Essay On Same Sex Marriage Must Stay

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Same-sex Marriage Must Stay

Whether or not to legalize same-sex marriage has been a highly controversial and debated topic in the United States for many decades. In the 1970s, the first civil suits seeking marriage rights of same-sex couples were brought to U.S courts but did not prove successful. Not until 2004 did same-sex marriage see its first statewide legalization in the United States. Today, same-sex marriage is legal nationwide as of June 26, 2015. However, the ruling is still met with opposition from groups such as The Family Research Council. They are an American conservative Christian group and lobbying organization who see same-sex marriage as immoral and damaging to the well-being of children raised within them. They believe heterosexual
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However, many things in the Bible simply describe how people lived when the bible was written"(2). For example, the Bible condones slavery, a system we know today to be unacceptable under the law. As a result, the fact that the Bible objects to homosexual activity should not be a respectable reason to deem same-sex marriage unacceptable. As Maguire alludes, such passages are not meant to be applied to today 's society and cannot be accepted as truth. As times change understanding and interpretation of the Bible should as …show more content…
In their article, "Ten arguments from social science against same-sex marriage" The Family Research council writes,"… the majority opinion dismissed he procreative meaning of marriage. It is no accident that the countries that have legalized or are considering legalizing same-sex marriage have some of the lowest fertility rates in the world" (3). The council insists that same-sex marriage is detrimental to the purpose of marriage, which is procreation. This argument is just as idiotic as it sounds. First, The Family Research Council takes it upon

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