But, as everyone should know, passion and reason are complementary. In the case of a homosexual relationship it is not open to procreation. To the untrained ear these arguments sound like they may have grounding in reason, but on closer inspection reveal themselves as homophobic. In fact the recent government proposals are only for the legalisation of civil same-sex marriage, and do not allow for ceremonies to be conducted on religious sites. This is, of course, what is contested by the marriage equality campaigner - namely, what is being sought is a re-definition of marriage. Marriage between gay individuals is a human right from 5 and 7. It is not possible to argue from a particular exception to the general rule to a new general conclusion.
In any case, surrogacy brings other serious problems, not least of which is the introduction of a third party into what is meant to be an exclusive relationship.
Why the Argument for Same-Sex Marriage is Not Sound
Available editions United Kingdom. Marriage is a human right, but marriage is between a man and a woman. And there are associated deleterious impacts of being denied this opportunity. Marriage is a human right, but it is reserved for heterosexual relationships since it is through the very nature of such relationships that families can be formed. The conclusion that we reach is that the argument for claiming that prima facie gay unions are being discriminated against by being denied the same status as heterosexual unions fails, since the premises on which the argument is based on are false. It might be added that neither are de facto relationships between male and female equal to marriage either, but there is no injustice in denying that such relationships are the same as marriage, even if they have a great deal in common with those who are married.
As we have already argued, a heterosexual union is of the kind which is normally open to the advent of children through the procreative act, in order to form a family. This is possibly due to the stigmatisation they receive. This is not changed by paying her well - indeed, could be seen as a further devaluing of her and of motherhood, as it reduces the respect due to her to no more than the sum of money. If this was really true, how come hundreds of everyday gay people protest outside anti-gay marriage rallies? Same-sex parents are simply presumed by biased researchers to be equivalent to single parents and step-parents, and therefore use the data interchangeably, which as anyone with an ounce of scientific literacy knows is not the way such studies work. The argument is now that the romantic love between a homosexual couple is the same as that between a heterosexual couple. The survival of the human race and, hence, of the state depends on men and women having children and forming families, not on homosexual unions.