What if you were denied rights that a U.S citizen is guaranteed in the Constitution? What if you were treated as a second-class citizen because of what you believe to be fair? That is the case that all homosexuals in the United States are facing. Many Americans feel that Gays should not and cannot be granted the same rights that they have for morality reasons. Homosexuals are not only discriminated and treated badly but they are also denied the rights that should lawfully be theirs.
Many Americans see no reason why Gays should be granted the right to marry. They base their argument on the bible and quote certain scriptures. The most reiterated bible passage is that "God created a man and a woman" however it is completely taken out of context. When a person states this they are indicating that the union of a man and a woman was intended strictly for the purpose of procreation. God's intention for giving a woman to a man was to give man a companion not a breeding partner. Yet a man and a woman that cannot reproduce can legally marry. Why not give Gays the same rights?
Many believe that allowing the legalization of marriage for homosexuals will lead to extremities such as a brother and sister being able to wed or even polygamy. At some point people have said that homosexual couples will lead to the end of mankind. It is completely impossible for such thing to occur. People base their beliefs against Gays on religion and even though this country was founded by religion it is not based on theocracy but a constitutional democracy. The founding fathers specified that the constitution was the law of the land. The fourteenth amendment states:
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof,
are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make
or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges of immunities of citizens of the
United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without
due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of
Denying rights to a whole group of people is not only unconstitutional but it goes against the law that separates church from state. The separation of church and state affirms that the government cannot influence any religion and no religion can influence the government. President Bush has sworn that he will stop at nothing to stop gay marriages even though it means going against the constitution, which is what our country stands for. He is a Christian and says that it is against God's will for people to commit such an act. He swore on inauguration day to uphold the law of the land, yet has done nothing to protect it. President Bush has gone as far as trying to put through a federal marriage amendment that states: