It also violates a natural law. After all you don’t have to be against or with gay marriage. That is your opinion on what you like and don’t like about gay marriage. It’s like if you don’t like gay marriage it’s like denying heterosexual. In the long run some people will never like gay marriage at all and other people cannot change to not liking gay marriage.
Preventing same sex couples from marrying is not only denying them their civil rights, it is also discriminating against their innocent family members. Gay marriage is just another hurdle to be overcome by Americans in their pursuit of freedom and equality. Gays and lesbians are not the first Americans to be denied their civil rights. Woman and interracial couples were also denied equal rights when it came to marriage for many years. In the beginning, women had little say in whom or when they married.
The Loving vs. Virginia case was one popular discriminating case which denied rights because of the person’s preference of whom they wanted to marry. Without being married many are also denied marriage benefits that may include buying a home. Gays should have the ability to have all the civil rights as any other person. They should not be judged and discriminated against because of the person they choose to marry. It is not the choice of the government, but the right and choice of the people.
Congress's litigation now describes laws that prevent gays and lesbians from marrying, procreating, or adopting (Williams 299). Marriage, as well as adoption, is considered a privilege; those who marry or adopt must obey the laws. No examples in past history occur in which same-sex unions were given the equal rights and legal recognition as heterosexual unions (Kaplan 16). Factually, recent polls state that two-thirds of American adults oppose same-sex unions in which the homosexuals are given rights such as tax breaks, Social Security, divorce rights, hospital visits, custody, or inheritance. In a different poll taken, American adults were asked if homosexual marriage should be legal; sixty-four percent stated no, while only twenty-nice percent said yes.
Marriage affects many things in society such as joint ownership of property, insurance benefits, agency law and it can affect critical medical decisions. If a member of a gay couple gets ill, the other might not even be allowed to visit them since they're not considered to be a “spouse or an immediate family member,” even though they may have been together for a long time. It's completely unfair to deny people the right to even visit their ill partner, especially if that could possibly be their last chance to see or to talk to them. It doesn't hurt society or anyone in particular. A marriage is a relationship between two people and the only thing that should matter in marriage is love.
Heather Barnes Ellis English 11, Period 1 18th March 2014 Homosexual Rights Rough Draft As of January 6th, 2014 gay marriage has become legal in seventeen US states. Homosexual marriage and adoption rights have become a controversial issue, although it is unconstitutional and discriminatory to prohibit gay marriage and adoption, it is also argued that marriage is traditionally between only a woman and man as it always has been and should be. Studies and voting polls have taken place in order to receive the most accurate data from both the children affected by the issue and American society as a whole, which can be the deciding factor of whether or not homosexual marriage and adoption rights should be granted. Same-sex couples should be entitled the same rights, protections, and benefits as heterosexual couples. Throughout the 1980s, news of the AIDS epidemic increased homophobia and discrimination of gays.
Homosexuality has been excluded from social approval throughout the history of mankind. Many homosexual people are rejected, judged, and oppressed for their deviant attraction to those of the same sex. Although in the past, society has disrespected their rights, the views of several are beginning to change with the rising generation, which has created a large generation gap, and also caused much controversy among social media, religion, and government. Sociologists have considered same-sex marriage from the functionalist, conflict, and symbolic-interactionist theories in order to fully understand the topical problem, discover its prolonging forces, and generate an effective solution to the problem. Through research on the history and current debate on the legalization of gay marriage, one may foresee a future marital impartiality in America.
For a homosexual couple to have a child and be legal parents they have t... ... middle of paper ... ...hip as legitimate, then as a civil rights matter it should also perceive other types of relationships. So you can see that although intolerance still exists, as a nation we have no right to take away the privilege of any marriage. Same-sex marriage should not be appropriated from two people who want to commit to each other and be with the one they love. If everyone comes together and ends the hate and discrimination against gay people, it would help people come to a better state in their life and save people from depression and suicidal thoughts. So why wouldn’t you strive to legalize gay marriage when it would be one step closer to a nation free from prejudice.
Love hurts, but it 's a part of life; it 's how you deal with the pain that matters. Love is freedom from the cage you 've placed yourself in. Anything and everything, can be and will be loved” (Wings). Some individuals might think that being in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community is horrible, and that they will not be going to Heaven, but what people lack to realize is that I did not me and other individuals did not choose to be a lesbian. Nor did I go to God and ask him if it would a problem if he made me a lesbian.
People do not understand why gays exist and they do not understand why someone would want to be a homo. Homosexuals are people too and they should be treated equal just like people of different races should. In 2014, Americans are starting to support same-sex rights and that they should all be equal. Parents are starting to get neighbors that are same-sex and they do not mind. Children become good friends with them and their parents do not think there is anything wrong with that.