Most states in the United States have voted against any legislation proposed to legalize gay marriage, this is unethical. Many of those in the Republican party and those who are very conservative believe that homosexuals are abominations and it is against religions to marry someone of the same sex. What ever happened to separation of church and state? Another opposition to gay marriage is that it will ruin children’s views on life and harm their “Family Values,” but in reality does not. Many Americans state that allowing gay marriage will lead to interspecies marriages, among many others.
Are the people of the LGTBQ community not Americans? They were born here in the United States, they are citizens too, that does not make them aliens and make it moral to take away their rights. The people of the community should be allowed to get married to whomever they love and choose to spend the rest of their lives with. It does not interfere with anyone else’s rights so why should Americans be able to take theirs away? Nine states in the United States have voted yes and legalized gay marriage, including Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Iowa, Washington, Maryland and Maine.
Many other states have voted to allow civil unions and domestic partnerships. They allow for equality. They recognize these marriages and the rights to healthcare and benefits. When debating about religion there is a vicious cycle. Many Americans believe that it is against their religion to allow same sex marriage, but not everyone is religious and some individuals do not believe in anything. The issue of separating church and state comes into view because people are against allowing same sex couples to be married in the church.
If legislation was passed only allowing same sex marriages to occur in courthouses would defeat that problem. They could keep their religion “sacred” while allowing those marriages to occur. For some Americans to state that allowing same sex marriages will ruin their children’s views on life is utterly wrong. It will not force any child to grow up and think they have to be part of the LGBTQ community but will in fact allow them to realize that it is acceptable to love whoever they love and it will be accepted by the United States government.
Many children in the United States have grown up with homosexual parents and later married heterosexually. Gay parents do not have to have gay children. Allowing same sex marriage will not lead to interspecies marriage or other types of marriages that are not between two human beings. As Bill Maher said, “New Rule: Gay marriage won’t lead to dog marriage. It is not a slippery slope to rampant inter- species coupling. When women got the right to vote, it didn’t lead to hamsters voting. No court has extended the equal protection clause to salmon. And for the record, all marriages are “same sex” marriages.
You get married, and every night, it’s the same sex. ” It will still just be marriage, between two people who love each other and want to spend the rest of their lives together. Same sex marriage will be just that. It will not interfere with others lives but the people in the marriage. They are not abominations. They deserve the same rights as all Americans. The government of the United States should pass a law stating that same sex marriage should be allowed in all courthouses of the United States of America. Rights should not be voted on, they should just be our rights.