Should Homosexuals be Allowed to Marry? One of the most contentious social issues today concerns the question of whether homosexuals should be allowed to marry. Those in favor of same-sex marriage see it as a fundamental human right that should be afforded to all people regardless of sex (Nolan & Wardle, 2005, p. 115). But a closer analysis of the debate shows that it is not a human right at all. In fact, same-sex marriage is nothing more than a group entitlement that contradicts individual liberty and freedom. How does same-sex marriage contradict individual liberty and freedom? America’s forefathers understood that individual liberty is the cornerstone of freedom. The individual, more exactly, is the most basic of all social units....The end:
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