Many argue for Gay Marriage to be made legal based on civil rights. There are many moments in history which we can look back upon now and may find it hard to understand how the laws and decisions that were made then ever came to pass based on our constitution and the lives we are afforded now. One of these decisions was the Dred Scott decision. “The Dred Scott decision made one very important point, “human beings deserve respect and deserve to be treated with dignity.” (Mosser, 2010, p 5:4). The Dred Scott decision wasn’t about same sex marriages obviously, but it does touch on a key point. We all deserve to be treated as equals with respect and dignity. This issue has been fought over and over again on behalf of different groups who were being denied basic human rights during our history based on race and sex, and we are now going through the same age old battle as before but now on behalf of sexuality. Many of the arguments against Gay Marriage are the same arguments that were once given against women’s rights as well.
Religion is often given as the reason that many cannot support same sex marriages (I will discuss those views in more... [continues]
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