Essay on Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

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The topic of gay marriage has been widely controversial over the years. Proponents of legal gay marriage believe that gay marriage bans are discriminatory and unconstitutional. They believe that all humans are entitled to equal rights regardless of their sexual orientation. Opponents believe that marriage is traditionally defined as being between one man and one woman and its primary purpose is for procreation. Although the US Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is a protected right by the US Constitution, there are still many countries around the world that punish homosexual acts with prison time, torture and even death. Denying same sex couples the legal right of marriage is denying humans their basic rights, I am in favor of the legalization of same sex marriage and believe it should be a basic human right that is accepted world-wide.
Opposing Arguments: Gay marriage from many religious perspectives is viewed as immoral. The general view of the “sanctity of marriage” is that marriage is a holy and sacred foundation created not by man, but by God. Therefore, regardless of what legislators or justices rule in respects to same sex marriage, they do not believe the definition of marriage is anyone but God’s to decide. “God designed marriage for humanity. As first described in Genesis and later affirmed by Jesus, marriage is a God-ordained, covenant relationship between a man and a woman. This lifelong, sexually exclusive relationship brings children into the world and…

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