Not Protecting the Right of Homosexual Marriage Endangers the Rights of Others

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Not Protecting the Right of Homosexual Marriage Endangers the Rights of Others Civil marriage is enjoyed by all people in society; all people that is, excluding the ones that find love in the form of their own gender. These people are being denied the basic right of engaging in legally bound matrimony. Laws, such as this one, have been created time and time again, mostly by ignorant bigots, only to be dissolved when finally seen as immoral and unjust in the eyes of someone without hatred in their heart. It should be considered a crime in itself to deny access to an institution that has no one true concrete definition; but instead much diversity, which America has depended on and built from for over a 1000 years. There are at least…show more content…
And while this is the most applied law, it stands still unclear. The bible calls homosexuality an "abolishment", but also says, "Let us therefore no longer pass judgment on one another, but resolve…nothing is unclean in itself; but unclean for anyone who thinks it unclean" (Romans 14:13-13). Also, when Americans were told that they would have freedom of religion, does not that sanctify freedom from religion as well? People wanting to engage in same sex marriage are not asking for all religions to accept their vows. They ask merely for tolerance and the ability to recite them so that they mean something, legally. They ask for simple civil equality in the "pursuit of happiness" (Jefferson 200) among themselves, the United States citizens. A dispute that frequently appears in court over same-sex marriage is the question of what marriage is in it's self. Marriages exist in many forms that cannot fit into a universal mold. There are relationships consisting of one man and numerous women called polygamy. Relationships with one woman and many men called "polyandry"(Halsall 1). Some are age dissonant with a full-grown man marrying a woman when she is around thirteen years old and some are closer in age but the two have
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