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We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness Jillson 463 These words were documented to provide hope and to exercise equality among all the future generations for the citizens of America Yet today America is still faced with equality issues that are being challenged by these memorable words One of the main issues today is the right to marry someone of the same sex legally Liberals tend to be in favor of this union and conservatives tend to want the union traditions of marriage to stay the way it has always been between a man and woman Of course there is the clich idea that conservatives are right-wing Christians and Liberals are Atheists but this is not entirely true The beliefs of people range from all different religions you can have a liberal Christian or a conservative atheist The different ideologies do not base themselves on religion but on the person itself This paper will discuss the brief history of the evolution of legalizing same-sex marriage the different views of the two main ideologies liberals and conservatives and also my personal opinion of the matter based on my research Homosexuality has been seen in history since the times of Greek and Roman eras and even before then In Genesis 19 the Bible speaks about homosexual activity of the men who lived in Sodom This issue of homosexuality is not new it has always been there the issue today is letting it become legal According to Wikipedia the gay rights movements did not start until the 1970s yet what really pushed people more into fighting for gay rights was the passage of the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996 This act declared that the institution of marriage was defined between a man and woman Even with the passage
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