Fifty percent of Americans say same sex marriage is okay. That's from a new Gallup poll, but the poll also claims forty eight percent of Americans say no way.
"I'm not for gay marriage," Ruth Medcalf said. "What people want to do is their own business, but marriage, to me, is between a man and a woman."
Medcalf is a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Shreveport. She says her views are based on her faith.
"I've read the bible, and it states in there that, that's an unnatural act," she says. "I don't think we should be supporting it."
However, it's also faith that has one local church supporting President Obama's support of same sex marriage.
"We have been very happy about his announcement," Susan Caldwell said. "This is a powerful thing to come from a sitting President of the United States."
Caldwell is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church. She say's her Church's stance on equality is the foundation of their views.
"Our first principle, the thing we all affirm, is the inherent birth and dignity of every person," Caldwell said.
As for the future, Caldwell says her Church wants to see a federal law making same sex marriage legal across the nation.
"Sometimes you need to legislate equality," she said.
Medcalf doesn't think government should get involved with such a personal topic as marriage.
"I just think it's wrong to push your personal beliefs onto people like that. especially when you're in politics," she said.