The Struggle For Same Sex Marriage

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The 21st century society has witnessed a huge derailment from the social norms towards deviance by most members regardless of education, age, or ethnicity. Much of the deviance has been attributed to increases democratic space and need for recognition by members of the society as rebels. Worse still is the great feeling that members gain from engaging in activities termed by majority as illegal. The basis for generation of social norms has been laid on political and power struggles. However, whenever deviant groups rise to agitate for their rights in the streets or courts of law, a much bigger problem is seen to be on the offing. One of such deviant behaviors same sex marriages. This group has aggressively agitated for recognition... View More »

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It is through the narration and presentation of factual information about how the society could collapse by letting this deviant behavior exacerbate that we get to realize the stand of the author on the same sex marriage issue.
In this article Glenn asserts that same sex marriage might be instituted by the government in a bid to woo the large population which has gone the deviant way; thus, attracting votes during national elections, but it is inclined into harming the marriage institution. This can be supported by “…marriage and other legal recognitions of same-sex pairings is likely harm to the institution of marriage…” (Glenn, 2004 pp25). According to Glenn, the same sex marriage debate is a debacle that will eventually consume family relationships and shift of crime to the technical level. Through interpretation, Glenn is alluding to the fact that same sex marriage can be used to get the privileges associated with marriage; thus, giving a lee way to increased immigration and fraudulent activities. It is foreseeable that the same sex marriage debate would fuel a re-evaluation of pertinent aspects of the marriage privileges in a bid to reduce the risk posed by this marriage. The article presents a view that rushing to legalize the same sex marriage in a bid to end the debate would do more harm than good. The author agrees with most public opinion that redefining marriage to include heterosexual and homosexual pairing is a bit too radical. This will be like discarding the thousands of years spent following the tradition of heterosexual marriages. The ultimate ...

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