Many people throughout the United States, and across the world, have extremely different views on the subject; some because of religious reasons, others because of family, others because of how they were raised. The policy of gay marriage and equal rights is an extremely touchy subject, and is much deeper than what it may seem. Ohio is one of the thirty-five states that do not recognize gay marriage to be legal, therefore granting no marriage benefits to such couples (ProCon.org, 2013). “Ohio limits marriage to "one man and one woman" by statute,” (Equality Ohio, n.d.). Males must be at least 18 years of age, while females must be at least 16 years of age to each be of free from gaining consent from their legal guardians (LaWriter, 2004).
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.
Many people believe that getting married to the one whom he or she loves is natural. However, what do you think if you cannot get married to him or her because it is socially unacceptable? There are numerous opinions and standing views on same-sex marriage. The argument regarding same-sex marriage should be legalized or not is extremely controversial. The argument against same sex marriage is one founded in religion and personal values.
Gay Marriage in America Everyone believes they should have the same rights as everyone else. Unfortunately that’s far from the truth. Gay marriage has been a battling debate for an outstanding amount long time. Arguments against gay marriage have been that it is unmoral, it isn’t traditional, or the main one is that it’s against many religions. Homosexuals are at an unfair disadvantage, mainly because of their sexuality.
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.
As well as this, gay couples also do not get the right to sue over the wrongful death of their partner (Gay). If all that wasn’t enough, same-sex cou... ... middle of paper ... ...eb. 4 Feb. 2014. . Graff, E. J. "What's Next?."
There are many debates going on in the world today and not all of them need to be controversial topics, but unfortunately people are stubborn and refuse to think clearly. Same-sex marriage is one of these topics being debated, but what happens when all of these arguments become null and void? Those people for the legalization of same-sex only use one argument and that argument is that those against are only against it for religious purposes. But what is the outcome when religion is taken out of the argument. Homosexuality is not a new concept and has been around for several millennia.
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