The gay community has been fighting a constant battle for their gay rights and marriage equality. Gay marriage has been a highly charged issue ever since Hawaii’s Supreme Court first put it on the national stage (Gay Marriage). In 1993, the supreme court of Hawaii issued a decision in the case of Baehr v. Miike that led many to believe that the court was on the verge ordering the state to allow same-sex couples to obtain marriage licenses (Gay Marriage). Since Marriages in one state are usu... ... middle of paper ... ... Olson, Theodore. “The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage.” Good Reasons with Contemporary Arguments.
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The NAACP has named gay marriage “one of the key struggles of our time”. According to the website “ProCon.org” as of January 6th 2014, 17 states have taken the plunge and legalized same-sex marriage. Marriage is “one of the basic civil rights of man”. Yet, we are still waiting on 66% of our nation to do the right thing and legalize gay marriage. The ban on gay marriage has deprived gay, lesbian, and bisexuals of many benefits that come with being married.
Same sex marriages should be allowed for the following reasons: gay couples should have the same rights as straight couples, it goes against their constitutional rights as American citizens, and it would bring in revenue for the government. The slogan “Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve,” is used by most heterosexuals who protest homosexuality, calling it “unnatural” and shudder at the idea of gay marriage. “There are both modern and ancient examples of family arrangements that were, or are based on polygamy, communal child-rearing, the use of concubines and mistresses and the commonality of prostitution, heterosexual monogamy can be considered "unnatural” in evolutionary terms” (Should Marriage Be Legal). This statement debunks arguments against gay marriage who claim that it is not a “traditional marriage,” because not even heterosexual marriages today represent the traditional ways. Another anti-homosexual is Peter S. Sprigg, MDiv, Senior Fellow for Policy Studies at the Family Research Council had the following to say about same sex marriage: “Marriage is a public instit... ... middle of paper ... ...ith determination and uniting can they achieve the same rights as heterosexuals.
Many heterosexuals believe that it was only intended that a man and women get married and not women and women and vice versa. “Gay rights advocates are making significant gains in winning marriage rights for same-sex couples in the United States and around the world, even though the overwhelming majority of states and countries still limit marriage to opposite-sex couples” (Jost). Out of all fifty states about twelve and the District of Columbia have passed the same sex bill; since then a few more states have signed approving same sex marriage. Once all fifty states sign off on the same sex marriage law the gay community will be one step closer to being just as equal as the rest of so... ... middle of paper ... ...t under the microscope and looked at with a fine tooth comb. Only now they are finally getting what they deserve and that’s being equal with the rest of society; they are slowly progressing but not to the point of satisfaction for the gay community.