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Unit 9 Assignment 1: Rogerian Argument Paper Todd Keller
Paper on Same Sex Marriage

Should same sex couples be allowed to marry? Through time mankind has always held the belief that marriage is reserved for a man and a woman. Many religions have teachings and even very strict religious laws against same sex couples and unions. Catholics will tell you that it’s the devils work, Islam and other religions take it farther and view same sex relationships as not only evil, but punishable by death. We as a species are required to mate with someone from the opposite sex in order to procreate; the bible teaches that this is the only reason for a man and a woman to have carnal relations. It has been passed from generation to generation that two people of the same sex having an intimate relation is wrong and can never happen, anyone doing so does so at their own risk, a risk of ridicule and other consequences. With many things in this world attitudes have changed, as such many people are openly gay and have very strong partner relationships and thus should be afforded the opportunity to enjoy the merits of being in a monogamous relationship just as much as a “normal” couple would. For many years, same sex relationships have had to endure the fact that you cannot classify your “life partner” as a person on your medical insurance, life insurance, or many other situations that legally able to be married couples are afforded. Some may even argue that certain couples have gotten legally married out of convenience in order to get something that would not normally be afforded singles. An example is the military, in order to live in your own off-base quarters, some places require that only married couples may live off-base and single’s must live in double occupancy dorm rooms. My point is that there are arguments for both sides and religious leaders must…...

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