Should Homosexuals be Allowed to Marry?


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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....
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