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Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved.” (New Living Translation, Romans 1:26-27). January Dodson believes that gay marriage is wrong in her opinion, because she is a firm believer in Christ. God is strictly against homosexuality. She is not the only one who has that perspective. Westboro Baptist Church believes that homosexuals, or gays, shall be put to death because of their s... ... middle of paper ... ...esident to openly support gay marriage.
Benefits such as the... ... middle of paper ... ...nson, B. A. (2012, July 18). Same-sex marriages (SSM), civil unions & domestic partnerships. Retrieved from http://www.religioustolerance.org/hom_marr.htm Santoscoy, C. (2013, September 9).
Marriage: n. The uniting of a man and woman as husband and wife (Webster’s Standard Dictionary 178). Up until the 1970‘s, homosexuals were highly looked down upon and could not come out about their sexual feelings for fear of undergoing abuse socially. Presently, same-sex marriage has caused the unity of two people to become a far more complicated, constitutionally and politically questioned issue than once imagined. Same-Sex Marriage: A Brief Background If marriage is defined as the union of a man and a woman, then it becomes severely difficult for a man and another man to marry, or two women. The first state to allow same-sex marriage, Massachusetts, had a large impact on homosexuals in America.
Since the beginning of time, Homo sapiens have discriminated against people with differences such as color of skin, religion, politics, and more. Over the years, society has changed to accept these differences, yet Americans still ostracize the gay community as if they were less than human. Currently one specific controversy comes to mind in consideration of gays, and that is gay marriage. The controversies surrounding gay marriage include the legal, religious, and philosophical problems that allowing gay marriage could cause. The United States currently does not recognize gay partnerships as legal marriages, and therefore when gay partners file for a tax refund both partners must mark single for the type of relationship.
Despite the majority of American citizens approving the legalization of homosexual marriage, it is either against state law or banned by state constitution in 33 states. Only one state, New Mexico, has no laws that either explicitly ban or allow same-sex marriage (“Same Sex Marriage Fast Facts”). As the residents of the 16 states that have legalized same-sex marriage can attest, numerous advantages coincide with the approval of homosexual marriage, and not j... ... middle of paper ... ...its of Marriage.” MSN Money. Microsoft, 11 April 2011. Web.
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