Essay Homosexual Marriages Must be Permitted

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Homosexual Marriages Must be Permitted

Marriage is traditionally viewed as the legal union of a man and woman as husband and wife. However, what happens when those two people are two men or two women? This topic of gay marriage has been a major issue in the United States over the past few years. It has raised several political debates as well as other minor arguments throughout the United States and around the world. Until recently, homosexual couples in the United States were allowed to marry. Recently, a series of events change the standing of homosexual marriages in the United States. The Supreme Court's ruling in Lawrence v. Texas repealed a Texas law that made sodomy a crime in order to affirm the privacy rights of
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These same marital rights are given to heterosexual couples, so why would homosexual couples be deprived? I believe that the government should not interfere in personal matters such as marriage. In the United States alone there are over eighty-four major religions that are practiced. Why is it that many of the laws that this country enforce is based on Christian morality? Many court cases have occurred in the United States because of the “traditional” Christian values that are enforced through law. These religiously derived legal values contradict the concept of separation of church and state.

Marriage is one of the few institutions that human beings have to declare our love to one another. Love is a feeling that no constitution can control or limit. Governmental interference in marriage is just the same. How can something as personal as marriage be regulated by the government? One reason that many people say homosexual marriage should not be allowed is because it would promote polyamorous relationships, and multi partner marriages. In heterosexual marriages where multiple partner marriages are not allowed, who’s to say that homosexual marriages would cause this? This is a statement made on the assumption that all homosexuals’ have multiple partners. For that statement to be considered as an argument, all heterosexual marriages should be put to trial because a man may try to marry two women.

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