One week from today, Minnesota voters will decide the fate of same-sex marriage in the state.
The Marriage Amendment has started a state-wide controversy about a constitutional ban on same sex marriage. It has also started some confusion since the amendment is trying to ban same-sex marriage. The controversy over the amendment has sparked some heated debates in the classrooms and hallways.
“One of our debates in American Experience some kids got so mad that they left the class.” said Delaney Nord.
Voting YES means that you do not want same-sex marriage, and marriage should only be one man and one women. Voting NO means that nothing will change, there just won’t be an amendment forbidding same-sex marriage.
Out of 200 students, 54.5% of them would vote NO, and 45.5% would vote YES. The majority of students who supported the amendment said they base their decision on their interpretation of homosexuality as a sin. On the other hand, those to plan to vote no say the government isn’t run by The Bible. Not everyone believes in the Bible, so then why should it decide someone’s pursuit of happiness with another person?
“Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve,” said Frank Graham. “I get my beliefs from The Bible and it says that homosexuality is a sin. It’s how I was raised.”
“America was founded on freedom from religion, and everyone is given the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” said Cedric Jimenez. “If two people love each other, who are we to judge them for it?”