The Issue on Same-Sex Marriage

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Same sex marriage is considered one of the most major global issues today. So what is same-sex marriage? Same-sex marriage is a socially recognized marriage between two people of the same biological sex or social gender. Same-sex marriage is a social, moral, political and civil rights issue in many nations. The conflict that arises over whether same-sex couples should be allowed to enter into marriage be required to use a different status, or not have any such rights. Also, the federal government of the United States does not recognize the marriages of same-sex couples and is prohibited from doing so by the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996. “The Defense of Marriage Act, which was passed on September 21, 1996, defines marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman for purposes of all federal laws, and provides that states need not recognize a marriage from another state if it is between persons of the same sex.” (1997). However, many people believe that all humans are equal no matter what sex or ethnicity, and that couples of the same-sex should have the same rights as couples of different sex.
There are several different reasons why people believe that same-sex marriage should not be legalized and that marriage should be between a man and a woman. Most religions consider homosexuality a sin. Virtually every religion in the world considers homosexuality unacceptable. Followers of these religions believe same-sex marriage is offensive and a swipe to the religious freedom of the majority to have to recognize a relationship they consider sinful. Many believe that same-sex marriage would weaken the definition and respect for the institution of marriage. The 50 percent divorce rate has already weakened the definition of marria...

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