The Argument Against Gay Marriage

Marriage has been around for thousands of years, and will be around for a thousand more. However, in the past decade, a new topic concerning marriage has surfaced. Specifically, gay marriage. Marriage between same sex couples is something one hears often in this day and age. There are usually two sides: those who oppose, and those who support gay marriage. Two authors, Katha Pollitt, and Charles Colson, bring up the argument with points for and against gay marriage. Gay marriage should be allowed to happen, despite what some believe. It is a person’s choice to marry whomever they want, and the matter of procreation, deterioration of families, and religion should not dictate whom a person can and cannot marry What is the purpose of marriage; …show more content…
To them, marriage is a godly union, and should stay between man and women. That is how their personal beliefs describes marriage. They don’t want their sacred ceremony to be poisoned by same sex marriages. They claim the “Adam and Eve” card, and put their blinders on to other opinions. They also claim that since America was founded upon religious beliefs, the country should always keep religion in mind. Despite all this, religion is not the villain here. Religion is a beautiful belief to have in one’s life. However, one’s personal beliefs should not dictate and restrict the choices of others. Not everyone is Christian, or Muslim, or not in religion at all. Thus, one’s religious morals should not apply to those who don’t even believe in them. Just because your religion says gay marriage is wrong, does not mean all people think that way. With that in mind, people should always respect another’s personal beliefs. However, it does show we need to take into account of all people.. In America’s case concerning the conflict of gay marriage in the government: “People may think marriage is a word wholly owned by religion, but actually its wholly owned by the state,” (Pollitt 562). Marriage is a governmental concern, not a religious concern. The government, as stated in the constitution, enforces a separation of church and state. This means, ideally, no religious beliefs should interfere with the issue of marriage in general. The state governs all marital issues, including who is allowed to be married. Churches do not hold authority of that decision. No one should shove aside their beliefs, but instead they should disagree with gay marriage personally and understand that from a secular viewpoint, it is not okay to force a person to live by religious beliefs not everyone follows. For an individual to feel that way is not taking into consideration of other people, and makes the government

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