Persuasive Essay On Equal Rights

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Equal Rights, it’s the American way America was built on the thought of freedom, that anyone could come here and be whomever he or she wanted and do whatever they wanted. However, this standard doesn’t seem to stand still since gay couples are not allowed to fully express this. They are refused the right to marry the one they love, they do not get to participate in one of the most sacred traditions we have. This should change and allow them to marry whomever they please. There are already 33 states that have legalized this right, and there are many others who are recognize it. However, gay marriage should be legal through out all the states because of how marriage can be defined, it doesn’t affect anyone else except who’s in the relationship, and they deserve the legal rights. First off lets talk about the definition of marriage. Marriage can be defined many ways but they way we are “suppose” to follow doesn’t quiet fit what it is intended to do. What we are expected to believe about marriage is how it is between only a man and a woman. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary marriage is an intimate or close union between same sex or opposite sex couples (“marriage”). This means it’s a union Henson 2 between two people a…show more content…
Most people want to say its not a marriage because a marriage is a covenant between a man and a woman, and that allowing same sex couples to participate in this would be something entirely different (10 Reasons Why Homosexual). This reason here mainly relies on the Bible as well, because it says, Ephesians 5:25 Husbands should love their wives, as Christ loved the church (KJV). Giving the people the interpretation that it means only a man and a woman. However, it also says love is patient, love its kind…love never ends (KJV, 1 Corinthians 13:4-10). Saying that regardless of who they are they deserve the love.
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