It’s a huge topic lately: Same sex marriage. Most states will not allow or even recognize marriage between two men or two women. Out of our 50 states, gay couples can only get married in 5: Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Vermont. Illinois recently passed a bill that will recognize same sex couples who are married but will not facilitate it. I don’t understand how the government has the right to decide that.
In my opinion, I don’t think that the government has the right to say that marriage has to be between a man and a woman. As long as the two people love each other, gender shouldn't make a difference. Sure, ever since we were little we have been taught that when we grow older we marry the opposite sex but who is to say that marrying the same sex is wrong? I get that in the Bible it’s not right for two women or two men to marry, but why is that affecting our government? Not everyone believes in the same religion or reads the same scripts. I, myself, am not gay but I have many friends and family members who are and it’s hard for them to get the same benefits as opposite sex couples do from the state. From my point of view, same sex marriages are just as special as opposite sex marriages. What do you think? Do you think the government has a right to say that marriage is only between a man and a woman?