Position Paper-Gay Marriage

1469 WordsSep 23, 20086 Pages
Marriage. When most people think of an ideal “marriage”, a man and a woman sharing vows and devoting their lives to each other is what is pictured. Well, this is only 100 percent true in most cases. Today’s society has accumulated different types of marriages: a marriage between a man and a woman, between a man and a man, or between a woman and a woman. Though each of these unions may not all be legal in each of the 50 states, couples still proceed with the ceremonies. I feel as though there should be no limits set on the title of marriage. There should be no rules forbidding homosexuals to be in love and want to take things a step further by marring their partner. While two people of the same sex proclaim their love to each other,…show more content…
Catholic and certain Christian religions are against this act because it specifically sates in the Bible that marriage should be between a man and a woman. They believe that the first relationship was between Adam and Eve (man and woman). Not everyone has the same religious beliefs, which means there are going to be contrasting definitions of what the connotation of marriage actually is. Everyone has the freedom to follow, if any, the religion of their choice, yet it doesn’t give them the authority to deny the union and love of people who are of the same-sex. Several Jewish organizations have endorsed same-sex marriage, including the largest Jewish denomination in the country, the Union for Reform Judaism, and the Northeast region of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the association of Reform rabbis that voted unanimously to support same-sex marriage. But same-sex marriage is opposed by leaders of Orthodox Judaism, a denomination that makes up a small minority of Greater Boston's 250,000-member Jewish community. The board of trustees of the Jewish Community Relations Council, made up of Jewish religious and social service organizations and prominent Jewish individuals, voted 51-5 in favor of the resolution endorsing same-sex marriage. As stated in the Bible, homosexual activity is a sin and God makes it clear that one “should not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable (Leviticus 18:22).” God does not create a person with
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