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Re: “Country coming around on gay marriage

Reasons To Oppose Same-Sex Marriage

The fact is that same-sex marriage is neither beneficial to the individuals who engage in it nor to the society that permits it. The reasons have to do with health and the origins of homosexuality. Concerning health, same-sex behavior involves human physiology that's not designed for same-sex interaction. Consequently, they're prone to bodily damage, which, in turn, is the most efficient means by which serious diseases, such as hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, STDS, microbes from the intestinal tract, are transmitted. Concerning origins, homosexuality (the urge for the behavior) results from a mix of genetic, biologic, and social/peer-related factors, each of which varies in significance among individuals but none of which (in and of themselves) guarantee same-sex attraction. Rather, they impart a greater tendency or predisposition towards developing the urge.

Hence, a society that in any way encourages homosexuality through marriage, teaching, or other means, makes it more likely that people with this predisposition will develop same-sex attraction and engage in the behavior. It's no different than taking someone with a familial history of alcoholism, who's never had alcohol or been in a bar, and encouraging them to drink. The urge which had heretofore been dormant now becomes active.

Hence, DOMA shouldn't be dropped for the reason mentioned in this article or for permitting same-sex marriage. Besides this post, other reasons for opposing same-sex marriage is in the essay at


Here, in addition to a more detailed discussion concerning the risks and origins of same-sex behavior, you'll find references from respected, mainstream, and objective sources (such as UCLA, USC, the University of London, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association and none from anti-gay marriage groups), upon which this post and essay are based.

I realize that proponents of same-sex marriage and of dropping DOMA will probably disagree. However, if they do, then it's their responsibility to provide a fact-based rebuttal (that includes all the facts – not just those supporting their view), using reputable, objective, and apolitical sources, as I have, proving what I've written to be wrong. If they can't or refuse to do so and offer an implausible excuse for their refusal, then it will prove that proponents of dropping DOMA and of allowing same-sex marriage have no logical or objective reasons (the only reasons for passing a law) for their cause, except a selfish desire that's devoid of any care about the damage that would result.

Posted by Semyon Suslov on 07/31/2011 at 12:55 AM


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