Gay Marriage Should Be Legal Everywhere Essay

1310 Words May 6th, 2015 6 Pages
For a very long time, marriage has been a sacred union between a man and a woman. For that same amount of time, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) communities have been shunned by societies. In the recent years, a lot of US states, and some countries around the world have finally legalized gay marriage, which is one of the biggest successes for LGBT rights. Of course the fight does not stop there. The legalization of gay marriage is just one step closer for the LGBT community to get full rights they deserve. Same-sex marriage should be legal everywhere, because it is a basic human right for a person to marry whomever they may love.
There are many opponents of same-sex marriage. Most of the time these people base their opposition on their religion, especially Christians. It could be argued that they are following the Scripture as the Bible itself says, “If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them,” (The Holy Bible, King James Version, Leviticus 20.13). This is said in the Old Testament portion of the Bible, and is the basis of the religious argument against gay marriage. However, this can be overturned by the New Testament portion, where Jesus Christ preaches kindness toward others as the main law of the Scripture. Even if many of these Christians are offended by homosexuality, it is really not their business to tell people whom they should and…

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