Same Sex Marriages

Essay by Sasquatch69High School, 11th gradeA, March 2006

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In today's society it is a lot more common to see same-sex couples together. In the past 30 years or so, things have changed drastically, from our rights to our industries and even our definition of normalcy has taken a large turn. Today's youth has gone above and beyond changing the way we look at things, from tattoos and piercing to same-sex couples. It was only 30 years ago where in many American states it was illegal for a black and a white to marry. Just like before, as society changes I believe it's time to allow our laws and government to accommodate everybody with the same rights including the right to marriage. There have been many arguments as to why same-sex couples should not be allowed to marry and I will explain to you today why none of these arguments hold up.

One of the main arguments against gay marriage is that marriage is a union between a man and a woman, but who says? Where do we get the idea that just because that is what we are used to that marriage is only a union between a man and a woman? The only place that states that marriage is only a union between a man and a woman is the bible.

According to our constitution state and religion are to be divided; the state cannot be involved in religious matters. Part of the argument is that marriage is a religious thing and that people who are gay cannot be religious because it's against the religions belief. Yet, religion is a personal thing and who can tell you that you are religious or not, no one but yourself. Which runs into another part of this argument that it's against religious beliefs. Seeing how there is no government-imposed religion,