Gay marriage should be legal worldwide. Gay marriage or same-sex marriage is when a man and man or women and a woman get married. Same-sex marriage impacts society in different types of ways, some people are affected by it because they think it is against the bible, others seem to have no impact or problem with same-sex marriage. However for the gay community it affects them, because in some states they are not allowed to marry the one they are in love with it. Also it impacts them because there are groups of people against same-sex marriage and the gay community is constantly being judged by people opposed to same-sex marriage.
Pew Research, 12 May 2016. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/05/12/support-steady-for-same-sex-marriage-and-acceptance-of-homosexuality/. However, straight marriage is not the right thing to do. Just because a person is happy, does not mean it is morally correct. The article “Gay Marriage” states that Americans still oppose to gay marriage because it violates their religious beliefs (2). Yes, everyone in the world needs to feel happy and accepted, but sometimes it is unnecessary acts that get people where they are in the world.
Joe Messerli states, “the government cannot start making laws just because a religion says they should. What’s next, should we make taking the Lord’s name in vain a criminal activity because Christians consider it a breaking of a commandment.” Almost every religion in the world considers homosexuality unacceptable. It is offensive to most people and a put-down to religious freedom that people have to recognize a relationship they consider sinful. Laws stated in the Bible developed into the legal system in the United States. But, why should others care about gay marriage?
Second in another person’s religion they believe in heterosexual (opposite sex) marriage stating that you cannot get married unless it’s of the opposite gender. These two arguments are just some of the many who are against same sex marriage based on their religion and their moral intentions. But there are also people who are in the same religion who are for same sex marriage. Many religions like Christians support same sex marriage even though they may not agree with all their views. I believe more people are starting to accept same sex marriage but there are those who still completely despise it.
Now, gay men and women fight for the right to be married. In Christianity, marriage is a life long commitment under god. It is well known to many Christians that practicing homosexuality is a major sin. How can a union, which is created for man and woman, under god, bond two partners of the same sex if it is stated in god's book that it is morally wrong? Homosexuals should be allowed to make a lifetime commitment to their partners, but it should be called something other than marriage and should not be under God.
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.
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.
The church too is strictly against gay marriage. Their argument is simple, marriage is between a man and woman. Some priests believe gay marriage is an act controlled by the devil itself and consider it to be a sin. While liberals have other points that makes this debate complicated. Liberals and Democrats believe a marriage is based on the love between a couple and not their gender.
Some may argue in the bible it states it is wrong to be involved in a gay marriage. If two people love each other why can they not get married? There are so many arguments that can be brought up to justify marriage and for couples to receive benefits like any other couple. In this society understand why some people like myself I feel like people have the right to be with who they want to be with and just because you don’t believe in it doesn’t make it bad. A gay person is no diffe... ... middle of paper ... ...y should someone be denied the right to get married just because they are gay?
These individuals would rather just be closed-minded in this situation and reticent to really think about what this means to the gay community and the country. Same sex couples are not asking for any special rights; they are just asking to be treated equal with opposite sex couples. The explanations given by many Americans against gay marriages are based on false assumptions and unsubstantiated arguments. However, the real and unspoken reasons many heterosexuals have against same-sex marriages are based on religious beliefs. There are a number of false assumptions the straight community has regarding same sex marriages.