Gay Marriage Persuasive Essay

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“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” This is of course the Pledge of Allegiance, which kids have to repeat most, if not all school days. Yet, we are a divided nation, and there is not liberty and justice, for all. Yes, I’m talking gay rights. It’s controversial, it’s hotly debated even though it needn’t be, it’s unfair. Gays and lesbisans should be alowed to get married, regardless of which state they live in.
The civil problem with not allowing gays to get married, is that it is, to be brief, unfair. They should be allowed to show thier love in public like any other couple, and it should be able to be documented in the form of a legal marriage. If people were not allowed to marry heterosexually, and gays were allowed to marry, they would be mad, depressed, and feeling a bit betrayed, among other things. They would also be unsure if their relationship was then valid, stated by this representative of the gay community "(they) want the right to legally marry [and] honor their relationship in the greatest way our society has to offer..." (ProCon 1) They also then get to reach a milestone in their lives that everyone dreams of, no matter the sexual orientation.
Allowing gay marriage can also help bring the divorce rates down in places where it is legal. Massachusetts’s divorce rate declined 21% between 2003 and 2008, making it have the lowest divorce rate in 2008. It was the first state in the united states to legalize gay marriage, doing so in 2003. Alaska, on the other hand, had a 17.2% increase in its divorce rate after changing its state constitution to forbid gay marriage in 1998. Also, t...

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...However, if this was the case, barren females and sterile males would not be allowed to get married, and neither would older women who were past menopause. Using this same twisted logic, couples would probably not be allowed to marry unless they were planning to have children soon afterwards. See how strange and unfair that is? Another thing against this argument is that gay or lesbian couples can still raise a proper family, with the millions of adoptable or fosterable children without parents to care for them.
The point is, no one can just deny a group of people any right. In the great words of the rapper Macklemore, “Everyone else is more comfortable remaining voiceless, Rather than fighting for humans that have had their rights stolen. I might not be the same, but that's not important, No freedom 'til we're equal, (dang) right I support it.” (Mertrolyrics.com 1)

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