Gay Marriage

1574 WordsMay 12, 20057 Pages
Gay Marriage In The News In the United States, there is social unrest regarding the government's denial of the right to marry for homosexuals. Plenty of conservatives are completely against gay marriage; and many of liberals are fighting for equal treatment. The neo-Christian politicians are using religious arguments to establish that homosexuality is an abomination. While this may be their belief system, this country was founded on religious freedom, where the people are allowed to worship how they see fit. A ground rule, set up from the beginning, states that separation needs to be made between religion and government, so the two shall never meld to become a theocracy. With the issue of gay marriage, lines get blurred and religion…show more content…
In response to this opposition, there is a separation of church and state so no matter what your religious beliefs are, you cannot deny someone a government sanctioned license based on what the bible says. Gay marriage and polygamy are two separate issues and comparing the two makes the argument irrelevant. During the civil rights movement of the 60's this comparison was also made of interracial marriages and polygamists. That gay men are promiscuous is a sweeping overstatement, and the same could be said about men in general. So if this is true of all men, should straight men be held to the same standard? If so, then adultery and/or cheating would become grounds for denying a straight couple a marriage license. Traditional marriage is only for people who can procreate. If this were true, then infertile/sterile couples, asexual couples, and women who are menopausal should be refused marriage licenses as well. Finally, the opponents are scared that gay marriage will corrupt the straight neighbors to lead alternative lifestyles. Call me crazy, but being gay isn't like the flu. You can't catch it from someone. It's not a game of "TAG! You're gay!" If the neighbors are going to leave their spouses for an alternative lifestyle, then there was something wrong with their marriage to begin with and that has nothing to do with the gay neighbors. There are 1049 legal reasons why gay couples would want marital status to be recognized by the government. Did

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