12 Republican Senators Align with Dems to Pass Same-Sex Marriage Legislation…Here’s Who They Are

Homosexuality is a personal decision for millions of Americans. The decision may be seen as immoral by some. That doesn’t give them license to treat someone badly because they’ve made a different choice. But they are also under no obligation to support it in a free democracy.

Many Americans who adhere to more traditional values also have fervent religious beliefs. Serious questions about the morality of homosexuality, particularly the legally recognized marriage union, are raised by the nexus of these two ideologies.

Many ardent conservatives who have strong religious beliefs consider homosexuality to be an abomination in the eyes of God. They reject or will not support a marriage between two homosexuals because it is wrong.

Most conservatives continue to oppose same-sex marriage, but the number is decreasing. They do not believe that the U.S. government should recognize same-sex marriages, either. That is their right.

In general, many Americans say they support same-sex marriage or do not care. In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all states must recognize same-sex marriages. The key word here is “recognize.” “Recognize” does not mandate that someone “accept” something.

But nearly one-third of Americans are still staunchly against two people of the same sex being united in marital matrimony. They have their reasons, and they’re entitled to them. Most conservatives do not react towards same-sex marriages with personal attacks.

But the liberal left does. They insist that because someone harbors strong convictions about something, they’re either racist or a bigot. That’s not true. These people who refuse to accept same-sex marriages and likewise do not support the government’s approval, have that right.

Much of the discussion may soon be over. The U.S. Senate recently voted to bring a bill to the floor to “codify same-sex marriage.” But what’s bizarre is that a dozen Republican senators chose to vote with their liberal colleagues.

Of these 12, three are retiring. With 12 Republicans already acknowledging their support for a codification of same-sex marriage, the bill looks all but certain to pass. There were 50 House Republicans who signed on to a similar bill.

Is this a sign of bipartisan possibilities during what’s about to become a lame-duck presidential two years? Should conservative lawmakers vote in support of legislation that a vast majority of their voters disagree with? The codification of same-sex marriage will do one thing for certain.

It will end any possibility of the situation that recently happened with Roe v. Wade and abortion. The Supreme Court will no longer be able to render a ruling on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. With so many still opposed to such a union, is it best for the morality of our country?

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