As an American citizen, a person should be entitled to marry whoever they choose, regardless of gender or sexual preference. Gay marriage is something that some people consider to be taboo while other people are very supportive of it; I am one of the latter. The ability to marry someone is a basic human right and it should not be taken away from someone because they love a person of the same gender. One of the main reasons that gay marriage is illegal in the United States is because of what the Bible says about it, regardless of the fact that the first Amendment of the US Constitution says that there is to be a separation between church and state. Approximately three point eight percent of the United States population is made up of people
Imagine you have just found the person of your dreams, your soulmate, the one you're meant to be with, but you can't marry them.
Firstly, the debate over whether homosexual men and women should be allowed to get married, and receive all the legal benefits that go along with the institution, is one of the foremost social issues in our country today. For the most part, Republicans in recent years have taken a conservative anti-marriage stance on this issue, while democrats have been keener on supporting marriage equality. While I know this issue is surrounded by religious and political debate, I personally don’t see anything wrong with allowing two people who are in love to receive equal benefits like their straight counterparts. As someone who firmly believes a person is born gay or straight, to deny a fellow human being something as fundamental as the right to marriage seems cruel to me.
“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.
Gay marriage is becoming more widely accepted each and every day. Even though it will never be accepted by everyone that doesn’t mean it should be illegal. Gay marriage will not directly affect the people who do not want it lives. Above all they will always be American citizens and the Constitution states that all citizens should be treated the same, fairly and equally.
With the economic support, the adoption rates rising, and the equality same-sex couples deserve, gay marriage deserves to be legalized throughout the nation and the world. Rejecting the right of marriage to these couples hurts them and the way they are able to live their lives. Everyone deserves marriage and life equality despite the person they love because we have equality rights based on us as an individual, not on who we decide to love.
The fight to legalize gay marriage has won many battles in recent years. It has become available in Canada, England, New Zealand, and here in the United States it is now legal in 13 states (religioustolerence.org). Gay couples have become more prominently accepted in modern society, appearing in popular TV shows such as “Modern Family” and “The New Normal”. Gay marriage is even the inspiration for popular songs such as “Same Love” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. 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.
The impact that gay marriage has had on our society is negative to the homosexual community because it portrays them as sinful and unequal. The legalization of same-sex marriage will not harm the family values of heterosexual couples (Gay Marriage 6), so there should be no reason other than personal opinion that heterosexual couples should be against gay marriage.
Have you ever been treated so unfairly, but knew there was very little you could do to change it? If so, then you know exactly how many of the homosexuals in the world feel about the right to marry. Many homosexuals feel that this right has been kept just out of reach for them, due to others who despise them. These individuals believe that being gay is wrong, immoral and disgusting; but this is definitely not the case. Gay marriage should be allowed in the United States because this decision supports the idea of equal rights, the effectiveness of children with homosexual parents, and this act would do no harm to society.
There are many opponents of gay people as it is, and they all have their reasons to dislike the idea of permitting them get married. One of the main reasons is that the primary purpose of marriage is procreation. Because gay couples are unable to have children, they should not be allowed to marry (Schiffen 495). Another main argument is that the word marriage means the union of one man and one woman. This is a long-standing theme of most major Western religions. Under a proposed bill known as the Defense of Marriage act, marriage is defined as “a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.” Furthermore, it defines a spouse as “ a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or wife” (What 1). Under these guidelines, it is quite obvious that gay couples would not be eligible for marriage. People against homosexual marriage also say that it is a person’s choice to be gay. Since the individual chooses to be a homosexual, they should not be given special privileges. Another argument that you hear is that these couples should not get married simply because of the torment and ridicule they would be faced with in their everyday lives. There are news reports from across America telling about how a gay person was beaten or killed just because they were looked at as different. Some of these people would end up the target of verbal abuse and maybe even physical abuse, just because some heterosexual people see them as different.