Should Marriage for Same Sex Couples be Legal in United States?

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Marriage as generally define is the union between one man and one woman. However a recent debate over same-sex marriage has stirred a nationwide debate reverberating in the halls of Congress, at the White House, in dozens of state courtrooms and legislatures, and is also becoming a speech-making topic for election campaigns at both the national and state levels. As the debate for this controversial topic rages on, the American religious community view on the topic remains deeply divided over the matter and over the morality of homosexuality in general. Granting legal marriage right to gays and lesbians would primarily alter the idea of marriage, ignore a child’s right to a mother and father, and expands government control of marriage.…show more content…
People against same-sex marriage can use the doctrine that separates states from church in order to stop the government from compelling them to accept a new definition of marriage. Under this doctrine, if the government decides to grant the legal right to same-sex marriage, the government will be violating the freedom of religion of people under the “civil rights” of the Constitution, who hold the deep believe that homosexuality is morally wrong in the society. The role of marriage in the society is a major topic that it is thought in public schools. If same-sex marriage is legalized, public schools would have to teach the pupil about same-sex marriage as equivalent to opposite sex marriage which will violate the beliefs of many parents who are against same-sex marriage. According to Stanley Kurtz, a social commentator, he argued that among the likeliest effects of legalizing same-sex marriage is to take us down a slippery slope to legalized polygamy and polyamory. Marriage will be transformed into a variety of relationship contracts, linking two, three, or more individuals weakly and temporarily in every conceivable combination of male and female (Weekly Standard).
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