Essay on The Dispute Surrounding Gay Marriage

775 Words Oct 25th, 2015 4 Pages
Battles fought over the moral of religious freedoms of the citizens of the United States are based on the Constitution. The dispute surrounding gay marriage is an ongoing controversy that has divided our nation with both sides feeling passionate about their argument. Kim Davis is an excellent example of this dispute. Davis perceived as someone defending her religious freedom by many, has been known to apply her religious beliefs to only certain areas of her life. For example, she stood up against signing marriage licenses for gay couples, although she has been divorced and has had children out of wedlock. Government officials, do not get to pick and choose which laws they want to follow. We as American citizens may not agree with the law of the land, but that does not justify breaking the law if it does not meet our religious or moral expectations. Her job is to serve all residents in her county equally by the state and federal constitution.
The First Amendment established Davis her freedom of speech and religion; however, as a representative of the state of Kentucky, she cannot enforce her views if it obstructs the liberty of others under the same doctrine. Davis simply cannot use her freedom of religion as a crutch to disobey the law. If she were concerned, she should have denied a marriage license to all sinners in her jurisdiction, not singled out the LGBT community. To be consistent, the Bible states in Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of…

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