Essay about Same Sex Marriage

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What if you were denied rights that a U.S citizen is guaranteed in the Constitution? What if you were treated as a second-class citizen because of what you believe to be fair? That is the case that all homosexuals in the United States are facing. Many Americans feel that Gays should not and cannot be granted the same rights that they have for morality reasons. Homosexuals are not only discriminated and treated badly but they are also denied the rights that should lawfully be theirs.

Many Americans see no reason why Gays should be granted the right to marry. They base their argument on the bible and quote certain scriptures. The most reiterated bible passage is that "God created a man and a woman" however it is completely
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No state shall make

or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges of immunities of citizens of the

United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without

due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of

the laws.

Denying rights to a whole group of people is not only unconstitutional but it goes against the law that separates church from state. The separation of church and state affirms that the government cannot influence any religion and no religion can influence the government. President Bush has sworn that he will stop at nothing to stop gay marriages even though it means going against the constitution, which is what our country stands for. He is a Christian and says that it is against God's will for people to commit such an act. He swore on inauguration day to uphold the law of the land, yet has done nothing to protect it. President Bush has gone as far as trying to put through a federal marriage amendment that states:

Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and woman. Neither

this constitution or the constitution of any state nor state or federal law shall be construed

to require that marital status or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon

married couples or groups.

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