Kite Runner Essay

Submitted By fhranchize
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All love is equal. No matter who a person is with, they should be treated fairly and with respect. However, there are prejudice people out there who think differently. That is the issue we are facing today with gay marriage. The problem is they’re just too blind to see that gay people are just like us. They are human. Gay marriage or same-sex marriage is a legal and social recognition of a joining marriage between two people of the same social gender or biological sex. Same-sex marriage is a fundamental civil right, social, moral, political and religious issue that occurs in most nations throughout the world. Over the years, many people have argued whether or not same sex marriage should be legal or whether or not banning same sex marriage is constitutional or unconstitutional. Gay marriage is political and social issue we are still facing today. The reason why it is an issue is because not everyone is use to the idea of a marriage or even a partnership being between the same genders. The whole debate on same sex marriage took place after the ruling of the Supreme Court Case of Baehr v. Miike in “1999 where the court ruled that Hawaii’s constitution no longer protects lesbian and gay individuals with regard to their freedom to marry (” Not everyone agreed with that ruling and believed a state cannot ban same sex marriage without a good reson. A good reason to some people who didn’t want same sex marriage to be legal is, “altering the traditional definition of marriage as between a man and a woman will further weaken our threatened institution and that legalizing gay marriage is a slippery slope that may lead to more divorced marriages,” ( That whole argument is false. “Massachusetts, which became the first state to legalize gay marriage on May 17, 2004, had the lowest divorce rate in the country in 2008. Its divorce rate decline 21% between 2003 and 2008. While Alaska, the first state to alter its constitution to prohibit gay marriage in 1998, saw a 17.2% increase in its divorce rate,” ( The argument they have is invalid as the statistics show that actually having gay marriage isn’t going to increase, but actually help it go down. Another reason why it is invalid is because; if people worry that gay marriage will increase our countries divorce rate, why aren’t they stopping heterosexual couples from getting married as well? If you think about it, of the nine states where same sex marriage is legalized, has any of the homosexual couples who’ve gotten married since then ever gotten a divorce? The answer is no. An argument people have against same sex marriage is it goes against many beliefs/traditions people in religious groups are accustomed to. Many of the people take the Bible very literally. Now, it is stated in the Bible that a marriage is between a man and a woman, but there are also many things in the Old Testament that people today, don’t obey and are ok with. For example: the consumption of pork, tattoos, or consulting a physic or spiritualist is not permitted as it is stated in the Bible, but they still do it.

In my opinion, the Bible shouldn’t be taken as literally. It is meant to progress overtime because times passed and things are more advanced now. Like maybe the reason why it was against Christians to eat pork was because it wasn’t sterile and people didn’t know how to cook it or skin it properly. But now, with all of our new devices and factories, we have a more healthier/hygienic way to do that, and maybe that is why people are consuming pork today. The same thing should be done with same sex marriage. If strong believers of Christianity can be ok with other people or other Christians consuming pork or getting tattoos, then why can’t they accept and adapt to same sex marriage? Luckily, there are some people who can adapt to the idea because in a recent article, 82 priests in Minnesota who have served 1,026 years in the