Gay Marriage

Is Gay Marriage Ethical or Unethical?
Lavenna Alls
SOC 120
Ashley Arends
December 18, 2012

Is Gay Marriage Ethical or Unethical
Is it true that humans are born gay? Monroe Kintzel stated in a daily news article, “Gays are made and not born” (Bible clear on marriage and sin, 2007).  How can one fool oneself of thinking that God made a mistake and created a male that should be female or created a female that should be a male? How is it possible for a man to carry an infant in the womb for nine months and then give birth? Where will the child be born naturally from? How can two males reproduce with the same sex organ? How can two females reproduce with the same sex organs? There is no way humanly possible. Utilitarian theory states, the greatest good for the greatest number. Virtue ethics theory looks a person’s character. Is gay marriage ethical or unethical? That is the question.
Marriage is the state of being married; relation between husband and wife. (Webster's dictionary.) Looking at the Virtue ethical theory, “Virtue ethics, thus, seeks to determine not what makes an act good but what makes a person virtuous” (Mosser, K., 2010). This would be one way of solving the gay marriage issues. Looking at a person’s character and judging that character through the word of God may be one of the best ways. The Holy Bible states in the book of Genesis, let us make man in our image…., “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them,: “And God blessed them and God said unto them, “Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth” (Holy Bible, Genesis 1:26-28, NKJV, 1988). These verses clearly say that God created male and female to reproduce physically.
To add more to that,   more examples in Genesis says, “And the Lord God said, It is not good that man should be alone: I will make him a help meet: …God made woman and brought her unto the man: And Adam said, “this is now bone of my bone and flesh of my...