Same-sex marriage has continuously been contradicted throughout our nation and so the arguments never seem to cease. Some argue the legality of same-sex marriage while others suggest that it compromises the sacredness of marriage. Various religious groups and their supporters in the U.S. tend to either support same-sex marriage or greatly oppose it, depending on their viewpoints and beliefs. Thus, the constant, bitter arguments between these parties.
These two groups constantly argue over the validity of same-sex marriage and never seem to come to an agreement. Each group presents valid and reasonable arguments to support their belief. Both hold their beliefs strongly and, therefore, aren’t willing to compromise. Those opposing claim that marriage is sacred and should be kept that way. Those supporting same-sex marriage state that marriage is nothing but a contract and prohibiting this right is unconstitutional and discriminatory.
Same-sex marriage is a sacred, traditional bond between a man and a woman:
Religious conservatives definitely believe that same-sex marriage is a moral disorder. Most believe that this can be nothing but sinful. Many religions believe that God established limits on human behavior which same-sex marriages would violate. These religious people often regard same- sex marriage as chosen, changeable, abnormal, unnatural behavior to which people can become addicted.
Religious conservatives believe that the sacredness of marriage should be protected. As a stated in an article, “The Administrative Committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has called for a constitutional amendment to protect the unique social and legal status of marriage. In Catholic belief, "marriage is a faithful, exclusive and lifelong union between one man and one woman, joined as husband and wife in an intimate partnership of life and love."”9
Christianity is also against same-sex marriages because the purpose of marriage is to produce children and meant to occur only between a man and a woman. Christians explain that, “These marriages are against the nature that God has created. Christians and non-christians alike are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27, 9:6).”3 Christians also believe that being involved in same-sex marriages is a choice and that it can be changed. “Christians are against gay marriages because it is a lie, and people are deceived. God did not create anyone homosexual. It is a lifestyle that a person chooses.”3
They further explain that, “God's intention was for sexual pleasure between a man and woman (in a monogamous marital relationship), also for reproductive purposes. Gay marriages go against what God intended and this is another reason why Christians are against gay marriages. Genesis 2:22-24 lays out God's plan for marriage: "Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, ‘This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called...