Even though gay marriage is legal in some states, there are still big debates over whether to make it legal in all states. Two of the biggest issues with making same sex marriage legal are people’s religion and beliefs, but thats not the only issue with it. No two people are the exact same, therefor not everyone has the same beliefs and opinions. As for me I strongly believe that everyone should be allowed to chose who they love and how they live. People should be able to do what makes them happy without being told they are wrong for their sexual orientation.
Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable (New International Version Bible, Leviticus 18:22). Many religions believe that procreation is the most important to human existence and same-sex ... ... middle of paper ... ...gs are changing with the courts recognizing that gay couples should have the same rights to marry as the heterosexual couples. Throughout history gay marriage has been there, legal and illegal. Then the rise of Christianity began changing things and soon gay marriage became uncommon and a sin. In the 21st century some religions and laws are still discriminating against them.
Evidently, in the article “Arizona Sparks Debates about Religious Objection to Gay Marriage,” Michael Lipka and David Masci write that “More than half Americans (56%) say same-sex marriage would go against their religious belief.” The statistic clearly shows that religion plays an important role on how people perceive actions as moral or immoral. Unfortunately, gay marriage is immoral because it’s against religious beliefs. In addition, according to Steven Waldman, who is the author of “A Common Misconception,” many religions such as Judaism, Catholic, Islamic, traditional Jews and Muslim say that same-sex marriage does not contribute... ... middle of paper ... ...ernment” (Wolfson). For one thing, government often only nurtures this relationship if it is between itself, a man and a woman. On the other hand, when it comes to two people in the same gender, government tends to reject this relationship.
Sullivan and Bennett’s articles both explain the different opinions of many Americans in the United States. Sullivan shows how the gay community has struggled for their right to allow same-sex marriage. He gives his opinions and examples of why gay marriage should be permitted America. Bennett opposes this type of marriage with his argument of where the special rights for immoral sexual activities would end. He uses his own opinions influenced by religious faith.
Most of the organizations have come up with different arguments; some of the organizations hold opinion that denying such unions is discriminating against peoples’ choice for sexual orientation. In another perspective, those who support same sex marriage assert that financial, psychological and physical well-being is enhanced by marriage regardless of the orientation. Most gay groups are of the opinion that discriminating people from same sex marriage is similar to violation of human rights as stipulated in the law. Those that are of a different opinion site arguments that the word marriage should not be applied in the confines of same sex since the act is not socially accepted (Morse, 2004). Othere concerns are raised towards parenting, religion and tradition.
Several other states are also debating whether or not to allow these couples to marry. Unfortunately, the dispute has left the United States' homosexual community in an awkward position. There are some people who think that gay people have no rights and should never be allowed to marry, and others believe that gay people should enjoy the same rights and privileges as heterosexuals. I think that the United States should allow same-sex couples to marry just like heterosexual couples. There are many opponents of gay people as it is, and they all have their reasons to dislike the idea of permitting them get married.
Why deny them the right to express their commitment to each other through the institution of marriage? If two people are gay and they want to be together, they are going to be together whether other people approve of the relationship or not. President Bush has been trying to put into effect an amendment to ban gay marriages. If this were to happen, it would violate over 1,100 rights, protections, and benefits guaranteed to the citizens of the United States (Oppose the discriminatory “Federal Anti-Marriage Amendment). The Constitution has been amended seventeen times in the past; however, all of these cases were to PROTECT the rights and civil liberties, not to deny them (Oppose the Discriminatory “Federal Anti-Marriage Amendment”).
With its signing, I want to say ‘welcome’ to the world, come to paradise.” However, this country has continued to vote to keep an estimated 9 million Americans who claim to be homosexual from marrying (Morello). Some are uncomfortable with gay marriage or it may go against their religion but banning it directly violates some of this country’s other laws. As opposition to gay marriage is based mainly on religious views, excludes gay couples from the benefits of marriage, and directly violates the United States Constitution, marriage between same-sex couples should be declared legal in every state. One strong argument presented is that there must be a separation between church and state. This is used to make sure that the church will not govern the state and guarantees freedom of religion.
As of today, the following states have legalized gay marriage: Massachusetts (May 17, 2004), Connecticut (Nov. 12, 2008), Iowa (Apr. 24. 2009), Vermont (Sep. 1, 2009), New Hampshire (Jan. 1, 20... ... middle of paper ... ...he united citizens the government and citizens should relative that banning gay marriage is not giving everyone the equal rights they deserve. A person deserves to be who they are, this is what this court was founded on, equal rights for all. Even though, anti-gay do not practice and approve it really has nothing to do with them.
When most people think about marriages they usually think about two people that have decided to take the next step in their relationship by promising each other to love and be faithful to one another until death separates them. That wasn’t how it always was and you’ll find the differences and similarities between marriages now and then quite surprising. Back then a marriage had nothing to do with the union of two people that were in love but with the outcome of this union and weather you’ll be able to benefit from this. In many cases now people have the choice to marry whomever they please and manage their marriage however they want to as well, which is a great change. If more people new how marriages were dealt with back then they will surely appreciate the great privilege they have on making their own decisions.