Same-sex marrage is now legal in Virginia


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Beginning at 1:00 pm  October 6, 2014, same-sex couples are legal to get a marriage license  in Virginia.  The marriage application form has changed to spouse and spouse.  It was a history day for Virginia, and the decision changed hundreds and thousands same-sex couples and their families. Many couples had been waiting to get their license for many years.  Two gay men, Tim Bostic and Tony London, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage on July 18, 2013. They are living in  Norfolk and married as soon as the same-sex marriage are legal.  The Supreme Court refused to rule on this case saying that there would be no national enforcement on the issue.
There is a huge argument between same-sex marriage in the past few years. For me, I don’t know really care if  people are heterosexual or homosexual, but  I think that marriage does not have to be religious; so does  the government. That’s why we had the separate the church and state. The Supreme Court has let the states decide whether to allow or deny the same sex marriage. Our state, Virginia, passed the law by the authority of majority people’s vote.  Marriage is between a man and a woman naturally or traditionally, but for the equality of life I think that people have the liberty  to marry whoever they want. In addition, it is wonderful that most of us have loyalty to our religion, but we can not force others to believe what we had believing. To push your beliefs onto others if it would deny them equal treatment or harm them in any way is unconstitutional. It is definitely okay to be proud of our religion, but what we believe should never directly interfere with the rights of other people and we should not define how anyone else should act unless that action is harmful.  We should respect each other.