Write 7 pages thesis on the topic should homosexuals be able to marry. The matter of same-sex unions has been around since time immemorial. In the bible, there is a mention of the destruction upon Sodom and Gomorrah by God due to the wickedness of the inhabitants of these two cities. The wickedness was the practice of same-sex unions where men slept with fellow men (Gen 19: 1-29). Basing on this argument, most governments and states have placed laws that bar the practice of homosexuality. All people are allowed to have their opinions on all matters under the sun with the only restriction being that these opinions do not interfere with those of others. However, there are rights that allow all people to live free from any form of discrimination.
Of most important to consider here is the primacy of human rights. Article 2 of the Universal Declaration of Rights (UDHR) upholds this primacy through the protection of people against all kinds of unfairness that entail race, sex and onwards. In the end, it also mentions ‘other status’ which arguable includes sexual orientation.
In a landmark ruling at the Vermont Supreme Court, Justice John Dooley made the remark that allowed for the protection of same-sex unions. This ruling also went ahead to grant same-sex couples the same rights as those granted to heterosexual couples (Mello 2004). This is an indication that a sexual relationship between two men or women has the same standing as that of a man and a woman in law.
Currently, the term marriage does not apply to same-sex unions. The correct term used here is ‘civil unions’. This is so because there are no churches that allow same-sex unions. The issue then arises the question as to whether gay couples should be allowed to consummate their union in the church. According to Snyder (2006), it is not fair to allege that the adoption of legislation in support of same-sex unions will usher America backward to the pre-sexual revolution era.