Religion should not Influence Government If you woke up tomorrow and found yourself part of a minority group that was treated like a second class citizens and denied civil rights how would you feel? Every day in the United States minority groups are denied basic rights that ever other U.S. citizen is grated. These rights are determined by the United States government that is influenced by religious beliefs, even though our country was founded with the belief of separation of church and state.
Proposition 8 Violates the separation of church and state. In the state of California Proposition 8 passed. Proposition 8 would deny gays the right to marry, a civil right that is …show more content…
This is unconstitutional that rights would be taken from a group of individuals because of who they choose to love. Not only are same-sex couples treated like second class citizens by the United States government, but not having the status of being legally married will not grant them all these rights that married couples have. These are the rights that same-sex couples are excluded from by law, Social Security benefits, veterans’ benefits, health insurance, Medicaid, hospital visitation, estate taxes, retirement savings, pensions, family leave, and immigration law. Same-sex couples will pay higher cost of purchasing private insurance for their partner and children it the company is not one of the very few that offer domestic partner benefits, higher tax due to the fact they are taxed on an additional compensation, same-sex partners will pay for estate tax on inheritance from his or her partner. Married couples can inherit an unlimited amount without paying an estate tax.
Separation of church and state is a good thing for the United States government. The United States has more religions than any other country in the world. Scholars have estimated that there are 2,000 religious groups active in the United States (Americans United for Separation of Church and State, 2004). The United States is a religious country there is no question to that, 62% of the nation believes in the devil, that’s far more then who believes