Discussion of Same Sex Marriage

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Marriage is not about religion because atheists marry; it is not about procreation because the infertile marry; and it is not about finance for it can weave poverty. What it is about is love. For centuries, the battle for gay rights has waged, and will continue to do so until the rights are granted to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to help secure equality for all. “…LGBT people must lead this effort, as so many of [them] are. Their knowledge and experiences are invaluable and their courage inspirational” (Clinton 4). Gay rights are basic human and civil rights that should be granted to the LGBT community. Securing gay rights, permitting gay marriage, and protecting the LGBT youth can help protect and preserve the future of LGBT people and end the war for rights. The gay rights movement is a key part in the push for gay rights. “Gay and lesbian rights seek to provide full legal and social equality for gay men and lesbians sought by the gay movement in the United States and other western countries” (Batten 1). This movement has been most prevalent in recent years because of social media, protests, and celebrities reveling their sexuality. “Most gay men and women remained in the closet until the modern movement for equality because homosexual behavior has been a crime throughout US history” (Batten 1). Although this behavior was considered a crime, the strongest oppositional argument comes from the idea that gay rights being granted would be morally wrong and damage the children of today. However, the only morally wrong aspect in this situation is the depravation of human rights, and the only damage being done is to the members of the LGBT community through verbal and physical aggression. If people are t... ... middle of paper ... ...0. At issue. Rpt. From “Coming Out in Middle School.” New York Times Magazine (27 Sept 2009). Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 28 Jan 2014. Frye, Jason. “Same-Sex Marriage Supports the Civil Institution of Marriage. “Homosexuality. Ed. David Haugen and Susan Musser. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2013. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. From “Stop Saying Same-Sex Marriage.” The Humanist 71.5(2011). Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 20 Jan 2014. “Gay and Lesbian Rights.” Gale Encyclopedia of American Law. Ed. Donna Batten. 3rd ed. Vol. 5. Detroit: Gale, 2010. 48-56. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 27 Jan 2014. Mollman, Marianne. “Gay Marriage Is a Human Rights Issue.” Gay Marriage. Ed. Debra A. Miller. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2012. At Issue. Rpt. From “Gay Marriage: The Issue Is Respect.” Huffington Post. 2011. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 24 Jan 2014.
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