Did We Go Too Far?

1383 WordsDec 4, 20156 Pages
Ricardo Castaneda English 115 Dr. Walker Did We Go Too Far? Same-sex marriage continues to be a very high debated issue in our society without a firm foundation to base our beliefs on, leaving most of us trying to find answers still. Now that the Supreme Court of the united states has rules that the constitution guarantees a right to same sex marriage’ What was known as “marriage”, the union of a man and a woman only, is starting to diverge. The Oxford Dictionary of English definition of marriage reads “the formal union of a man and a woman, typically as recognized by law, by which they become husband and wife”(381). The function of a dictionary is to give us an unbiased definition of what words mean. The words “husband” and “wife” show that marriage is a close union between a man and a woman. But people have decided to define the word how they seem to fit better their ideals, therefore altering the definition altogether. As it may be obvious, we can not look at a dictionary to find a strong belief; let me continue with the search of a strong bases and a firm foundation to which we can hold our beliefs. Many things have affect how people stand on the same-sex marriage issue. One of them are election. In the 1992 election, President Clinton, who is said to be the most “pro-gay President in history” by Human Events, tried to abolish the ban on gays in the military. This was a victory cry for many homosexual activist. But then it seems like President Clinton was not so
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