The Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Yet, same-sex marriage continues to be a highly debated issue. If same-sex couples are allowed to marry they will hurt heterosexuals. If they are denied this right, then they are hurt. 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.
Gay marriage should be legal worldwide. Gay marriage or same-sex marriage is when a man and man or women and a woman get married. Same-sex marriage impacts society in different types of ways, some people are affected by it because they think it is against the bible, others seem to have no impact or problem with same-sex marriage. However for the gay community it affects them, because in some states they are not allowed to marry the one they are in love with it. Also it impacts them because there are groups of people against same-sex marriage and the gay community is constantly being judged by people opposed to same-sex marriage.
There are several various reasons that gays and lesbians seek the right of marriage for personal reasons also and they should not be denied the same rights as anyone. As American citizens we are promised our unalienable rights of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness as it states in the Declaration of Independence. Our forefathers probably never imagined this day would come, that women and men in America would fight for the right to marry their same sex just as heterosexuals marry. But then, neither could they dream that the President of the United States would attempt to write discrimination into our Constitution, either. The fact remains that the Constitution was written to "...secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity."
By accepting them as equals we are taking steps for everyone. Same-sex marriages and civil unions are a highly controversy subject. There is social unrest regarding the government’s denial of the right to marry for homosexuals. Homosexuals are a part of American society, and yet they do not have the same civil rights as heterosexuals. In 1996, Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act that defines marriage as a union between members of the opposite sex, and left this matter up to the individual states.
Do Gays and Lesbians Threaten the System of Male Dominance? "In short, by not complying with their assigned gender roles, gays and lesbians threaten the system of male dominance (Calhoun 157)" A debate is raging in America about who people have a right to marry. In response to lesbians and gays asking for the right to marry, many legislators are writing laws to ban same-sex marriage in their respective states. Even President Bush supports a Constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage (prez.bush.marriage/). Opponents of such legislation do not want discrimination passed into law and are protesting at every opportunity.
The Constitution does guarantee freedom of religion for those who see homosexuality as inconsistent with their religion, but it also states that religious beliefs cannot be the basis for anti-gay rights legislation. It is time to end centuries of discrimination against gays and lesbians by upholding the Constitution's equal protection guarantees and eliminating state laws against gay marriage.For over a decade, research has examined the changes in attitudes toward same-sex marriage. There are many different angles that have impacted this. For example, race, ethnicity, gender, age are huge impacts on your opinion on same-sex marriages. The issue of gay marriage hit the national stage during the 20014 elections as a divisive issue meant to drive religious conservatives to the polls.
And while the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” law has been repealed, transgender soldiers still may not openly serve in the United States military. If these statistics seem alarming, don’t worry; they should. These facts are just minor proof of the injustice we have served to strangers, friends, and family members, who are all human beings with the same natural rights as everyone else. With the l... ... middle of paper ... ...able, efforts will be made to try and make this happen. Works Cited "17 States with Legal Gay Marriage and 33 States with Same-Sex Marriage Bans - Gay Marriage - ProCon.org."
On the other hand, attorneys for the advocates of traditional marriage believe that being forced to give out their internal communications during the Proposition 8 campaign would be an infringement on the freedom of speech and the unwritten rules of politics. The author goes on to say that gay marriage activists are being hypocritical because they too have had their share of "unfair" political campaigning methods. He states that the Proposition 8 campaign was remarkably open, and that all of their methodologies for f... ... middle of paper ... ...y 42 years ago when I person was not allowed to marry another person because of they were a different race. The thought of restricting marriage on the basis of race is completely unimaginable today. And 42 years from, now, I hope the thought of restricting marriage on the basis of sexual orientation is also unfathomable.
In our current society, being homosexual is considered as a sin to many people, and these people also believe that gays should not deserve the basic right to marry simply because it is deemed unnatural. There are homosexuals today are still hiding behind a wall of secrets, and will remain behind these walls until people stop branding homosexuality as a sin. “Most fundamentalists believe that homosexual behavior is sinful. Overall, those who believe that homosexuality is a sin typically also believe that is a choice” (Andryszewski 28). The “sin” of being homosexual instills fear on children... ... middle of paper ... ...ve our society.
The topic of gay marriage is an issue that our nation is undecided upon. While several states including the state of Vermont have passed laws allowing homosexual couples to marry, most of the U.S. is against these rights and consider them immoral. Many believe that gay and lesbians deserve no rights at all and should never be allowed to marry. On the other hand, others believe that these individuals deserve all rights just as everyone else and should have the same privileges as heterosexual couples do. This essay will attempt to discuss the laws surrounding gay marriage, the religious views, and the debate concerning children in homosexual homes.