Same-sex couples may seem dissimilar from heterosexual couples, however they share similar beliefs. One of the most important values they share are t... ... middle of paper ... ...shed or religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” These laws that support religious beliefs and is against people practicing personal beliefs are contradicting the First Amendment. Same-sex couples have been advocating for their rights for many years. If we are in a democratic society we should not be ignoring them. My recommendation for same-sex marriage is to allow all citizens to be married no matter their sexual preference.
Marriage is an institute commemorated in most parts of the world. Unlike western societies, where love is a precondition to marriage, in the non-western world it is still not a requirement. In eastern society, they say first comes marriage, and then love. The Islamic community is one of the many cultures that embrace arranged marriages. The Islamic ideas of arranged marriage propose a traditional and sensible approach to marriage.
The government should not be able to tell you or me who we should love and who we should have a family with. In conclusion whether you are looking at our past family traditions, our culture or religion or our constitutional right to marry within the same sex, one must agree that we live in a different time and should not be forced to deny yourself the lifestyle you choose to live. Same sex marriages are occur, and these families are free to live the happy lives they desire. They have the freedom to speak up for their beliefs and for the way they feel. If you love some of the same sex or you are in a heterosexual relationship, you should be able to fall in love and marry that person and live the way you want
This has to do with the western idea that all people are equal. In Islamic culture, "equality is understood as each gender has a specific and well-defined role, and even though those roles are different and must be strictly adhered to, they are equal as regards commitment to the umma" (p.63). So by this definition, women are equal, not because they have the same rights and roles as men, but rather, because the roles are important to their gender and the importance are to the Muslim people and society as a whole. According to this way of thought, issues that the west sees with gender equality do not phase the Islamic culture. These issues, such as the wearing of a burka, are therefore not seen as a repression of women, but in many cases empowering to women.
It obviously strays from the roots of orthodox Islam, but at the same time, it holds very close ties to the original plans laid out by the prophet Mohammed. Its appeal lies in the fact that it is somewhat universal through its mysticism, but it is very strict on the rules of Islam. It opens doors to Sunnis, Shiites, and outsiders. It allows for near equality for Islamic women, and it leaves the attainment of a devout relationship with God to all humans. The practically worldwide bonds that Sufism creates allow it to be on the strongest aspects of the Islamic faith today and in days past.
Gay marriage is protected by the Constitution’s commitments to liberty and equality. Legalizing gay marriage will not harm family values and society will continue to function successfully. Citizens male or female should be able to love who they want to love, and marry who they want to marry. It should not be as big of a deal as most people make it out to be. For many years, same sex relationships have had to go through the fact that you cannot classify your “life partner” as a person on your medical insurance, life insurance, or any other legal situations able to be married couples are allowed.
The text of the Qu’ran (which is the governing text of Islam) indicates that a man who has several wives should treat them equally and avoid injustice. If he feels incapable of treating several wives equally, he is advised to remain monogamous. The verse appears in the Qur’an as: “Marry other women who seem good to you: two, three, or four of them. But if you fear that you cannot maintain equality among them, marry one only….” No further explanation exists in any of... ... middle of paper ... ...ell. Polygamy in Islam serves a strictly religious purpose.
Marriage is considered a secular bond between two people among the Muslims. The important objectives of Muslim marriage are – control over sex, ordering of domestic life, procreation of children, and perceptual increase of family and upbringing of children. Muslim marriage is a valid contract and it posses all the essentials of a contract provided by the Indian contract act. According to S.C. Sarkar “marriage among Muslims is not a sacrament but purely a civil contract.” Marriage is also an act of ‘Ibadat’. It is believed that a person who is married is rewarded in the next world, and he who does not, commits a sin.
This is advocated when looking into divorce in Islam. Divorce is not prohibited like Christianity where there has to be an annulment. The Muslim faith recognizes marriage as a "transaction" in a sense. There is a contract that must be fully accepted by both the husband and wife, and two Muslims have to be there to witness it. After the contract is signed and the decision on the Mahr is derived at, a marriage ceremony can take place.
Same sex marriages should not be banned because it is untraditional; but should be recognized like any other marriage involves love and it might be different but we all should be recognized as equals. For example, some people think that letting homosexual become an official union redefines the idea of marriage all together. (Rauch) Rauch states, “ I think the best definition of marriage is the one that most married people sign up for in their vows; “To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness or in health, until death do us part.” Extending the boundaries to include gay couples does not weaken that definition-it reinforces it.” The gay community embodies the idea of loving no matter who they are we should not pass judgment on them because they are not the pretty picture of a happy ma and women behind their white picket fence with children. Most Americans often believe that same sex marriages will diminish the value of the marriage itself. Which is a false conclusion based on a bias premise.