Gay Marriage – should this be permitted? The United States is supposedly the home of the free. But are we really free if the government can and does decide who is allowed or given permission to marry? Gay marriage is a basic human right and should not be sanctioned. It is not the government’s role to dictate its own terms on who and what sex’s can engage in marriage. ...view middle of the document...
When you remove rights from a particular group of people – that is wrong and in my opinion - is discrimination. Equality should be for all.
Religious tolerance seems to be the real issue here and their rejection to this one issue has been long standing. The religious community in general is upset with homosexuality and fear a threat to the basic principal of marriage - that the principal of marriage should be between a man and a woman and not the same sex.
The legal argument put forth in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health support my decision. These plaintiffs argued for rights to seek civil marriage and the protections and security it provides. The constitution guarantees that all people have be treated equally and to have and enjoy liberties.
As too Privacy and liberty, the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause may form a basis for a decision affirming same-sex marriages. But the use of privacy and liberty laws are just as important in affirming the rights of all and the right of gay marriages.