Because of its roots as a sanctuary, freedom of religion has always been a core value for the United States, drawing a wide variety of religious groups to plant roots in this country. Each of these religious groups believed strongly in endogamy (the idea of marrying within one’s social group, thereby rejecting others on the basis of being unsuitable for marriage), and the people have therefore faced many hardships in attempting to marry someone from another religion. Catholic and Protestant Churches would refuse to recognize interfaith marriages; Tradition requires that a non-Jew must first convert to Judaism in order to marry within the Jewish community. In 2010, the Jewish community was up in arms over the marriage of fellow Jew ... ... middle of paper ... ...ings. Retrieved February 2012, from New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/04/us/04interfaith.html Chinitz, J., & Brown, R. A.
Same-sex marriage has been a widely argued topic for many years, causing tons of controversy across the globe. The two sides pertaining to this debate are legalizing same-sex marriage, or applying a constitutional ban. The largest point of disagreement is whether or not allowing same-sex marriage promotes equality, and not allowing it promotes discrimination. As Americans, we value equality, liberty, and tolerance. Merriam-Webster defines equality as the “quality or state of having the same rights, social status, etc.” This value is one that is societal, meaning it is followed relating to society.
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I believe more people are starting to accept same sex marriage but there are those who still completely despise it. I fully respect all religions and their view towards God the hard part is finding the balance. A lot of homosexual marriage couples get prohibited or disallow them from public affairs like certain health care centers or even some schools mainly of religious organizations.
The reasoning is the same as anyone who wants to get married to the person whom he or she loves. It is normal thought. It seems like it should be easy to accept these opinions. However, it is very difficult to accept because marriage traditionally has been between a man and a woman, and this has been the tradition for a long time. Therefore, some religions refuse to recognize homosexuality, but refuting it shouldn’t be seen as a problem because of the separation of the church and state.
Same sex marriage is a highly controversial topic that has been lingering in America for some time now. The American society prides itself in the provision of equal rights and opportunities to all, yet, homosexuals continue to be discriminated against and denied their rights to marriage. It is often believe that “marriage is a commitment between two people that love each other and want to share the rest of their life side by side. It is not measured by whether it is a man and a woman, or a couple of the same sex. It is measured by how much a couple loves each other and cares for each other.”(Cheney, 2009) Looking at that definition of marriage, there should never be any reason to deny two people that love each other the right to legally express it by marrying one another.
Same sex marriage has been a controversial issue for many years and continues to be a highly debated topic in government and religious debates. Marriage equality is a human right and should not be managed by religion or government; everyone deserves to go through the joys of marriage. In the past, religion was highly involved in marriage but in modern times, religion and marriage have become more separate. So far, seventeen states and seventeen countries have legalized same sex marriages. Many people, worldwide, are in support of marriage equality and the many states fighting for equality shows the growing acceptance for it.
Not allowing same sex marriage is also a minority discrimination. Prohibiting gays to marry interferes with legal rights of Separation of Church and State. If same sex marriage were allowed, there would be Economic Benefits for the country. Not to mention, Gay marriage would make it easier for same-sex couples to adopt, providing stable homes for children who would otherwise be left in foster care. There are several various reasons that gays and lesbians seek the right of marriage for personal reasons also and they should not be denied the same rights as anyone.
Marriage is defined as “(1) the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law (2): the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage ("Marriage," 2003, p. 659). Despite the latter definition’s addition to dictionaries in the past decade, this definition of marriage is still debated. Being a touchy subject in both politics and religion today, it’s been very hard to come to an agreement. There are two main sides to this argument regarding the nature of marriage. Some stick to their conservative and/or religious beliefs, while others state that marriage is a civil right (Kim, 2011, p. [Page 38]).
The bible says that a marriage is a sacred bond between a man and a woman. There are many different types of religions and everyone who wants to get married regardless of their religion can (if they are straight). In America one of our human rights is freedom of religion.(Sadowski). Now why is just one religion (Christianity) affecting the reason why two people can’t get married? Not saying that everyone who is gay doesn’t have a religion, just saying that gays are humans like everyone else.