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Andrew Sullivan and William Bennett are authors who are arguing about the homosexual marriage. Sullivan agrees with the same-sex marriage because everyone has a right to marry. On the other hand, Bennett contradicts Sullivans opinion.

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Alice Tassery "For Gay Marriage" and "Against Gay Marriage" Andrew Sullivan and William Bennett Andrew Sullivan and William Bennett are authors who are arguing about the homosexual marriage. Sullivan agrees with the same-sex marriage because everyone has a right to marry. On the other hand, Bennett contradicts Sullivan's opinion. Bennett makes an assertion that marriage is between a man and a woman building up their entire life together. Both author's opinions are totally different. Nevertheless, their ideas are well established. The debate entails key arguments as why same-sex marriages should be made legal and opposing arguments stating what the unification of gay couples can do to the institution of marriage. ...read more.

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On the contrary Bennett states that, "allowing same-sex marriages would do significant, long term social changes" (p.288, 4). Affirming Bennett describes an individual engaged in homosexuality as an outcast. Sullivan responds to his critics that define marriage as being between a man and a woman by highlighting many changes to the definition over time . He argues that we changed the definition of marriage when it was defined as a contract in which the wife was considered legal property of her husband. He talks about accepting same-sex marriage. ...read more.

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Everyone has the same rights. Sullivan believes that wanting to commit to the person you love is a natural instinct and questions his critics who seek to oppose this belief. In Bennett's essay, he writes two points which divide opinions about homosexual marriage. One is whether homosexual marriage strengthens or weakens the institution. The other is what the marriage is. If the definition of marriage were extended too much to include homosexual union, the tradition of marriage would be changed. If laws recognize gay's union, it will have a lot of damages and repercussions on society. However, there are many people who want to get married to their children or more than two people 480 words ...read more.

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