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Submitted By Deval-Knox
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Deval Knox
Professor Nunnally
ENGL110, Section 11
16 February 2015

A Sacred Bond between Two of the Same
Same sex marriage is considered to be one of the biggest controversies in America. The legalization with reference to same sex marriage is highly frowned upon by means of most U.S. citizens. The existence of same sex marriage has caused many angry protests and debates. In the past, same sex marriage was completely illegal in all states. It was not tolerated at all in the law. As of now, there are a total of thirty six states that legalized same sex marriage. Most people think that same sex marriage is a complete abomination to the human race. People believe that the legalization of same sex marriage turns a moral wrong into a civil right. They believe that same sex marriage should not be legal in any states. I support the legalization of same sex marriage in all states.
Any two people who love each other should be able to be together. Neither their sex nor their sexual preference should matter. No person can tell another who they should love. Same sex marriages hold no threat to anyone else’s lifestyles or their choices. Just because something has been a certain way for an extended period of time, does not make it right. Society has evolved a lot over time. Making same sex marriage legal in all states would not be any different. People should have the right to love whoever they want to without worrying about what others think. Marriage should be a sacred bond between two people, no matter their sexual orientation. The concept of traditional marriage has changed and the definition of marriage as always being between one man and one woman is historically inaccurate. Two men can love each other as much as two women can. Same-sex couples seeking marriage rights are obviously determined to stay together, or they would not be trying to get married. Many people try to make gay couples’ lives difficult and go to extreme measures in doing so for the most illogical reasons. These couples should be left alone in peace and happiness.
There are religious extremists who proclaim homosexuality morally wrong. They say that same sex marriage is harmful and must be opposed. Religion does not own the concept of marriage. People of religion are in no position to impose their beliefs on others and oppress them. Same sex couples should not have to be exiled just so other people can feel comfortable.
People believe the government should get involved and take control. The truth is simply that love and commitment are not under the control of our government. Government is there to make decisions which benefit the entire country, not just individual agendas. We need to take our morals out of secular decisions and make choices that give all a chance to be equal, free and protected by our country's laws. Law is not something where morals should determine the…