Gay Marriage Essay

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Gay Marriage Even though many people get married for the wrong reasons, marriage should not be something taken lightly. Marriage is a spiritual ceremony that is arranged for a man and a woman that are happily in love with one another and completely willing to spend the rest of their lives together. Many religions such as Christianity have always had views on marriage. It was looked at as a man’s obligation to marry a woman once they both reached a mature age. “For this reason (the reason of marriage), a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh” (Ephesians 5:31). They are supposed to get married before they become sexually active and have children with one another. Once they have completed the marriage ceremony, then it is now looked upon for that couple to have children. I feel that many people are getting married for all the wrong reasons. The one and only reason two people should get married is because they are in love with each other. They should get married because they feel in their heart that they have found the one person that makes their life complete. In order for a marriage to be strong and survive, you have to know what you are getting into before you decide to get married. Marriage is a really big commitment and should not be taken lightly at all. Marriage should be viewed as a privilege. One should not be forced to marry someone that they are not in love with. Some get married because they do not want to have a child out of wed lock and they have an unexpected pregnancy. People often use marriage as an escape to get out of their parents’ home or to get out of an unhappy situation they are in. The value of marriage today has changed dramatically and people are not getting married like they were in the past. “According to data released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau, 2009

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