Persuasive Essay On Same Sex Marriage

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Imagine you’re on a romantic date with somebody you love. All of the sudden they gaze into yours eyes and ask for your hand in marriage. Wouldn’t you be ecstatic? Well, most people would except what if you went to get a marriage license and were told you couldn’t get married because you are a same-sex couple. Although same-sex marriage violates religious beliefs, same-sex marriage should be federally legalized because same-sex marriage doesn 't disturb heterosexual marriages, denying same-sex marriages is a violation of civil rights, and marriage is truly about love and commitment.
First, some people say that same-sex marriage affects the sacredness of their marriage, but the sexual orientation of the couple has no bearing on the sanctity of
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If the citizens of the United States do not fight for their civil rights and the civil rights of other then they are giving up what makes this nation different from every other country. As a nation governed by Democracy it would be a misfortune to ignore the citizen’s civil rights after all the country has been through from the Revolutionary War all the way to the present-day engagement in the Middle East. The military even supports same-sex marriage according to Lopez (2013), “as of a Nov. 7, directive, Soldiers seeking same-sex marriages are entitled, in some cases, to an amount of administrative leave in order to travel to a location where such marriages are legal”. These are the rights that soldiers fight for and the reason they put their lives on the line. In 2015 after the United States Supreme Court and the President of the United States agree that same-sex marriage should be legal and some people still have an issue with this. The clear answer is people are afraid of what is different. Each time, something is altered people get uncomfortable and express negative feelings towards it. If those who truly trust in their faith, religion, spirituality, mankind, or simply kindness, they would realize that love should not be stopped, prevented, or shun upon. Since, love is good enough for heterosexuals then there is no moral or…show more content…
The Constitution says, “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law” (U.S. Const. amend. XIV). According, to this amendment of the Constitution due process must be followed in order to tell a person they can or cannot do something. In other words, same-sex couples must have their day in court and in compliance with laws already in place, legalizing heterosexual marriages, then same-sex marriage should also be legal because it is of the same purpose. In the 1st amendment it states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances” (U.S. Const. amend. I). According to this, it simply tells anyone who says that same-sex marriage violates their religious rights that the Constitutional rights of a citizen will supersede religious rights. Citizens just need to read the Constitution to see that same-sex marriage is not only a civil right but also a Constitutional right. This proves that in accordance with the laws of the United States of America that same-sex marriage is
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