Which is a false conclusion based on a bias premise. The only value of marriage that there should be is the unconditional and in this case untraditional love between two people. Not only, do people look down on gay marriage because it is untraditional but because it is different. Furthermore, when “Celebrities are breaking up, making up, and hav... ... middle of paper ... ... that. However all of the points may be arguable it still doesn’t change that fact that gay people are humans that love like any other person in this world and should not be excluded from marrying the person that they love.
Sullivan's article argues, "Gay men and lesbians are citizens, entitled, like everyone else, to equal protection-no special rights, but simple equality" (p. 25). He writes that gay men and women want to marry for the same reason that straight people want to marry, for love. Sullivan writes, "And we (gay men and women) want to commit to that person in front of our family and country for the rest of our lives" (p. 25). He goes on to write that letting gays marry would not change the rights of others, ?Throughout American history, marriage has been between a man and a woman, and in many ways our society is built upon that institution. But none of that need change in the slightest?
My marriage is not threatened or devalued in any way, shape or form” (Land 31). In conclusion, gay marriage should be allowed in the United States because it supports the idea of equal rights, and it would do no harm to children with homosexual parents, or society. When gays are denied marriage, not only are they denied that right, but many other rights as well. This is completely unacceptable. By making gay marriage legal, the government is setting up a world in which everyone is balanced.
This being said, a great example of this would be a person that has mental retardation, they are still allowed to get married when they want to in their lives, so why not gay people. It is all the same, they are born this way; it is not a choice that they are able to make. I think that is a great way to show that our country really is diverse, that we see all people for people and not what their religion is, or who they love. Now I do think that there are some drawbacks to gay marriage. I think that gay marriage, or just two gays in a relationship c... ... middle of paper ... ... someone wanted them to, it just happens.
Yet this preferred to a gay couple free of criminal history that in fact does embrace morals? If a same-sex couple can provide a loving and caring home, then where is harm done? The child, as well as the love for the child, must be a priority in every family, no matter the gender of the parents. Gay marriage is defined as a legal union between members of the same sex. Ten percent of Americans, because of their sexual orientation are denied the right to marry.
Same sex couples look at being denied the right to legally marry each other as their freedom of speech being taken away, but in actuality they are only expressing their love. Legalizing gay marriage will not damage society. If same sex marriage were legal everywhere in the United States, society will still function normally and no family values will be lost. If gay marriage is legal in seventeen, why must the other thirty three states continue to ban same sex marriage? How can we all be equal if we are being denied certain rights because of who we love?
They are... ... middle of paper ... ...an” (97). Some people have lived by this mind set of what a marriage is, but not every thing only has one outlook. A marriage is ultimately two people that are serious and love each other, gender takes no place when a person really takes time to think about what a marriage actually is. Regardless, there is always going to be two views on gay marriage; it is up to each individual to decide which view they agree with. Gay marriage should be legally recognized, what is so right about a heterosexual marriage compared to homosexuals?
Denying gay marriage affects gay and lesbian couples and lets people think that is acceptable to discriminate against them. Even though same-sex couples are not natural, people should be able to get married to whomever they want no matter the gender because you can’t invariably choose who you fall in love with and everyone should be equal and not discriminated against. All over the nation gays are discriminated against for many reasons, they are asked various questions such as if they can raise kids, provide a stable environment, and if their child’s development is effected by their parent’s sexual orientation. Statistics show that children raised by homosexual couples thrive just as well, some even better than heterosexual couple’s children. Their families are not really divergent from any other traditional family.
There will always be differences of opinion on the gay marriage controversy, it's really just up to each person to decide which side they're on. Marriage doesn't affect anyone but the people who are getting married, so they should be able to just marry who they want. Gay marriage should be made legal in every state because it's not right to deny anyone of the right to marry and love who they want. The heart wants what it wants and who are we to judge anyone who's simply acting on their love?
They are just like everyone else, with feeling, needs and emotion and they wanted to be treated like we want to be. Nowhere in the constitution does it states that marriage is only something certain people can have. The only problem society have with this is that they believe it is “not right”, but what is right anyways? The way we have lived our lives all along, by what our religion, beliefs or is it what our peers have told us. Given the trend of greater acceptance of gay marriage, the issue of whether to legalize same-sex marriage naturally arises.