Gay Marriage: An Equality Too Far

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Marriage is the voluntary union for life of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others. It is about two people who love each other but it is more than that. This book covers the argument and ten reasons why traditional marriage should be defended.
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  • Category: Essay » Sociology
  • Words: 7,770
  • Language: British English
  • ISBN: 9781311942159
About Terry R. Lynch

Terry Lynch graduated from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth in 2008 with honours as a bachelor of social science and economics from the department of international politics. Studying the course international politics and military history, Terry covered a variety of themes; On War from Carl Von Clausewitz, Saint Thomas Aquinas' just war theology, twenty-first century warfare and others.

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J. P. Kurzitza reviewed on on Oct. 16, 2014

Though this book may be a tad dry, that doesn't make it false or inaccurate. If it does, please point out the falsities rather than spewing personal agendas or biases. The author even says (if anyone actually read through the entire piece) that this isn't an argument for or against gay marriage, simply an argument against the validity of the term "marriage" with regards to same-sex couples. Regardless of what the percentage of homosexuals is, it is still a very, very small minority of the global demographic, which by definition is not the norm--or not normal. That's not being bigoted or intolerant, that's using facts. What I find quite ironic is why the homosexual community goes out of its way to try and be heterosexual. You'd think they'd want to establish there own identity--why use the heterosexual term "marriage" instead of the term union? Why use heterosexual offspring to adopt for themselves instead of simply living happily together as a couple with the knowledge that they can never procreate? Interesting food for thought. The author very plainly and correctly writes (again, if anybody actually read through the entire book), "Equality doesn't mean sameness. Same-sex couples already have the legal rights of marriage available through civil partnerships. So there is no need to redefine marriage on equality grounds. It is perfectly possible to support traditional marriage, while also recognizing the rights of others." Wow....what a load of absolute bigoted hatred and intolerance.....Sheeeeeish.
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Veenstra/Exploited Publishing Inc reviewed on on May 26, 2014

Good use of citations. Getting tired of people using the "Homophobia" term for people that do not agree with certain life styles.
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Patricia Fox reviewed on on May 12, 2014

This trite piece of pious homophobia doesn't deserve one star. A pity that an icon of a steaming heap of excrement isn't an option.

The writing is unpersuasive and there is a vast amount of pure fallacy including the tired whine that homosexuality isn't "normal." In truth, it's less common than heterosexuality but no more abnormal than being left-handed. It occurs in most species. The chief argument is just Roman Catholic dogma about sex being for procreation only, a claim that is not even supported by scripture. Of course lip service is paid to the affectionate bonding for marriage couples but the church also warns of excessive pleasure in sex.

The circular argument maintains sex belongs only in marriage but then refuses marriage to same sex couples. And of course, the Roman Catholic church forbids assisted reproductive measures even to mutually infertile heterosexual couples. Hence it is fine to be gay as long as one is perpetually celibate.

I didn't expect much from this book because the title and the premise transcend mere ignorance into sheer stupidity. The argument as usual boils down to disapproval of homosexuality because it makes the author uncomfortable and he has the archaic dogma of his church for support.

The Windsor ruling has basically made marriage equality the law of the land in the United States. Bigots need to get over it just as opponents of interracial marriage did. Personal biases do not equate to moral thinking or behavior.
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Vyrissi reviewed on on May 10, 2014

Completely agree with Desertphile. Nothing else to say but author's opinion is so offensive I had to say something.
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David Rice reviewed on on May 9, 2014

"Marriage is the voluntary union for life of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others."

No, it is not. Note also that for almost 100% of human history, marriage was not voluntary, and not among merely two people.

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