Legalization Of Same Sex Marriage Essay

1055 Words May 11th, 2015 5 Pages
Legalization Of Same-Sex Marriage The legalization of same sex-marriage is not only the right course of action, but it is the only course of action. Same-sex marriage legalization would mean an end to legal discrimination, a more accurate definition of the term ‘marriage’, and a removal of second class of citizens, therefore promoting equality. Same-sex marriage legalization has been a topic of argument for decades, however, recently said argument has exploded into the media. Such headlines read “Minnesota High School Students Protest Billboard Advertising ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapy” and “Both Sides Of The Same-sex Marriage Case Duel With Signs And Slogans Outside The Supreme Court”. An end to the legal discrimination that lesbian and gay individuals face on a day-to-day basis would mean a true separation of church and state, a testament to “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” (“the universal declaration of human rights”), and a completion of the U.S. Constitution’s commitment to liberty and equality. The only way the United States could ensure a true separation of church and state would be to declare that all humans have an equal right to legally marry. This right to legally marry is a secular institution and shouldn’t have to conform to religious regulations. For all humans to be born free and equal in dignity and rights the United States Government must recognize gay and lesbians as being worthy of being respect and return the rights that were…

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