The main argument against the same sex marriage is that to be complete in reproduction two bodies of opposite sex must engage sexual reproduction. Therefore, the arguments necessitate that committed sexual relations between biological male and female individuals be privileged as “real marriage” compared to same sex marriages. Arguments regarding procreation based in the assumption of biological difference are similar to those regarding interracial marriage that indicate Blacks to be biologically inferior to whites, which indicate that intermarriage would compromise on the characteristic of the offspring (Cole et al 51).
In addition, arguments against same-sex marriage consider this form of marriage to be abnormal, deviant and even disgusting and comparing it other relations is presented as implicitly unacceptable. Based on biological differences between sexes needed for procreation, most arguments against same-sex marriage claim that the purpose for sexuality is to unite both male and female sexuality in procreation (Cole et al 58). Arguments on the welfare of the child consider certain marriage arrangements healthy in raising children because if marriage strays away from the notion that marriage is “child-centered” then it is bound to get into never ending contradictions like in the case of same-sex marriages (Cole et al 55). Foucault’s theory on power links power and knowledge to sex in many ways because sexuality is a way of channelling and transmitting power, which is a creative force for determining relations between people and concepts. As something that can pervade and influence the entire society, sexual pervasion are considered as considerable danger to the society (Foucault).
Interracial marriages are considered to have rare social support because the marriages suffer from diminished parental support, which in return lowers the relationship quality between the intermarried couples. Moreover, some