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The Gay Marriage Controversy

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Gay marriage has been a huge controversy in our world for a long time now. According to the Annenberg Classroom, gay marriage only started becoming legal in 2000. Although it was not legal until 2000, gay couples were getting married on television shows in the 1990’s. Sitcom Roseanne featured a gay marriage in 1995, while Friends featured a lesbian wedding in 1996. Today, it is only legal in eight states and seventeen countries. Scotland is the most recent country to legalize gay marriage in February of 2014. England and Wales legalized gay marriage in July of 2013. Yet, the United States still have states that are banning gay couples from getting married and making it legally acceptable to discriminate against gay people; legally the police and hospitals can refuse service to gay people. There are many reasons why gay marriage should be legal. One reason would be that there is supposed to be a separation of church and state. This means that our government cannot let the Bible or religious figures influence whether or not gay couples should have the right to get married. My second reason is that everyone has the same rights to equality and being treated equal. That is what the whole civil war was about. My third reason is that Jesus came to save everyone. No one person is excluded because of their race, gender, or sexual preference. My last reason is that people say being gay is a sin, but there are many things the Bible claims to be a sin, yet, many people do them on a daily basis.
A good government cannot be run based on religion. Our forefathers even supported this claim by making freedom of religion The first amendment in the Bill of Rights. That means we are free to practice any religion that we desire to practice. If we did ...

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...Christ came and died on the cross for everyone’s sins. No one is excluded from that.

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