Yet, homosexuals are unable to obtain a marriage license. This needs to be changed. Currently in the United States there is much legal and cultural activity surrounding the possibility of the legalization of "gay marriage". As of December 1995, a law case underway in Hawaii may lay the ground for legal recognition of same-sex unions. Such legal moves, as well as the efforts by lesbian and gay couples to be recognized as such, face denunciation from some conservative voices who assert that by nature and divine will only relationships between men and women can be considered "natural".
Justification for same - sex marriage To begin with, gay marriage has been a controversial issue in today 's society. It seems to me that the government finds it difficult to accept same - sex couples into marriage. By the government prohibiting same - sex couples from getting married, they are denying them freedom that every other American has. "Marriage is a unique legal status conferred by and recognized by governments all over the world. It brings with it a host of reciprocal obligations, rights and protections" (National Organization of Women, 2012, p, 1).
“The real question that should be debated is not whether gay marriage should be allowed, but rather, is marriage something we need anymore?” this quote was said by David Vaklis addressing that if people aren’t going to accept homosexuals, then why should we have marriage. The debate is whether people will accept homosexuals, and, will gay marriages be legalized across the United States and not just in certain areas. Even though it is against traditional marriage religion, gay marriage shall be legalized because being in love with the same sex shouldn’t be a problem and why shouldn’t everyone be treated equally. People are against it because of the “image” of our country if we legalize it worldwide, how America as a nation would look. This could start so many new problems but solve many.
What is the true definition of marriage? Is it about “religious freedoms or obeying the law”, The Merriam Webster dictionary the full definition is “the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law. Also the states of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage” (Merriam Webster). Gay marriage has always been a controversial topic and I wanted to look more into the many reasons people get worked about it. Starting in 2010 the elections had a general opposition to legalize same-sex marriage but then results from polls split, some support while others are in opposition.
Another argument presented to turn away the idea of same gender marriages questioned the parenting and safety of raising a child in a homosexual home... ... middle of paper ... ...the doors are closed, homosexual marriages could be the new foundation for a sweeping change in American politics and everyday life. Perhaps this generation will pave the road for the awareness of this human rights issue. Aside from all religious aspects (as religion should be held alone with the separation of church and state), the case against same-gender marriage is simply that people are unfamiliar to it. Bigotry and prejudice still exist in our society, and traditionally people fear what is strange and unusual to them. However, this has never stopped society from evolving and changing everyday.
01 March 2014. The constant battle over the issue of gay marriage and if it should be allowed or not has many people in distress. Yet, even if gay marriage is allowed and passed by the state the differences between the other states and their laws would not make the actual marriage legal or reach equality. Same- sex marriage should not be a special right, rather a way for two people who love each other to join in matrimony and enjoy the same legal benefits as heterosexual couples do. American’s are afraid that if gay marriage is legalized then what could be next and what will our culture be like.
Moreover, there are many ways to look at this issue such as personally, religiously, and politically. According to this argument, there are people who say that same-sex marriage is a political matter, while other people view gay marriage as a violation of traditional values. Although traditional marriage has always been between a man and a woman, should marriage be available, no matter what gender? In favor of Gay marriage From a supporter’s perspective, same-sex marriage should be permissible for various reasons. The most important factor of gay marriage is about personal freedom.
These two authors show separate feelings on the issue of gay marriage, while attempting to persuade the readers to agree with them. Each of these articles have valuable arguments, but will they be enough to change people’s views, to benefit their beliefs? Beginning with the topic on gay marriage and the controversial battle between authors, Andrew Sullivan and William Bennett, Sullivan is the gay supporter. In Sullivan’s piece, “Let Gays Marry,” he opens with a statement by the Supreme Court, “A state cannot deem a class of persons a stranger to its laws.” He feels that this simple sentence has so much meaning, saying that whatever type of person, male or female, black or white, everyone deserves the same legal protection and equal rights. Therefore, gay marriage should not be excluded from the legal system.
Gay marriage has been heated debated throughout the United States when the homosexual rights active people’s attentions. In many states, most of gay marriages are not allowed, but flowing many years fighting for the rights of same-sex marriage, some states finally accept the gay marriage law. Although gay relationships are not accepted in many states, gay marriage is still becoming more accepted in our society. Gay marriage will break the balance of institution of marriage, and it will also twist the status of the authoritative religion and Bible’s contents. The states should decide the issue which is how American peoples treat the drastic debate about the gay marriage in the Unites States.
Those who argue against the same sex marriages insist that marriage is ordered towards the reproduction of children and that the legal provisions given to marriage are given with that end in view. Marriages needs to protection of laws because society must be anxious about its own preservation and continuousness into the next generation. Defending the rights of gay citizens to marry also dream of promoting equality and preventing discrimination. Gay marriage was avowed legal by some courts because the constitution forbids the creatio... ... middle of paper ... ...ow up with a single mom. Life can be hard but it’s up to us to push through and make it better for our future.