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Since as early as 2400B.C. till about the year 304, evidence shows that gay marriages were quite common and not at all illegal. In fact, male homosexual marriages were more common than female marriages, because women enjoyed less social freedom than men. But, with the rise of Christianity it became detrimental to same-sex relationships. Biblical attitudes toward homosexuality are often reduced to strict condemnation based upon passages interpreted from the Old Testament Book of Genesis, though some scholars suggest that the description of same-sex relationships as “unnatural” only means “out of the ordinary” and not “immoral” (Pickett). Therefore, Christianity began shaping the world and how we see homosexual relationships today. As the belief of Christianity spread discrimination towards the gay community continued to grow. Discrimination, of gay marriage, can be found in religions and laws.
Today, in the 21st century, gay couples face marriage discrimination from religions, mostly from Christianity. Several arguments against gay marriage has risen in the recent years. The most common religious argument against same-sex marriage revolves around scripture, which many faith communities believe came directly from the mouth of God, and they interpret scripture to forbid the practice of homosexuality, and by extension, same-sex marriage (Baker). Homosexuality itself is not a sin because it is just an attraction to one’s own gender but, to the faith communities, the practice of homosexuality makes it a sin. 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 ... 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. Even though, the religions say to treat all equally, even if they sin. With the new laws being passed by the government, they are working to stop discrimination and give everyone equal rights and privileges of marriage. But, they still face problems from the people who believe one man and one woman should only be married. There will never be 100% of the people who agree with gay marriage. Where there is room for disagreement, discrimination for gay marriages will be found in religions and laws.
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