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Argumentative Essay Against Same Sex Marriage

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Ms. Stormes English III/ 1st Period 4 April 2014 Homosexual Marriage Same sex marriage is a major issue in today’s society. Many homosexuals are judged on a day to day basis just because of who they are. Regardless of what a person likes they shouldn’t be treated wrong. Being homosexual does not define who you are as a person. People are prejudged all of the time and it makes gays and lesbians uncomfortable to be who they are. Everyday someone is bullied for being a homosexual, and many times it leads to them killing themselves. America is a strong believer of everyone having equal rights but homosexuals are still being deprived of their rights to marry. Same sex marriage should be legalized in every state because everyone deserves to be treated equally, being a homosexual doesn’t harm anyone and no one should be segregated because of their sexuality. Our country stands strongly behind everyone having equal rights. Prohibiting gays and lesbians from marrying is completely unconstitutional. America has been fighting for equality since it became a nation and discrimination against different groups of people is only getting worse. In today’s society, everyone is a critic and people believe that it is okay to treat people different because of who they are. According to recent studies of homosexual bullying, gay and lesbian teens are two to three times as more likely to commit teen suicide than other youths. In a 2005 survey, teenagers reported that one reason they are bullied is because of their sexual orientation. The 14th Amendment forbids all states from denying any person “life, liberty or property, without due process of law” or to “deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” W... ... middle of paper ... ...le to live happily with the person that they love. Some people say that the reason gay marriage is so bad is because reproduction is impossible but their are heterosexual couples that are infertile and cannot reproduce as well. Others use the statement that it may be against their religion. “God will not accept a gay or lesbian into heaven.”, but who are we to judge? God is the one that makes the judgment to accept them or not. If God hated gay people as much as society does, why would he allow people to be attracted to their same sex? Work Cited www.ncsl.org/research/human-services/same-sex-marriage-laws.aspx www.ctvwww.topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopic/subjects/s/same_sex_marriage/ www.gaymarriage.procon.orgnews.ca/world/arizona-gov-jan-brewer-vetoes-bill-denying-service-to-gays-1.1704911 www.cnn.com/2013/05/28/us/same-sex-marriage-fast-facts/
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