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Battle for Equality

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Imagine falling madly in love and wanting to start a family. Imagine being so sure that this is the right person. Finally meeting the one but being banned from marriage. Imagine being discriminated against. Imagine living in fear. Imagine how Gays and Lesbians feel. Who are we to tell them that they cannot get married? Same-sex marriage should be legalized in America because gay couples have as much right to be legally married as heterosexual couples do.
Marriage is a major part of our society. It is a commitment between two individuals, an emotional as well a civil bond. Marriage is a beautiful thing and should be experienced by everyone regardless of race or sexual orientation. Marriage brings a couple closer. There are also many legal benefits of marriage. Gay marriage has been an ongoing debate in the United States for a several years.
“Individual states in the United States have been left to decide their own marriage laws. On May 17, 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to provide the freedom to marry to same-sex couples.” (freedomtomarry.org)
Some people believe that it should be banned because it is seen as a sin in many religions, while others believe that marriage is about the unity of two lovers and religion should not get in their way. There are many reasons why people are against gay marriage; however most of the arguments against same-sex marriage are weak and unreasonable and are founded upon nothing more than bigotry, fear, and ignorance.
Homosexuality is a major sin in most religions, hence why they oppose same-sex marriages. Since when is it okay to enforce one’s religious views on another? Since when do Gays have to follow the laws of Christianity or Judaism? If people in this country are allowed to n...

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