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Same-sex marriage There are many important issues discussed in public policy today One of these issues is homosexual marriage This is an important issue because it deals with a relatively large minority of the United States This issue is put into many different lights Those of morals family values and religion and those of equality constitutionality and right to privacy The aspect with the most relevance is constantly left up to debate Homosexuals are gay due to a combination of factors These factors are environment and society-the outside influences- and genetics Hence homosexuals do not decide their own sexuality nor do heterosexuals Therefore homosexuals should have the same rights as heterosexuals one of these rights being marriage If it is proven that there is indeed a gene that causes homosexuality than we can draw a parallel between not allowing homosexuals to marry and not allowing blonds to marry This is why it is of great importance to public policy whether or not homosexuality is predetermined Some now believe that homosexuality is genetically predetermined by a gene on the X chromosome If this is the case then gays cannot decide their sexual orientation for it is predetermined Hence not allowing those who are genetically inclined to prefer the same sex to marry leaves homosexuals with three choices The first is to remain celibate their entire lives so as not to live in sin the second is to marry someone they do not truly love or find attractive simply for the marriage benefits the third and final choice is to live together with their partner and face the dirty looks of fellow citizens simply because they are living together though they are not married Marriage goes beyond the benefits however The institution of marriage is a very respected one and holds much sentimental value for many people If we look at the Declaration of Independence for inspiration we read that all men are created equal Does this
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