On June 26, 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the denial of marriage licenses violated the Due Process and the Equal Protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. The ruling made same sex marriage legal in all 50 U.S. States.
While every person should be allowed to have a different opinion, I personally do not think every person should have to follow a strict set of rules in marriage. I think everyone should be allowed to be with who they like. You personally do not have to be with the someone of the same sex but other people should be allowed to have the choice to do so. Imagine not being able to be with someone of the opposite sex. That would be extremely depressing. That is how many members of the lgbtq+ community feel.
Yes, but allow churches the right to refuse same-sex ceremonies
Churches are one of the main places people get married. So why not let the gays get married there aswell?
We should all have the right to refuse any service. If a baker doesn't want to make a wedding cake because the couple is LGBT+, they shouldn't be forced to. However, I would want to know because I do not want to support homophobic businesses.
No cuz churches dont like gays, so get them somewhere else. Churches can have their own beliefs
No, marriage should be defined as between a man and woman
Respectfully, I have to disagree. First, I am wondering why you think this. Where is there a rule that says marriage can only be between a man and a woman? What's so bad about this that it effects your life so much that you think it should be banned? There is no difference between 2 people of the same sex getting married and 2 people of different sex. We are all human and all deserve to be treated equally. Please research further into the history and discriminiation of the LGBTQ+ community to really understand what they have gone through just that way they are allowed to love who they want to love. I mean, how would you feel if someone told you that you couldn't like who you liked just because of their gender.
This notion that gay marriage is a violation against God is BULL **** !!! I self identify as a Republican, but on the issue of abortion and gay marriage, I am abortion and LGBT friendly. If the Republicans changed their views on social issues, then the Democratic Party will be the party of the past. This is a free country, and these issues must fall into that meaning.
If someone believes that marriage is a violation against God's will, you should respect their belief.
I'm not sure why you've decided people need to respect your belief. No one is required to do that. No one can make you GET a same sex marriage, but they shouldn't have their life paths altered, their ability to get married and have the legally binding benefits of that marriage, because of what you believe.
Also, I used to be hardcore religious- I didn't believe in banning same-sex marriage, but I used to believe it was against God's will until I got a vintage Bible and learned they changed the translation. It used to be admonishment against pedophiles, not homosexuality. Its described here:
But I know, you may not believe a webpage. Get a vintage Bible.
You are not a christian if you support abortion and the LGBT community.
false. Biblical translation changed in the 1940s, homosexuality isn't what the Bible taught against- it was pedophila- rape of the alter boys. I read about it and then bought a few vintage bibles to confirm.
Also, the bible never speaks out on abortion.
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Respectfully, I disagree. I know many Christians that are gay themselves. As someone who was raised in a religious household I am aware that the bible states that it is not up to us to judge others based on a thing that they can not control. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I know for a fact that I cannot control who I wish to have a relationship with. As a person who is straight are you able to control who makes you feel like you are in love? If you or someone you know happened to be a member of the community would it change your perspective?
So I know what the verse says in the bible because I went to a christian church for a bit. BUT I would like to say that just because you are gay or any type of LGBTQ+ dosen't mean God hates you, because that is the way god created you. God adds diffrent spices in a diffrent order everytime so we aren't all the same. That's way my preacher doesn't over look the gay's that do come to our church. We are all open with each other and under stand that we are all asome.
I would vote Republican a lot more if they'd accept the freedom of choice and equality in these topics. Abortion and gay marriage are the only reasons I'd ever vote Democrat. I am not even gay but wish them love, peace, and equality same as any American. What about two adults consenting to marriage even bothers people? It's love, let it be.
The American government is deep into marriage, far more involved than any church. If it was nothing more than a religious ceremony, you'd not need a license.
Your right its an abomination against god
Why is this EVEN a political issue
Because marriage bestows legal benefits. Its not a religious question, its a legal terminology one.
If two people love each other and live together and want to be married, but legally cannot be, then their ability to say- inherit the home they own with their significant other becomes complicated. Their ability to collect retirement or social security benefits after their passing becomes complicated.
So just like we allow non-religious straight couples to marry outside of a church, we can likewise allow gay couples to marry outside of a church because this is a LEGAL ISSUE NOT A RELIGIOUS ONE.… Read more
Your church doesn't have to believe gay marriage is biblical marriage, for it to be a legally binding government marriage.
Yes, same-sex marriage in no way causes any literal harm to anybody, so I cannot in good will stand there and deny two people their true love like a strict parent not letting their child choose which flavor ice-cream that they would rather have, or forcing them to eat topings which they don't like on a hamburger.
Ban LGBT propaganda and no recognition for same sex relationships.
I don't have a problem because we are all children of God and I don't think we were put here to judge
I'm personally not religious but i do respect Christians who support the lgbt community. I'm pretty sure the bible says love everyone or some **** and then people get mad at me for being pansexual lol
Again, this is a personal issue and not a decision to be made by government. the first amendment already clearly states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof"
Marriage is a legal term that comes with benefits. Inheritance law, for example. Receiving your partner's social security payments upon their deaths, for example.
As long as their are legal benefits to marriage, it is a government issue.
Marriage is not inherently tied to religion (I got married in a park, not a church, because my husband and I were from different Christian faiths and neither of our family's ties to a church wanted to marry us without counseling to put us in the same exact Christian sect)
What the LGBT community needs to do is get over themselves and stop playing victim. I know people who are victimized by the LGBT community on a daily basis. I doubt anybody gives a hoot if the guy across the street is doing the other guy. You have your own church and religion that approve of your same sex marriage so you the LGBT community should stop and try to force your views and homosexuality on people who do not agree.
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The LGBTQ isn't playing victim we are victims. As a member of the LGBTQ, I can say that yes a lot of people care who I'm sexually attracted to. I get harassed all the time for being pansexual and nonbinary. We don't force our views on anyone all we ask is to be treated equally to cis and straight people.
You do force your views on people… look at corporations putting transgender CHARACTERS on their cereal boxes THAT KIDS USE!!!!!!!!!!! thats almost hitler like, maybe just open your eyes more.
the LGBT community should stop and try to force your views and homosexuality on people who do not agree.
Although you stated that LGBTQ+ people shove their sexuality on other people, I find it to be quite the opposite. Some people call their kids a "lady killer" and to "keep them away from all the ladies/men" basically forcing the image that they are straight. Although when it's in terms of the kid liking the same gender, the kid is "too young to know what they like". Some cishet Christians also say that LGBTQ+ people are going to hell if they don't convert and repent their "sin" of being gay.
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