimalcouldbe

next).Gayrightsactivistsclaimthatthesemarriagesshouldbe
allowedbecauseitdoesn'thurtanyone,butitcouldstartachain
reactionthatdestroysthewholeideaofmarriage.Ifsomeone
wantstomarryhisdog,whyshouldn'thebeableto?Whatif
someonewantstomarrytheirbrotherorparent?Whatifsomeone
wantstomarrytheirblowupdollorhave10wives?Unlesswe
developsomefirmdefinitionofwhatamarriageis,theoptionsare
endless.Iftheseoptionssoundabsurd,rememberthatallittakesis
afewactivistjudgestousethestatutetoopenthedoor.Itdoesn't
matterif95percentofthepopulationdisagreeswiththepolicy,
onejudgecaninterpretthecasethewayheorshewantsanduse
thedoctrineofstaredecisistoimposealawoneveryone.Doyou
rememberhowtwojudgesinCaliforniarecentlydeclaredthe
PledgeofAllegianceunconstitutional?Ifthedecisionhadn'tbeen
overturned,itwouldhavepreventedmillionsofchildrenfrom
beingabletosaythepledgeeverymorning,despitethefactthat
95+percentofAmericansdisagreedwiththedecision.
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Itconfuseschildrenaboutgenderrolesandexpectationsof
society,andonlyaman&womancanprocreate.Children
learnaboutexpectationsandgenderrolesfromsociety.It's
difficulttoteachtheimportanceandtraditionsofthefamilywhen
suchconfusionisthrustuponthem.Onlyamanandwomancan
bearchildren,andforthousandsofyears,aman&womanheaded
householdhascarriedgenerationsofpeoplethroughlife.
Thegaylifestyleisnotsomethingtobeencouraged,asalotof
researchshowsitleadstoamuchlowerlifeexpectancy,
psychologicaldisorders,andotherproblems.Studiesshowthat
homosexuals,foravarietyofreasons,havelifeexpectanciesof
approximately20yearslessthanthegeneralpopulation.Justlikea
lifestyleofsmoking,drinking,etc.,unhealthylifestylesshouldbe
discouraged.