Marriage Equality For All Essay

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What would it be like for hate and discrimination to follow someone all because of their preference on love? Same-sex couples fall in love only to realize that they are not “supposed” to be together. These couples cannot even enjoy every day activities that other couples may take for granted. Many same-sex couples are discriminated against because they are not what others consider the social norm. The religion in which many Americans believe in is Catholic. The general outlines to Catholic religion are referenced throughout the bible; nowhere in the bible does it say that same-sex marriage is at all acceptable. Therefore many religious minorities believe that marriage is only acceptable between a man and a woman. If America prides itself on being the home of freedom and hope, anyone who is truly in love should be married when they want to be. If all marriages were treated equally, America could live up to being the home of the free. By denying same-sex unions America is violating the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Hence, denying same-sex couples the right to be married is unconstitutional.

Many homosexual marriages will in fact last longer than marriages between heterosexual couples because it is so much more difficult for them to be married in the first place. In fact a recent study was completed in Vermont over a three year period of time that proved marriages to be very well grounded for same-sex couples. Homosexual participants were compared with heterosexual participants and the homosexual couples actually reported greater relationship quality, compatibility, intimacy, and lower levels of conflict after being unionized (“Sexual Orientation Across The Lifespan”). Marriage actually made these couples stronger and even stronger than the heterosexual couples in the study. There are several couples who will agree completely that marriage saved their relationship and made them stronger than they ever thought they could have been. If a man and a woman are married, it is a celebration. However, if it is two woman or two men; it is a fight. As the Declaration of Independence states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal” (“Declaration of Independence”). We are all supposed to be equal in this world, yet same-sex couples are just not “equal enough” to be married according to the government. As an American, one should realize that homosexual couples being married will only affect those couples; their marriages do not affect anyone but themselves.
Many same-sex couples are looked down open by others because they believe that God did not intend for such a situation to arise. In Genesis 1:28 God says the following, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it” (DeMar). Same-sex couples cannot ‘multiply’ therefore many American’s will not accept same-sex marriages as something that is holy. However there is a positive side, some states have accepted all forms of marriage and thus...

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