Current Event Paper

Topics: Marriage, Same-sex marriage, United States Pages: 1 (403 words) Published: November 1, 2014

To be, or not to be, married.
Same-sex marriage is one of the most controversial issues here in Texas; with that being said views can fluctuate over time. Aaron Blake of The Washington Post writes a very interesting article explaining a recent case in which a court judge strikes down Texas’ ban on gay marriage. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled that current laws restricting same-sex marriage violated the United States Constitution and took away their rights “without a rational relation to a legitimate governmental purpose.” The ruling did not take immediate effect and is still working its way through the appeal process. In 2005 Texans amended the state constitution to define marriage exclusively as a union between a man and a woman and the judge viewed this amendment as an infringement to the rights and privileges of gay couples. The law was confronted by two same-sex couples one of which hoped to marry in Texas and the other which hoped to have their marriage that was carried out in Massachusetts recognized. Texas Democrats and supporters of gay rights viewed this decision as a huge breakthrough in gay inequality especially in a state like Texas where many tend to frown upon the subject. Although same-sex marriage is gaining more supporters, (at the moment the numbers are fifty fifty) I believe that our current ban on the issue should not be taken down. There will always be people who tend to disagree with the subject and in my opinion same-sex marriage is wrong. I am firm in what I believe in and to me marriage should be between a man and a woman. I believe God intended man and woman to fall in love with each other with no shades of grey in-between. Also if man were meant to fall in love with man or woman meant to fall in love with woman then why are we not able to procreate with the same-sex? This point goes against evolution. I also think that it is morally wrong to deny a child the opportunity to be raised under his biological father and or...
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