The Pros And Cons Of Gay Marriage

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The Republican party states clearly in its platform that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. (Reason.com). Many conservatives, or Republicans oppose gay marriage for this reason. For conservatives who do oppose it, the issue has less to do with homophobia and more to do with protecting the Judeo-Christian view of marriage. (About) The Constitution deals with the issue of religion via the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise clause. Congress cannot pass laws based on religious principles and the government cannot keep people from practicing their religion. If a federal amendment nationalizing the practice of gay marriage were to be passed, many conservatives believe it would be an example of government interfering with their …show more content…
Furthermore, the Republican Party believes in the right of individual states to decide for or against the recognition of marriages that do not fit the definition of a legal union of one man and one woman. Republicans headed the enactment of the Defense of Marriage Act, a 1996 law granting states the right to not recognize same-sex marriages that were granted under the laws of other states. (Republican views) In March of 2013, the Republican National Chairman, Reince Priebus, urged Republicans to “strike a balance between principle and grace and respect.” In summary, what Priebus was conveying is that , while the party has a platform that it should stick to, they also should not adhere so strictly to it that they are dividing and pushing people away from their own party, and that finding a balance was the best way to keep the party united while still standing by Republican principles.(Republican views) Priebus feels that young voters see gay marriage as the civil rights issues of their generation. So, he feels that if the Republicans do not “get with the program” and place new thinking Republican candidates in the running for new positions, that Republicans could lose more ground in the future. However, Republican strategist Ed Rogers points out the catch-22 in this …show more content…
Every person in the United States has a right to their own opinion. The way I view this whole issue is that gay people should have rights, but they are asking for other rights that only a straight married couple can have. The main primary purpose of marriage is for a man to marry a woman. Thats what God’s image was and thats how it should be now. The Bible clearly states that God does not accept a gay person to Heaven and that the action is a sin. Besides Christianity, there are many religions that don’t allow same-sex marriage more strictly than Christianity. Although the beautiful thing about the United States is that it is freedom of religion so if you are homosexual and do not follow these Christian or other religion beliefs then you can do so and you wish to marry as a civil union, then do so, but trying to force people to change their opinion to your views and beliefs is just going to make them resist even

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