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Gay Marriage and the Constitution

            There is a social unrest in America these days regarding the Government's denial of the right to marry to many homosexual. Those completely against gay marriage, mainly conservatives and neo-Christian politicians who are using religious arguments to establish that sexuality is an atrocity. While on the other side you have liberals who are fighting for the equal treatment of the gay community which is clearly supported by the 10th and 14th amendment in the United States Constitution. While the belief system of the politicians is what they are basing their ideals on, this country was founded on religious freedom where we are allowed to worship as we wish. This was a ground rule that was established in the beginning. The separation of Church and State was established so that there would be a distinction between religion and government so that the church would not influence government and vice versa. The issue of gay marriage distorts those lines and religion intervenes and influences the government's decisions of who can marry and who will be refused. It is time for there to be a change to politics and mainstream society, governments must look now at "the people " especially the homosexual community as outsiders. .
             I am a average American citizen and I am thankful for the Constitution and the justice and equality it represents.
             The first argument against same sex marriage is often made from the religious standpoint. It is said that if gay marriage is allowed then there will be turmoil in the religious community, and is unbiblical and should not be endorsed. This contradicts the First Amendment to the Constitution, which clearly states "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise therefore " Thus our forefathers pursued to protect all Americans.
             Then there is the issue of California's Proposition 8, which pertains to the 10th amendment of the United States Constitution (ratified on December 15, 1791), "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

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