This proves that since there is not total religious buy in and support amongst religious groups opposing same sex marriage. More importantly lack of unanimous agreement within the Christian faith itself, which has had the most persuasion to date in this debate, brings to the forefront the ongoing, issues, controversy, and fight for legal recognition of same sex partnerships. These largely based Christian groups have had historical roles in defining what relationships are and what marriage is. They have been very high profile in the debates over marriage, influenced outcome in voting nationwide against same sex marriage. These same religious groups are also very public and publish information easily available to the public about their financial contributions in support of bills such as Proposition 8 in order to keep same sex marriage illegal.
Marriage. We celebrate it, sometimes mourn it, and even argue vehemently over it. Well, that is just what is happening today. No one can agree when it comes to the rights of marriage. Same-sex couples claim it is an unalienable right for them to marry.
This paper will provide examples of racial and gender inequality in comparison to the inequalities sex-same marriages some people are currently experiencing. It is the writer’s intent to demonstrate how same-sex marriages are unlikely to negatively affect society as a whole. In America, traditional marriages have been one of the (Concept ID 1) social norms since the beginning of its establishment. (Concept Df 1) “Norms are expectations, or rules of behavior.” (Henslin, 2012) (Concept App1) Our society is deeply rooted in religion, which facilitated many of our views, in this case toward marriage being between man and woman. This is still the main viewpoint today for a majority; however, many people are starting to come around to the idea that same-sex marriages will have little affect on their daily lives.
The idea that same same-sex relationships in marriage are mandated by society is hard to fathom, even in today’s society. To understand the depth and meaning of this one must look at all aspects. The political and religious stance on the subject takes in no consideration of the individuals seeking the change. For years these people have fought in and out of court for the same rights as everyone else. At the same time they are denied these basic rights in many states.
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The fight for same-sex couples to marry legally has been an ongoing debate for many years now. The two loudest voices in this battle seem to come from the gay community and the religious community. Homosexuals are of course fighting for gay marriage to be legal while the Christian based faith attempts to keep it illegal. Some people view same-sex marriage as immoral and a sin, however this ban on marriage violates the inalienable rights each individual should have, discriminates a minority, as well as infringes the true sanctity of marriage that has been established over time. The Oscar-winning Disney cartoon, Frozen, has been assumed to be pro-gay propaganda according to a Christian radio show in Colorado hosted by Pastor Kevin Swanson of the Reformation Church.
My grandparents on my mother and father’s side of the family view marriage exclusively as a union of two people, each of the opposite sex. My parents, who are in there forties, have the same view of marriage. While I am not completely comfortable with the idea of same-sex marriage, I am much more accepting of it than either my parents or grandparents. Some might find it odd that I do not have the same feelings concerning same-sex marriage as my parents and grandparents; they, after all, have provided me with the foundation of my belief system. What many people seem to forget, however, is that many factors influence how an individual feels about same-sex marriage.
Imagine living in fear. Imagine how Gays and Lesbians feel. Who are we to tell them that they cannot get married? Same-sex marriage should be legalized in America because gay couples have as much right to be legally married as heterosexual couples do. Marriage is a major part of our society.