The gay community has been fighting a constant battle for their gay rights and marriage equality. Gay marriage has been a highly charged issue ever since Hawaii’s Supreme Court first put it on the national stage (Gay Marriage). In 1993, the supreme court of Hawaii issued a decision in the case of Baehr v. Miike that led many to believe that the court was on the verge ordering the state to allow same-sex couples to obtain marriage licenses (Gay Marriage). Since Marriages in one state are usu... ... middle of paper ... ... Olson, Theodore. “The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage.” Good Reasons with Contemporary Arguments.
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In the United States, the debate of legalization of same-sex marriage is very controversial. Same-sex marriage is a union between two people of the same gender identity. Only a few states have legalized gay marriage, but in all the other states there are many arguments over whether it should be legalized or not. The citizens of each state have many different opinions on the matter. Many citizens feel disgusted at the thought of it and there are just as many who fully support it.
Gay marriage has been a wide spread issue for quite a bit of time and multiple arguments have been made as to why it should not occur, but none of them stand valid against rights provided by the constitution. Many individuals are quite passionate about the issue whether it is in hopes to get a law passed for their own benefit or to help others who will be finally able to join in union with their one true love. The debatable argument of whether or not gay marriage should be legal has always intrigued me and been a topic, which I am quite passionate. Personally, I believe that everyone should be equal despite his or her sexual orientation. Even though I am not a relative to, close to, or am homosexual, I still feel a strong sense of devotion towards the fight for the legalization of gay marriage due to my beliefs and morals.
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The legal status of Same-Sex marriage has been doubted by conservatives groups, who claimed that “marriage” is the union between a man and a woman, and that changing it will distort the real meaning of it and that same-sex relationships are unmoral and a sin according to religious points of view. First of all, religious arguments against Same-Sex marriage are against religion itself as religion establishes that God gave us the right to choose our decisions. Most of Christians are against Same-Sex marriage because gay relationships are a sin, which it is according to the bible: Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-10) This verse from the bible clearly states that homosexuality is a sin; however the bible also makes it clear that God gave us free will.
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Debate over the legalization of same sex marriage has been a large debate in the US for a long time. The two biggest groups that partake in this opposition come from either the religious community or by gay and non religious individuals. Religion to date plays a big part and influences decisions to keep same sex marriage illegal. It has been shown in studies (Woodward) that there are many religious groups that have been actively involved in support of ballots such as Proposition 8 in California. The influence from the religious sector is not unanimous.