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

For millions of Americans, homosexuality is a choice. For some, it is an immoral choice. They do not have the right to discriminate against or be abusive to someone who makes such a decision. However, in a free democracy, they are also not required to condone it.

A large percentage of Americans who hold more conservative values likewise have strong religious convictions. The intersection of these two ideologies raises serious concerns about the morality of homosexuality, particularly the government-recognized marital union.

Many hardline conservatives with profound religious convictions believe homosexuality is an abomination towards God. It is wrong, and they will not support or acknowledge a marital union between two homosexuals.

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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