Same Sex Marriage Should be Legal Essay

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Marriage is the sacred bond between two people who love and cherish one another. Traditionally this bond has been held between man and woman. With so many changes in the world, there are more openly homosexual people in our society. Though people have become more accepting of the existence of homosexuality, gays and lesbians are still considered unequal when it comes to marriage. Homosexual couples should have the same rights to marry as heterosexual couples. Denying this right is unjust and is discrimination towards a group of people. Same-sex marriage has become more of a political issue when it really should be left up to one’s own personal and religious beliefs. Even though there are a few states that recognize legal …show more content…
California is one of the states that allow domestic partnership and recently allow marriage. According to Olson, California has categorize Californian couples: “heterosexual couples who can get married, divorced and remarried, if they wish; same-sex couples who cannot get married but can live together in domestic partnerships; and same-sex couples who are now married but who, if they divorce, cannot remarry.” Many may feel that homosexual marriage is morally wrong because of their religious beliefs. It is one of our rights as Americans to freely believe in what we want to believe in including same gender marriage. Theodore B. Oison in “The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage” quoted the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” In Gay Marriage? Absolutely,” Cat Saunders feels that this statement in the constitution alone should be enough to guarantee a legitimate gay marriage. How can you live your life if you are not “free (liberty)… to marry the person you love (the pursuit of happiness).” If there is supposed to be a separation of church and state then why does the government have so much control over holy matrimony? The choice to marry whomever should be left to the religious organizations