Bcom 275 Wk 3 Essay

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| Article Rebuttal | BCOM/275 | | | 3/10/2013 | | Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the term marriage as “the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law”. (2013) While this is known as the ‘norm’ it is not always the case anymore. In this day and age, the definition of marriage to many is changing. There are approximately nine states that view same sex marriage as being a legal union. Unfortunately when it comes to this controversial topic, religion plays an unnecessary role. In St. Paul Minnesota hundreds of people were at the Capitol to rally against legalizing same sex marriage. When the residents of Minnesota voted on a ban in the constitution last year, they opted for no. However, now that it is up for legalization they are rallying against. If same sex couples were given the right to marry, it would not affect the marriage directly of opposite sex. They would still hold the same rights, they would not be any less important of a couple. It is the religious aspect of legalizing gay marriage that plays the biggest factor. An individual attending the rally reported to Pioneer Press ““I have a grandson who's homosexual. I love him very much, but my heart is really burdened for his lifestyle. I see the culture just becoming more and more accepting of lifestyles that don't fit God's plan.” Another individual made a bold statement “"Marriage is all about love and commitment and making sure we have strong families, and really, the values that unite us are much, much stronger than the values that divide us," (Tellier, 2013)This statement puts into perspective the very meaning of marriage. It does not imply man and woman or same sex, but what is important in a marriage. While the residents may not want to ban gay marriage, they do not want to

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