Bennett and Sullivan both face the same fears and obstacles in their beliefs. Allowing same sex couples to marry would broaden the definition of marriage, and aid in the gaining of equality for the homosexual community in America. They are both in opposition to each other, but they both agree that America is a diverse and tolerant nation. Neither of them deny that in America everyone has rights and there exist certain, respected, and revered institutions. Bennett and Sullivan are concerned with the result of giving up a traditional way of looking at such an institution as marriage, against the right to this institution for every person in America.
. This issue should be one of structural lawmaking and the identification of marriage as being more than between a couple of opposite sexes but its proven to be more that . To change law has become a fight to change social attitudes and norms that have long prevailed in society. Demonstrating an understanding of people’s rights and the ever changing social attitudes and values of Americans, “ As of Jan. 6, 2014 gay marriage has legalized in the followin... ... middle of paper ... ...uman beings that deserve to be treated no differently than anybody else by being given equal opportunities in life. Every individual should have the choice to marry the person they love and let their children have the choice to marry the person they love.
“Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion... [have] the right to marry and to [find] a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution” guarantees the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (“Pro & Con Arguments: ‘Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?’ “, 2015). Basic rights, benefits, and protections that are given to heterosexual couples are not given to same-sex couples. These benefits can include hospital visitations, joint taxes to reduce tax burden, access to family health coverage, and the inheritance rights if a partner dies (“Pro & Con Arguments: ‘Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?’ “). Same-sex couples also don’t have the right to protections like a heterosexual couple would if their relationship were to end.
We should insist on gay marriage. We should regard it as scandalous that two people could claim to love each other and not want to sanctify their love with marriage and fidelity.” Same-sex marriage should be legal everywhere because marriage is a secular institution, improves the quality of life for LGBT couples, and will help society in the long run by changing people’s attitudes those who are different from them.
When denying same-sex couples to marry, the government is degrading the rights of citizens and is encouraging the discrimination against LGBT individuals. The freedom to choose who to marry is a fundamental right all people should have. Same-sex marriage should be legalized because it is constitutional, therefore provides equality regardless of sexual orientation, and is overall supported by most citizens. During the mid-1800’s, the 14th amendment of the United Sates Constitution was ratified and approved declaring equality for all citizens, no matter what race, religion or social status, thus emphasizing on the minority. This amendment proves to show that legislatures also cannot discriminate against marriages of the minority party which, homosexual people fall into that category.
With homosexual relationships, comes the question about homosexual marriage. Should gay marriage become legal in all fifty United States, or should it stay illegal in some states and remain legal in others? Most of society’s issues and controversies come forth when subjects like religion, the home life, and values are discussed. The real question is who is society to judge someone, who doesn’t care about society’s opinion and only wants happiness for themselves? Homosexual marriage has been a big issue for about a decade.
Everyone has the right to do any religion they want, so the people should give the right for gay people to get marry in their own way and by any religion or standards they may have. Gay marriage should be legal across the nation, because they are taking their rights from their just for a religion and everyone needs to be happy in their own way. Life is too short to be worrying about others knowing they are having problem of their own. Out of the 57 States in the United States of America there are only 17 states that allow same-sex marriage. Also, more than 40 states have passed laws or constitutional amendments’ prohibiting states to recognize the same-sex partners known as mini-DOMAS.
Marriage is not something meant to be temporary. Marriage is a very serious and special thing that is a rite of passage for all people in a country that is meant to be free. Gay people are expected to pay taxes, work jobs alongside straight people, and live a normal life, except they are not allowed to get married. Marriage is about love, and love is different for everyone. Marriage is something that will assure equality and rights – all people have according to our Constitution.
What about interracial marriage? Should that be legalized either? Everyone deserves equality; gay marriage is in no way hurting anyone. Gay people are no different than we are, we are all human beings. Who we chose to love should be no one else’s business but our own.
"Marriage is social and cultural; the meaning varies in important ways including historical and cultural boundaries" (Pope). Marriage should not just be legal for just the opposite sex couples, let people love and commit their lives to whoever they may be with. 17 states in the U.S. today have allowed gay marriage, and have made it legal to get married within a same-sex relationship. This has come very far since 1988 when gay marriage was brought upon: 17 states out of 50 states, that’s a high increase. “From 1988 to 2012, public support for gay marriage increased at a rate of 1 to1.5 points per year” (Pope).