Gay Marriage in the US This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

     As you may know, gay marriage is one of the most controversial subjects today. I happen to disagree with gay marriage and here's why. I've seen gay people, on TV and in real life, and I have no problem with them but I don't like the idea of them getting married. Take for example last year at Disneyland when there was a gay activist party. Guys were kissing and performing sexual acts in public, not even caring who saw them. If I were a parent, I wouldn't want my kids exposed to things like that. This is a family theme park and to expose the public to their personal life is wrong.

Also, gay marriage is unconstitutional. America was built on the Constitution. I wonder what our founding fathers would say about gay marriage. Gay marriage is also against most religions and isn't same-sex marriage against God's plan? I also think that the towns that married gays should have the book thrown at them. Take Multnomah County, OR. They gave out something like 200 marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The law has not been changed yet so why does Multnomah marry them? It's just like saying "Well, the speed limit is 50 but I feel like going 90." It's no different, it's total anarchy and it's wrong.

I was taught by my parents to be a good person and obey the rules no matter if it was in my house or the world. Gay marriage is against the law and that is why I disagree with it.

Editor's Note: Though there has been talk of a Constitutional ban on gay marriage, it is not currently technically unconstitutional.

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LaRomanichelle said...
Mar. 17, 2015 at 6:20 pm
1. You say you have no problem with gay people, yet you don't want them to have the same rights as you. 2. If it's wrong for homosexuals to display affection publicly, is it wrong for heterosexuals to do the same? I saw two straight people doing the do on the transit before. And yet, straight people can still marry. 3. Where, in the Constitution, does it mention marriage at all? Let alone gay marriage? 4. Using that logic, you also support slavery. Afté
RightWingExtremist replied...
May 9, 2015 at 2:58 pm
1. Marriage is not a civil right 2. Heterosexuals and Homosexuals should be held to same standards of public decency. 3. You are correct, but remember, that's a double-bladed ax 4. What does gay marriage have to do with slavery? You're saying because he does not support gay marriage, he's pro-slavery? What kind of "logic" are you following?
dsturnea2015 said...
Mar. 10, 2015 at 6:32 pm
Last but not least, I can strongly assume that you do not know a single gay person, nor have had a conversation to someone with a different sexual orientation. One scene of "Public display of affection" should not alter ones opinion. There are thousands of gay people in the United States, many are in and out of the closet, therefore there is no certain number. If you don't have a problem with gay people in real life or television, then why are you against them marrying? Duality is expired in... (more »)
dsturnea2015 said...
Mar. 10, 2015 at 6:26 pm
So sorry, but strong opinions are magnetic to strong opinionated rebuttals. Exceeding speed limits are indeed unlawful. Not anarchy. Anarchy is without government. Speed limits do not impose anarchy. And as the editors have confirmed: gay marriage is not technically unconstitutional, therefore no law is broken and it is not anarchy.
dsturnea2015 said...
Mar. 10, 2015 at 6:21 pm
I agree with when you say that the people kissing in public isn't appropriate simply because you and I must share pet peeves on public display of affection, as do many. A lot of us can agree on that. Gay or straight, public display of affection is sketchy. As noted by the editor, gay marriage is not unconstitutional. When you state that gay people should, "have the book thrown at them," you seem pretty political and religious altogether (I apologize greatly if that seems rude, I have no int... (more »)
Boomer671 said...
Mar. 2, 2015 at 5:30 am
I disagree. For one thing, you've directed the whole sexual activity thing to only the gays, it would be no different if it were to be a bunch of straight people performing those sexual acts. I'm pretty sure no parents would want their kids to see that too. Remember, there is a separation of church and state when it comes to the constitution and declaring same sex "unconstitutional" because of religion is unconstitutional itself. There are various religions that reside. Everyone has different ... (more »)
dsturnea2015 replied...
Mar. 10, 2015 at 6:44 pm
I strongly agree with the suggestion to vote. Alot of people who are against gay marriage actually do not know any gay people. They have never actually engaged in a conversation with a gay person. It just shows that people are afraid of things they are not comfortable or acquainted with.
kmmy0206 said...
Feb. 24, 2015 at 7:46 pm
Although, I respect your beliefs, I do not believe that YOUR PERSONAL beliefs should dictate whether an ENTIRE group of people should or should not get married. What puts your beliefs on top of others? Nothing. By legalizing gay marriage, it is giving homosexuals a choice of marriage. A choice that nobody has a right to deprive them of. Gay marriage is a choice, and if you do not support it-don't. But also don't try to deprive others of happiness. Love is Love. No mater what sexual orientation t... (more »)
ISeetheStars said...
Jan. 27, 2015 at 2:42 pm
I totally agree with this. Even thou you may love someone of the same sex it does not mean that you have to display it to the public, let alone in front of a bunch of kids. Yes, later in life they will be exposed to that, but does it have to be a Disney land? A family oriented place? Uh, no. Plus, i think it's the parents job to teach their kid right and later on learn that stuff. Not from someone else.
FeelingRandom said...
Jan. 21, 2015 at 2:43 am
By saying that you don't like the idea of kids being exposed to personal lives, you are also saying that you don't like the idea of a heterosexual couple kissing in public. I am pretty sure that doesn't bother you. Also you mentioned what our founding fathers would say. They would disagree with many ideas that are considered normal today. They feared diversity in a way. Look at the US now. An idea in the beginning is always considered weird or wrong at first. In other words, I disagree with you.
readlovewrite said...
Nov. 18, 2014 at 7:25 pm
I have to say that I disagree with you, but I am curious why it matters to you who a person chooses to love and marry. You say in your first paragraph that gays should not expose the public to their PERSONAL LIVES, so where do you draw the line between a personal decision and a governmental decision?
Haleybearmonton This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 14, 2014 at 2:30 pm
You just put into words exacally what i was thinking. (:
Niyaroo This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 6, 2014 at 9:11 pm
I agree with you; gay marriage is wrong and scripturally condemned, but if you want someone to understand that, you show them what the bible says in love.
runandgoThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 28, 2015 at 11:55 pm
The Bible also says that eating pork and shellfish is a sin, and that you can be stoned to death for wearing clothes woven from two different types of thread. Please stop twisting the words of the Lord to fit your own purposes. Many things in the Bible are no longer relevant. You know what is? The main messages of the Bible - Jesus is the Son of God, and love thy neighbor.
ashthenerd1This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 13, 2017 at 1:14 pm
@runandgo I totally agree. It says all kinds of outdated stuff, like how women can be stoned to death for just about anything if a man wants it to be so. You can't twist the words, but you have to apply them to our modern world. If I marry, I don't want to be divorced because I burn his dinner! Some parts of the Bible, religiously important as they may be, cannot be applied word for word.
starwarsstarkid This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 22, 2014 at 9:49 pm
I disagree with you, Dan. I'm going to address your arguments in the same order you presented them. I'm guessing that you won't feel so strongly if heterosexuxal couples were making out in Disneyland. I don't know this for sure, since you didn't mention it, but I think that's a safe guess. Anyway, to say "to expose the public to their personal life is wrong" is rather confusing to me. Isn't that what celebrities do all the time, sharing details about thems... (more »)
Canadotas This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 10, 2014 at 8:56 pm
You have nothing wrong with gay people? Your entire piece speaks against that. Look, I don't care whether you support it or not. I'll argue for the extension of rights as much as I can, but your opinions are as valid of mine. But one's opinion does not constitute denying people rights. Furthermore, if people love each other, their displays should not threaten children. Displays of pure love are good for children in this world where the only threat to the sanctity of marriage is the h... (more »)
CharleyLatta said...
Jun. 23, 2014 at 1:53 pm
You said: "Gay marriage is against the law and that is why I disagree with it." so if you lived in Massachusetts, where it is legal, you would agree with it?
Love2Read72 said...
May 18, 2014 at 7:38 pm
Ever heard of the Establishment Clause? Separation of Church and State.
Love2Read72 replied...
May 18, 2014 at 7:46 pm
That sounded rude. Personally, I think that you should be able to express your opinion, but I also think that before you post an article you should check you facts first, because gay marriage is constitutional, and laws can't be made based on religion. Also, what our founding fathers think about any issue isn't relavant because the Constitution is a living document, so it can be amendended so that the law can change with society.
VeganFeminist_Writer said...
May 17, 2014 at 11:19 pm
Many people in the comments are saying that they kindly respect your opinion. I don't. I won't respect someone's opinion when it is destructive and harmful to a group of innocent people. I'm sorry that the idea of gay people getting married makes you uncomfortable, but their right to marry who they love is more important than your discomfort. 
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