Debate Against Same Sex Marriage

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A man kisses the love of his life; this is a simple and affectionate way to show his love. They live in a different world, one that accepts them for who they are without judgment or prejudice. This man just kissed his husband, locking their eternal love forever. As they stand at the altar, they remember how their life used to be. In the past, same-sex marriage was banned in all parts of the world. Out-casting individuals who loved members of the same sex, and using religion or moral values for their reasoning. “According to a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research, about 20 percent of the population is attracted to their own gender” (Eveleth). Same-sex couples contribute to much of the population, yet some states still ban the …show more content…
From the Bible, Leviticus 18:22 “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination” (The Bible: King James Version). The Christian faith uses this verse as the headline of debate against same-sex marriage, but this verse can be interrupted in many different ways. Hinduism and Buddhism are more lenient of the topic, while the Christian and Islam view the act of homosexuality a sin, not the individuals themselves (Masci). Everyone sins, some differently than others, and in some religions all sins are considered the same. In these terms, stealing is the same as murder. Most religious individuals believe that homosexuality is a sin. Paula Allen, who is a Youth Leader at Oswego First Baptist Church, is asked the question, is homosexuality a forgivable sin? She responded, “My response has always been, God is the only one who can judge. I would hope all of us would be forgiven of any sin we may commit” (Allen). That interview concludes that even religious leaders are not sure of the mercy of God, or how the Bible is to be viewed. “We live under a constitution, not Leviticus. We obey a rule of law, not a pastor or priest” (Held 221-233). The constitution should be made on laws and not from biblical beliefs or influence. If religious figures every transgression is equal, why do they put the spotlight on

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