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Started: 10/23/2013 Category: People
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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As of July 17, 2013, gay marriage has been legalized in 14 US states (CA, CT, DE, IA, MA, MD, ME, MN, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT, and WA) and the District of Columbia. 35 states have gay marriage bans through either laws or constitutional amendments or both.

Proponents argue that same-sex couples should have access to the same marriage benefits and public acknowledgment enjoyed by heterosexual couples and that prohibiting gay marriage is unconstitutional discrimination.

Opponents argue that altering the traditional definition of marriage as between a man and a woman will further weaken a threatened institution and that legalizing gay marriage is a slippery slope that may lead to polygamous and interspecies marriages


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Firstly the idea of gay marriage being condemned practically all stems from religion. If it wasn't for religions that condemn homosexuality, it would be almost fully accepted in society. How do I know this? America is a very Christian nation. Christianity condemns homosexuality. Most American "law-makers", if you will, are religious (Christian in some form). Religion and government should never mix. It cannot possibly be fair. Forcing your view upon someone else, but not only this; condemning and discriminating against someone else because of your view is disgracefully immoral thing to do. I could give you a big lecture on how homosexuals should have equal rights because we are all the same however the argument is much more simple than that. Don't force your beliefs into law so that thousands suffer because of it. Like I said it all stems down to the fact that America is a very Christian nation. There is no other argument for being against gay marriage apart from religion. Religion is on a decline in America anyway (
With this decline in religion, the more states are accepting gay marriage. Coincidence? As you said it is now legal in 14 states. Eventually if this decline continues we can assume that all states will eventually legalize gay marriage which just proves my point that it is all religious based. A person can attempt to use excuses such as polygamous however the simple fact is that they would not have these anti-gay marriage ideas anyway without some influence initially stating that gay marriage is a bad thing. The only influence of course, being religion.

Now I propose the question to you, how can being against gay marriage be justified by saying "well it condemns it in the bible so therefore it must be a bad thing, and therefore we should make a law that bans two men or two women from being able to marry because they are inferior to the rest of us, because the bible says so". Its a ridiculous notion.
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