Human right activists say that "this amendment is simply too extreme. It would single out a group of Americans for discrimination, something that the vast majority of Americans are against." (HRC.com). Many states now provide civil unions as an alternative to marriage for homosexuals. While many people are satisfied with these laws because they are protecting the traditional idea of marriage, other people, both homosexuals and heterosexuals are saying that these laws are not only unjust, but unconstitutional.
Many critics of the ordeal pose the argument that the allowance of same-sex unions would single-handedly demolish the already fragile structure of marriage (Head). They go on to further to say that same-sex marriages would cause men to become barbaric, as women are the only ones who are able to tame them(Nock 17). But, homosexuals have not been given the opportunity in America to prove the critics of their desires wrong. It is not fair that heterosexuals are allowed to marry and divorce as they please while homosexuals are not even given the opportunity to take part in marriage. Homosexuals are just like every average American.
However, due to the different sexual orientations of the two partners, problems often occur, causing emotional harm to"closet gays," their partners, and their children (Harbinger 683). If gay marriage were legal, homosexuality would be legitimate. Thus, the number of "closet gays" would decrease, as acceptance of their sexual orientation increases. In short, society would be spared a lot of trouble--the breakup of a family or dissatisfaction with one's life, especially of the homosexual partner, as she or he tries to comply with society's standards. Same-sex marriage is just in that it provides gay couples with the same rights as heterosexual couples.
This word has caused many feelings of guilt, humiliation and strife in relationships where trust has been compromised. It has contributed to so much suffering and sadness for many of them; and for others much happiness, contentment, and gratification. There is a large group of Americans who are not included in this current definition; these people believe the same unalienable rights should be available to all citizens of this country. This is where a new concept was born: gay marriage. The main purpose of this paper is to discuss the history of the LGTB(Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and Bisexual) movement in the USA, and the different positions that oppose that movement.
Homosexual couples should have the same rights to marry as heterosexual couples. Denying this right is unjust and is discrimination towards a group of people. Same-sex marriage has become more of a political issue when it really should be left up to one’s own personal and religious beliefs. Even though there are a few states that recognize legal same-sex marriage or domestic partnership, couples still have to face feeling inferior because of the little to no benefit they are given, while heterosexual marriages have an abundant of rights, privileges and benefits. If it is our constitutional right to get married to the person our choice then let it be.
If it is something we have to recognize is that marrying same-sex persons represents itself as a social experiment that never has been experimented, including by societies that fomented the homosexuality (for example the traditional Greeks) as it is explained in Rezza encyclopedia. These societies clearly understood the matrimony as the stable union between a man and a woman with the possibility to procreate. The original objective of this resource paper is to defend my position in front of the gay marriage, as a result, this essay does not have the intension of offend or discriminate nobody independently of the sexual orientation, even though, The gay marriage should not be permitted or included in the constitution because same sex marriage is not a Civil Rights issue, tax dollars should not be used in something we believe is wrong and gay marriage confuses children about sexual roles. Today, 41 states prohibit marriage between two people of the same sex by statute, constitutional amendment, or both; 12 permit same-sex marriage or civil union; and 3 do not have any laws explicitly allowing or disallowing same-sex marriage or civil union. (Lexis-Nexis Legal and Hein Online Session Laws Library).
The topic I picked is Homosexual people should have the right and the freedom like what straight people have in this world. I think this topic is very controversial because in the U.S. Most homosexual people especially males, get discriminated because of what they feel: having attractiveness to their same sex. Most people in the U.S. are str8 and most people think that being gay or lesbian is wrong and it is not right to show it off and be proud of it. Another point why this topic is very controversial is when gay people marry each other.
Most of society will say they support equal rights for homosexuals. Ask the same members if they support gay marriage and they become hesitant. Recently the majority of Americans will vote for the Constitutional Amendment, which puts a ban on gay marriage. Ironically, these same Americans do believe in the equal rights to the gay community just like any other heterosexual citizen. In my personal opinion, gay marriage should be globally accepted The biggest misunderstanding in this hot topic is that those of the gay community have a "choice" to whom they can feel attracted to but simply choose to be gay.
Gay Marriage in America Everyone believes they should have the same rights as everyone else. Unfortunately that’s far from the truth. Gay marriage has been a battling debate for an outstanding amount long time. Arguments against gay marriage have been that it is unmoral, it isn’t traditional, or the main one is that it’s against many religions. Homosexuals are at an unfair disadvantage, mainly because of their sexuality.
Even with same sex couples being more commonly accepted, there are still conservative and religious leaders that remain opposed. It is this opposition that has prevented gay marriage from becoming legal in most of the country. Gays and lesbians are Americans just like everyone else, and deserve the same rights. Discrimination to a minority is supposed to be against the law, but still somehow manages to exist for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community. Preventing same sex couples from marrying is not only denying them their civil rights, it is also discriminating against their innocent family members.