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The Pros And Cons Of Same Sex Marriage

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There are several public policy issues surrounding today’s world, such as abortion, welfare, education and other social reform issues. It seems that no one can come to a common ground on the lawfulness of these topics. Personal beliefs, such as religion, culture, upbringing and ethnicity all play a vital part in deciding one’s feeling on a given issue. These public issues don’t vary by states or countries, they are universal. However, the most current controversial and talk about issue in the State of Mississippi is same-sex marriage.
Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is a marriage between two people of the same gender identity. For example, when a man marry another man or when a woman marry another woman. Marriage has been around since the beginning of time. When two people fall in love with each other, they have the right to marry if they choose, but this isn’t the case when it comes to people who fall in love who are of the same sex. Being from the South, and being brought up in a Baptist church, I was taught that it was immoral for a man to marry another man or a woman to marry another woman. The pastor would bring up scriptures like, 1
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Many denominations have their stances on same sex marriage and homosexuality. Many would go as far as saying; homosexuality is an abomination before God. However, the bible teaches us in Many argue that churches are not discriminating against same-sex marriages, but as Christians they have to witness to what is right and therefore oppose as immoral both homosexual acts and unjust discrimination against homosexual persons. For example, the Catholic Church opposes same sex marriage and the social acceptance of homosexuality and same sex relationships, but by the same token they teach that homosexual persons deserve respect, justice and pastoral care. So how do they deserve justice, when they can’t marry one another? Is this
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