Legalizing Gay Marriage
America is the land of the free, which gives each legal citizen the right of privacy, freedom of speech, and freedom of religion. This law also gives each citizen the freedom from religion. If you are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or Buddhist, you are welcome in this country.
However when the topic of gay marriage arises in conversations, the main opposing point would be that the bible doesn't agree with it. According to the first amendment, the bible has no standing in American law. Opposing gay marriage in my opinion is just another form of prejudice that is still being withheld. Im just waiting for someone to explain to me how this argument is any different from the one half a century ago when it was thought almost inconceivable for an African American to share the same water fountain, and ride next to you on a bus. On a common sense level, does American citizens really think that if gay marriage is not allowed, that the gay citizens are going to stop/change their way of life?
But of course those who oppose giving citizens their freedom, really have no supporting facts to throw into the argument besides the religious ones. Yet, how do we know for sure that the religious reasons are even factual? Yes, it says so in the bible, whose bible? To my knowledge, as stated above, I wasn't aware that America had a religion that everyone abided to. In fact, most religions are unopposed to gay marriage.
It's been said, "gay couples are unnatural". Human beings are animal species, and according to scientific studies the 1500 animal species that have been extensively studied, 450 of those animal species have shown homosexual behaviors such as displays of affection, life long bonding, and sex. So just because we are "inferior" to all other animals on earth doesn't change the fact that our species as a whole has a percent that shows homosexual tendencies. If you ask me, its also unnatural and immorally wrong for a man to beat his wife and...
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