Kim Davis Arguments

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Recently, gay marriage was legalized in all 50 states. Most Americans accept it; as America is becoming more open and tolerant of same-sex marriage. They believe that everyone should be able to love and be with whoever they want. On the other hand there are many who wholeheartedly disagree and believe that marriage is exclusively shared between a man and a woman. A county clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky with this belief refused to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple. This defiance of the law and deprivation of this constitutional right earned her six days in jail. It is now an argument of whether she had the right because of her religion or if she was wrong because she went against the law. I believe that Kim Davis was wrong because…show more content…
It means one can practice his/her religion personally and with their religious group. Freedom of religion does not include government and is not about forcing it onto others’ personal beliefs. It seems to be a common issue nowadays that people are using their religion as an excuse for certain actions. Regarding Kim Davis, we have a separation of church and state for a reason. Kim Davis, as well as her Christian supporters, are allowed to voice their beliefs. But in government, Kim Davis and her fellow supporters must abide by all laws that are created. Same-sex marriage is the law. It is not a choice.
Same-sex marriage has been a very big issue in the past two to three years. It was only legal in select states for a long period of time. In 2015, it was legalized in all fifty states. This allowed hundreds and hundreds of people to marry their spouse and have it be on paper like everyone else has the right to do. In an article on this hot topic they say, “ Now that we have moved into the bright sunshine of marriage equality, we’re not likely to move back to the closet and the shadows” (US News). If they know that it’s the law and know we will most likely not return to the old ways, why fight
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