Monday, October 22, 2007
Decrease in Population
Though there may be some minor short term benefits to allowing gay marriage, the long term consequences are not worth the risk. The first and most obvious consequence to allowing gay marriage would be the drastic decrease in population. What if everyone decided that they were a homosexual? It may sound a little extreme, but if that happended the human race as we know it would cease to exist. Though we as humans will most certainly never completely stop reproducing, with the tolerance and allowance of gay marriage, there could eventually be a drastic decrease in population. Permitting gays and lesbians to marry would also have other far reaching affects. In nations such as the Netherlands that have instituted gay marriage there has been a higher percentage of children born out of wedlock, a higher percentage of induced abortions among teenagers, an increase in divorce rate, and an increased number of couples among all education levels choosing not to have children. We need not try this idea of gay marriage out in this country. All we need to do is look at those nations across the world that have made this decision themselves and see the consequences of their actions.