The Debate On Gay Marriage

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I. Introduction to Moral Dispute: Gay Marriage Contemporary moral disputes are constantly ongoing around the world and in the United States. For hundreds of years marriage has been defined as the legally or formally recognized union of a man and a woman as partners in a relationship. Up until relatively recently the debate on gay marriage has not been a popular topic. Gay marriage has been illegal in the US and most countries around the world up until the early 2000s.[1] The debate on gay marriage has grown with more and more people publicly speaking and giving their opinions on it, especially in the Unites States.
II. Opposing Views Gay marriage has been largely opposed in the US for years now for several different reasons that mostly stem from religious beliefs. One reason for opposing gay marriage comes from the religious belief that marriage is only meant to be between one man and one woman. The Supreme Court of Minnesota decided that "the institution of marriage as a union of man and woman, uniquely involving the procreation and rearing of children within a family, is as old as the book of Genesis" in Baker v. Nelson on October 15th, 1971.[2] The bible is mentioned in a lot of arguments opposing gay marriage; this is why many strong followers of the bible refuse to acknowledge gay marriage as something that should be legal. Some argue that gay marriage is wrong and should not be legal anywhere because they believe being gay is not natural or immoral. “Homosexual…

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