When asked why gay marriage is illegal you hear many different answers based on ones own opinion. But, with these opinions based answers you often find that people contradict themselves and are biased. For example answers such as ,”Because it goes against the bible,” often comes up as an answer against. But, if that answer were to be true there wouldn’t be the law of Separation of Church and state. Also, answers such, as “It’s immoral and just wrong” appear, but they fail to realize what may seem wrong to them may seem right to someone else.
Gay marriage has been a wide spread issue for quite a bit of time and multiple arguments have been made as to why it should not occur, but none of them stand valid against rights provided by the constitution. Many individuals are quite passionate about the issue whether it is in hopes to get a law passed for their own benefit or to help others who will be finally able to join in union with their one true love. The debatable argument of whether or not gay marriage should be legal has always intrigued me and been a topic, which I am quite passionate. Personally, I believe that everyone should be equal despite his or her sexual orientation. Even though I am not a relative to, close to, or am homosexual, I still feel a strong sense of devotion towards the fight for the legalization of gay marriage due to my beliefs and morals.
You would more than likely witness numerous signs picketing this issue whether it may be a revised Bible quote deeming it a sin or a sign decked out in the many colors of the rainbow which is the universal flag for gays. I propose that gay marriage should be legalized because nontraditional couples should have just as many rights and privileges as traditional couples and the legalization of it is not responsible for any snowball effect that may occur afterwards. Gay marriage, which is also known as same-sex marriage, is customarily the marriage between two individuals of the same sex. This debate has been going strong since the 1960s with a sudden reemergence in the last 20 years. The debate was brought on by a Supreme Court ruling in the state of Hawaii that stated that the attempt to ban gay marriage was unconstitutional if the court could not give a sound motive for discriminating against same-sex couples.
Not allowing same sex marriage is also a minority discrimination. Prohibiting gays to marry interferes with legal rights of Separation of Church and State. If same sex marriage were allowed, there would be Economic Benefits for the country. Not to mention, Gay marriage would make it easier for same-sex couples to adopt, providing stable homes for children who would otherwise be left in foster care. There are several various reasons that gays and lesbians seek the right of marriage for personal reasons also and they should not be denied the same rights as anyone.
The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Is this a good thing? The legalization of gay or lesbian marriage has been a touchy subject for some time now some say it should be and some say that it shouldn't be legal. The subject should not be taken lightly and should require most some serious thought as to which side they choose to be on. Most people have a hard time with this subject because of long term moral debates they have with themselves because maybe they have family members that choose this lifestyle or may actually be considering it themselves.
Also it impacts them because there are groups of people against same-sex marriage and the gay community is constantly being judged by people opposed to same-sex marriage. Seventeen states have legalized same-sex marriage; Thirty-three states banned same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage provides a more stable environment for children of gay couples. Legalizing same-sex marriage does not affect or harm heterosexual marriages. Marriage is a union of love, not a union of genders.
It was not long ago that interracial marriages were considered taboo in our society. Many people thought those marriages were not “natural”. In fact, interracial marriages were illegal in thirteen states until 1967 (So you wanna know about gay marriage). Today if someone opposes an interracial marriage, the majority of the population would now say that the person is just a racist and needs to mind his own business. So why are gay marriages so different from that scenario?