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Gay Marriages

The article in which I have chosen to voice my opinion on is titled Gay Marriages: The Discrimination, written by Jennifer Dolan. It is found in the textbook, Speak your Mind. The author clearly states her view that homosexuals should be allowed to marry just as heterosexuals do. The passages has point after point stating reasons that gay marriages should be allowed and supporting evidence for the position. The author states that if two individuals love each other than their sex should not matter. (Dolan 504) After reading the passage and also from my own knowledge and experiences I've taken the opposite position on this issue. I strongly believe that gay marriages should not be permitted.

The horrific act of same-sex marriage is starting to become legal all over the world. Germany, Finland, Portugal and the Netherlands all permit gay marriage. However, the Bible belt of our wonderful country will most likely never approve of this so called "sin" called homosexuality. (Dolan 504) In the Bible, the book of Genesis states that,

"God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, Ð''Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.'" (God 2) If God created the heavens and the earth, and everything in the Earth, he would want what was best for us. He tries to tell us through the Bible what is acceptable and what is not. He makes it clear that sex should not only be for man and woman, but also in the bounds of a loving marriage. God intended for only a man and a woman to be together. If he hadn'tÐ'... why would he of ever created two different sexes in the first place?

"Religion plays a huge role in the denial of gay marriages. The U.S. Constitution assures us freedom of religion." (Dolan 504) For those that do not believe in Christianity, their views might differ dramatically about same-sex marriage. If people do not believe in God, then there seems no real reason for gay marriage to be wrong. This is where the issue becomes controversial and more than just gay marriage but a religious argument as well.

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