Some may argue in the bible it states it is wrong to be involved in a gay marriage. If two people love each other why can they not get married? There are so many arguments that can be brought up to justify marriage and for couples to receive benefits like any other couple. In this society understand why some people like myself I feel like people have the right to be with who they want to be with and just because you don’t believe in it doesn’t make it bad. A gay person is no diffe... ... middle of paper ... ...y should someone be denied the right to get married just because they are gay?
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?
Pew Research, 12 May 2016. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/05/12/support-steady-for-same-sex-marriage-and-acceptance-of-homosexuality/. However, straight marriage is not the right thing to do. Just because a person is happy, does not mean it is morally correct. The article “Gay Marriage” states that Americans still oppose to gay marriage because it violates their religious beliefs (2). Yes, everyone in the world needs to feel happy and accepted, but sometimes it is unnecessary acts that get people where they are in the world.
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.
He believes the change would allow gay couples to experience what straight couples already have. On the other hand, William Bennett, author of “Leave Marriage Alone,” feels that the right for gays to marry should not come into effect. He begins by asking if gay marriage will benefit the institution. He fears that if this law was passed the true meaning of marriage would be altered and destroyed.
God loves everyone equally the same and they feel like if God can still love them, why cannot we. Therefore, homosexuals who want to be married just want the same rights and treatments as heterosexuals. Legalizing gay marriage has caused many problems in the society today. The U.S. Constitution is making some people go against their religious beliefs because of this law. I personally do not think people should have to go against their religion to support something that God would not be pleased with.
Many people argue that if a gay couple were to adopt, the child would be more than likely be pressured and influenced to become gay. Many opposing views are that children wouldn’t see the roles each gender is to fulfill because the same sex couple or two people of the same gender and they hold the same gender roles so there is no role reversal. Same sex marriage is not a civil rights issue. Law protection of gay rights was expanded with the Supreme Court case Romer v. Evans in which the court struck down an amendment that repealed all existing laws prohibiting all sexual orientation discrimination (Entin, p. 823,824). Opponents believe that marriage should be restricted to only couples of the opposite sex, being that marriage is a privilege and not a right.
If they wanted to be married they had to ... ... middle of paper ... ...on may choose to marry. The bottom line is, all people deserve their legal rights no matter what their sexual preference is and no one person should take that away from them. The right to choose whom to marry should not be denied by the government. Gays being denied rights to marry is similar to the Loving vs. Virginia case. The Loving vs. Virginia case was one popular discriminating case which denied rights because of the person’s preference of whom they wanted to marry.
Same-Sex Marriage The United States is known world wide for its civil rights and freedoms. Many Americans are appalled by the idea of same-sex marriages. What?s wrong with the idea of two people who care greatly for one another wanting to spend their lives together? The gay community is misunderstood because many straights are not willing to listen. These individuals would rather just be closed-minded in this situation and reticent to really think about what this means to the gay community and the country.
The argument of whether gay marriage should be legalized or not is very controversial. According to an article from the Human Rights Campaign, there is nothing wrong with allowing homosexuals to have the same rights as everyone else. Every individual person should be given the opportunity to have equal rights, no matter what their sexuality. Gay marriage should be legalized in all states and has been postponed for much too long. There are several reasons why homosexuals feel strongly about wanting to be legally married, why wouldn't there be?