Same Sex Marriage Essay

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The argument of same-sex marriage is an important one. The question of legalization of same sex marriages is an issue in many of our states today. I would like to argue that same-sex marriages do not infringe on any civil rights, but it is also immoral. We, as Christians, should not be afraid to stand up and use our Constitutional rights to speak against same-sex marriages. The debate over whether same-sex marriage should be legalized has focused on the infringement of civil rights. State recognition of marriages is not a common right. States control marriages in many ways, not just by denying same sex gender the right to marry. Approximately half of all states deny first cousins from marrying and all deny marriage of closer blood relatives, even if the couple is sterile. In all fifty two states, it is illegal to try to marry more than one person. Some states may even deny a person who is suffering from venereal diseases the right to marriage. Gays and lesbians are not the only people to be denied the right to marry the person of their choosing. We, as Christians, should find that same-sex marriages are unacceptable. However, we must look at this issue from the outlook of a homosexual, so we may understand both sides of the controversies that are in our world today. It is clear that not all people believe in the Bible, and we do have the freedom of religion here in the United States. Though we should understand and sympathize with the fact that the homosexual community simply desires the normal daily lifestyle and benefits of the family structure. However, we cannot uphold this opinion when we claim Christianity. As Christians, we must believe the Bible and what it states. In Romans, The Bible speaks strongly against great wickedness. The scriptures in Romans included sexual perversions, such as homosexuality, in the long list of wickedness. Romans 1:32 specifically states that “who knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice...
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