Same Sex Marriage

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Same Sex Marriage

Same sex marriage is a very controversial subject in our society today. In a traditional society, people recognize marriage as a commitment between one man and one woman. In the 21st century love has redefined by many people. Homosexual relationships are commonly seen almost everywhere. Since the public is slow begin to accept the existence of homosexual relationships, the problem now is whether or not the state can legalize this relationship. There are many who support this issue and there are just as many who oppose it.

Among the protestors, President George W. Bush, Jr. as a figure of our secular side of society is one who strongly opposes homosexual marriages. On February 24, 2004 at 10:43 A.M. EST, President Bush addressed he people of the United States, calling for a constitutional amendment protecting marriage. He started by saying, " Good morning. Eight Years ago, Congress passed, and President Clinton signed, the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage for purposes of federal law as the legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife."

Secondly, almost all sacred and religious communities do not tolerate same sex marriage. It is a sinful act, claims Joe Messerli in one of his arguments. Because our law is based on religious theories and ideas, both civil and religious sides should not give recognition to same sex marriage.

Third, Joe Messerli claims, "It will further weaken the traditional family values essential to our society". According to him, our society build by traditional family of man, woman, and children. "It is what sustained us through two world wars, a great depression, and numerous other challenges over the years". Furthermore, Messerli claims that family is always there through good times and bad times. As a result, by legalizing same sex marriage will further weaken family values as a result. On the contrary, many people believe we should allow homosexual marriages. For...
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