Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legalized

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Could you imagine if you had met the ideal person you wished to share your entire life with but the law would not allow you to? That is the position that many homosexual Australians have been in since the settlement of this country. Same sex marriage is currently not allowed in Australia but I and a proven 60% of other Australians strongly believe it should be. Gay people pay taxes, serve in the military, participate in the workforce, are our neighbors, friends and family. Logic and decency would suggest that they should have the right to marry, just as any heterosexual couple can. However, there are people who disagree with this belief, take for example the government, namely Australia’s prime minister, Julia Gillard, several religious …show more content…
But did Leviticus not just contradict that commandment? The bible also condemns divorce therefore some argue that same sex marriage could hurt the holiness of marriage. I often wonder how we can live in a country where 40% of marriages end in divorce yet we allow heterosexuals to marry for money or other arranged purposes. Why didn’t we think of the lack of holiness that marriage could develop before we allowed shotgun weddings that only last until the couple realizes their stupidity? Many important religious texts, such as the bible, the Koran and the Torah, all state that humans are “made in God’s image”. So why would God have made people with the wrong sexual orientation? One could argue that homosexuality is a choice, but did you know over 1,500 animals, including mammals, like ourselves, practice homosexuality? So how is homosexuality unnatural? Many religions state that same sex marriage should not be allowed because the couple has no natural way to procreate. So should we disallow biologically infertile heterosexuals from the union of marriage too? Should we ban marriages of those who wish to wed in later life when procreating is physically impossible? The Bible also says clearly that sex with a prostitute is acceptable for the husband but not for the wife. Polygamy is acceptable, as we see with Solomon’s 700 wives. Slavery and sex with slaves, marriage of girls aged 11-13, and treatment of women as property are also all accepted practices in the

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