Gay Marriage as a Legal Issue
It will come to you, I'm sure, as no surprise that gay marriage is a national controversy. Legislation shows that marriage is defined between a man and a woman, leaving same sex marriage impossible in the United States.
Those opposed to same-sex marriage agree that marriage is a fundamental bond with ancient roots. But they draw the opposite conclusion, saying that allowing same-sex couples to marry would undermine the institution of marriage itself.
The Hawaii Legislature passed a bill in 1994 affirming marriage as intended for "man-woman units" capable of procreation. Same Sex Marriage
Anti-Gay marriage activists are using Religion as a huge advocate for reasons the United States needs to ban gay marriage. However, how can that be a legal reason in a government that has separation between church and state as well as freedom of religion for all. The only legitimate reason for the United States to ban same-sex marriage is the social issue that basically states that homosexuals can't create children which is the goal of every society. To create and raise a new generation better then the last.
Pro-Gay marriage activist call this much more then a social issue as much as it is a unfair, unjust and a problem in civil rights.
The main reason for denying marriage to gay couples is that all major religions consider homosexuality a sin; however, the First Amendment of the Constitution clearly states that a person's religious views or lack thereof must be protected. Marriage by the state is a secular activity; the government cannot start making laws just because a religion says they should. Balanced Politics
Those for equal rights for gays use the 14th Amendment of our constitution as leverage in politics saying that the marriage law is discriminatory towards gays.