The Same Sex Marriage Law Essay

2057 Words Nov 16th, 2015 9 Pages
Before the Same-Sex Marriage Law, marriage was viewed as a “second-hand” item that could be thrown away at any moment. After the law was passed in 2015, marriage became a widely discussed and comparable topic. Every day there are 2.3 billion couples that wed and this adds up to about 6,200 weddings a day. (Wedding Statistics in America) By there being so much diversity in cultures and religion, weddings are something that helps showcase the world’s “true colors”. The definition of "American wedding" used in this paper is primarily used as what is depicted worldwide in Hollywood films, television and other parts of U.S. popular culture. My goal is in this paper is to highlight different ceremonies, customs and superstitions in certain parts of the world that makes each wedding unique. To understand this paper, one must understand the importance of marriage in the world. According to Webster’s Dictionary, marriage is a “vow or contract; the union of man and woman”. (Webster) Marriage is the key factor that keeps the world growing and has done so for millions of years. Marriage is the rainbow after the hectic wedding and the planning. In many cultures and religion, marriage is seen as holy and divine. In the King James Bible, “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure...” (Hebrews 13:4). Marriage is a life- long commitment that teaches every couple how to compromise, love and to not be self indulgencing. Marriage is what holds mankind together. With…

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