Battle for Equality Essay

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Imagine falling madly in love and wanting to start a family. Imagine being so sure that this is the right person. Finally meeting the one but being banned from marriage. Imagine being discriminated against. Imagine living in fear. Imagine how Gays and Lesbians feel. Who are we to tell them that they cannot get married? Same-sex marriage should be legalized in America because gay couples have as much right to be legally married as heterosexual couples do. Marriage is a major part of our society. It is a commitment between two individuals, an emotional as well a civil bond. Marriage is a beautiful thing and should be experienced by everyone regardless of race or sexual orientation. Marriage brings a couple closer. There are also many …show more content…
Many people paraphrase a book written thousands of years ago without even understanding the reasoning behind it. Homosexuality dates back to ancient Greece and is not something new or unfamiliar to this society. The reason why Christians, Muslims, Jews, and many other religions are against homosexuality is because homosexuals cannot produce offspring. In the ancient days, there was a battle of the religions in which these religious groups fought to outnumber each other. More offspring meant more Christians and more Jews. When they realized that homosexuals could not contribute to the expansion of the Christian, Muslim, and Jewish populations through reproduction, they placed a ban on homosexuality and pronounced it a sin. “Marriage may be a religious issue for many but the fact is, we also have civil marriage, which has absolutely nothing to do with religion. Religious groups and churches have every right to deny same sex marriage in their parish, but they have absolutely no right to deny it in city hall.” (Kellard) People also believe that same-sex marriages are not the best setting for parenting. To many, it is odd or unnatural to have both parents of the same sex. People opposing gay marriage believe that an ideal family consists of a female mother and a male father. They believe that gay marriage will have a negative effect on children. People need to be reassured that development of sexual identity will not be compromised among the children of

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