In the United States, there is social unrest regarding the government’s denial of the right to marry for homosexuals. Plenty of conservatives are completely against gay marriage; and many of liberals are fighting for equal treatment. The neo-Christian politicians are using religious arguments to establish that homosexuality is an abomination.

While this may be their belief system, this country was founded on religious freedom, where the people are allowed to worship how they see fit. These two polarized views have created gay marriage to be a very coarse topic among Americans.Recently three states have legalized gay marriage. Can this be the start of a revolution? Also, it seems that every reason people have against gay marriage, the pro-gay marriage community finds a way to prove why it is wrong. This makes picking a side even more difficult than it originally was. The debate on keeping gay marriage illegal has many different reasons that help back-up their choice to be against it.

One reason is that it is a contradicting action against the Bible. People see same sex marriage as unholy and against God’s plan for us. We know His definition to be the unity of one man in one woman, forever.Whenever one violates the natural moral order established by God, one sins and offends God.

Same-sex “marriage” does just this. (“Change of Subject”). This is a really big conflict with religion. But, just like the Bible tells us marriage is for opposite sexes, it also says not to lie. Lying is a sin just like many other things we Americans commit every day. If we have the freedom to curse, lie, hate, and divorce then it is argued that we should have the same choice to marry who we please, and the choice to sin and twist the definition is ultimately ours.

Besides being unholy, it is “unnatural. ” An accusation quite like this is not usually stated openly, but this premise influences other arguments and lies behind many people’s negative opinions about homosexuality in general. Heterosexual is our “norm” in our society, therefore, homosexuals are abnormal and people against gay marriage do not want to encourage it. (“Arguments against Gay Marriage”). Such arguments are superficially effective because they try to harness the power of apparently neutral and objective categories like “nature” and “natural” in support of one’s position.A common and simplistic meaning is that heterosexual relationships are “natural” because that is what we find in nature, whereas we don’t find homosexual relationships.

The latter are therefore unnatural and should not be validated by society. However, if gay marriage was to be legalized throughout the country or world, it could grow into being viewed as natural. (“Arguments against Gay Marriage”). It will not happen right away, but it would be more accepted than it is now. Just like that of interracial marriage.

With the recent re-election of President Obama, three states have now legalized gay marriage.This is proving my source from “Positively Inclined” true. In this article, an anonymous black male was writing about witnessing an interracial couple walking around holding a sign that read “Our Marriage was Once Illegal too. ” This man was very impacted by this sign; not because he is gay, but because a few years ago he did not have the right to marry who he wanted either.

(“Positively Inclined”) He states, that after he saw the interracial couple holding the sign that instantly got his attention and knew exactly what it was directed at; gay marriage.This is one of the major comparisons that I have seen. (“Positively Inclined”) Seeing this cultivates a sense of sympathy, guilt, and realization that he has no right to judge either since he has been in the same sticky situation before. The message that this couple was trying to portray was, also, for gays to keep fighting for their rights and not to let people’s negativity stand in their way. They took a stand and fought through it all, and it was only a matter of time until they will get theirs, shown in the recent change of laws.

This piece caused me to second guess myself and what I think about marriage, as I am sure it does to many others who have had the experience of reading something like this. Another side of the argument to the known and concrete definition is the conducted study of known spike in infidelity connected with same sex marriage, recorded by Andrew Sullivan. (“Christianity Today”). Sullivan explains that if we were to change the definition of marriage to allow same sex couples, it will be a shock to our fundamental idea of what fits the definition and what does not.Also, he tells us another con in allowing same sex couples is it “will be that sexual fidelity will be detached from the commitment of marriage. ” (“Christianity Today”).

Infidelity might become a broader occurrence and in turn affect the morals of more and more marriages. He has found that in gay relationships, there is more infidelity because they take it more lightly. This affects our values versus what is right and what is just immoral. It effects our emotions because we ourselves do not want to be cheated on, as well as see a rise in infidelity among surrounding couples.Adding to the justification of his study, Sullivan claims "There is more likely to be a greater understanding of the need for extramarital outlets between two men than between a man and a woman. ” (“Christianity Today”).

With this, advocates against gay marriage believe that if it is legalized it will not only hinder relationships, but the future generations to come as well as the entire society by the bad examples it will set. Some people feel very strongly about the parental issues that come into play in this situation. For starters, they cannot produce children on their own.They will argue that being able to create your own child gives special ties between the families.

But not all couple can produce children, and many people also adopt. So, what is the difference if a gay couple was to adopt? Continuing, people would like to altercate that one mom and one dad is better than two dads or two moms. You should not put a child into that situation without their consent and understanding of the situation. These are just a few of the tens of hundreds of reason argued amongst legalizing gay marriage.

The denial of gay-marriage looks like it is taking a dramatic change with it now being allowed in three states. If it is the beginning of a revolution, how long will it take to be accepted, or will it ever be? We know that interracial marriage has been legalized for quite some time now, but still not everyone accepts it. With interracial marriage being a simpler form of the violation to the definition of marriage compared to the monumental same sex marriage, it might take a protracted amount time for it to become a normal thing in our society’s eyes. The ultimate debate is do we want to risk this.