Refuting the Claims in Adam Kolasinski’s The Secular Case Against Gay Marriage

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Refuting the Claims in Adam Kolasinski’s The Secular Case Against Gay Marriage

Gay marriage has been one of the most controversial topics of the twenty first century and the topic has mainly circulated around such issues as procreation and marriage benefits. Although Adam Kolasinski, the author of “The Secular Case Against Gay Marriage,” never refers to homosexual behavior as “wrong,” he argues several key points, including financial issues, to conclude why homosexual marriage is not allowed in the majority of states. The author, with a degree in financial economics, will first of all already have a biased attitude towards any subject that promotes a better fiscal policy. Second of all, financial economics represents only one factor in
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States ban the marriage of first cousins, blood relatives, and people with venereal diseases because they want to prevent genetic disorders and the spread of the venereal diseases. Although sterile blood relatives still cannot marry, this proves that tradition plays a larger role in our society than logic.

Kolasinski reasons that the government does not want to allow gay marriages because it would cost the government more money to grant them the normal benefits that heterosexual married couples receive. The return benefit from the heterosexual married couples comes in the form of procreation, which the author reiterates and emphasizes as a major part of his argument. Basically, since homosexuals cannot reproduce, the author, along with the government, sees no other incentive to allow gay marriages. Since every citizen has the right to protection from the government in terms of family decisions (including marital relationships), “there is no basis in the law for the assertion that the fundamental right to marry extends only to couples capable of biological procreation. The original statement that homosexual marriages cannot offer any benefits to the government can easily be refuted with the fact that homosexuals are fully capable of adopting children. Also, a lesbian can choose to carry a child through artificial insemination. Kolasinski denounces the idea of homosexuals adopting children because “there is ample evidence that children need both a male and

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