Persuasive Essay On Gay Marriage

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“It is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married” (, said Barack Obama the 44th and current president of the United States. The gay right movement started in 1969, riots, struggles, and problems followed after. In today’s society, it has been showed that people are opening up to gay rights. There has been effort in protecting the gays and discrimination against gays is now considered a hate crime and is illegal. However, gay rights still to this day struggle with state and federal legal circumstances. Same- sex marriage needs to be legal, couples who choose to be of the same-sex should be allowed to celebrate their commitment with each other the way heterosexual couples get to, both publicly and society acceptable.
Why should humans be criticized on who they marry? Same-sex marriage couples need to be able to get legally married. "Marriage is social and cultural; the meaning varies in important ways including historical and cultural boundaries" (Pope). Marriage should not just be legal for just the opposite sex couples, let people love and commit their lives to whoever they may be with. 17 states in the U.S. today have allowed gay marriage, and have made it legal to get married within a same-sex relationship. This has come very far since 1988 when gay marriage was brought upon: 17 states out of 50 states, that’s a high increase. “From 1988 to 2012, public support for gay marriage increased at a rate of 1 to1.5 points per year” (Pope). It is pleasant that the opinion and support for gay marriage has increased, everyone is created equal, and everyone should get the same rights. Many states, local governments, and private companies have laws or formal policies...

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... Society needs to reevaluate the definition of love and the fact that all humans are created equal and should be able to love whomever they want to. There needs to be more laws and support for same-sex couples and gay marriage. Laws should be made to protect those who choose to love the person of the same-sex, and no discrimination against gays. Judging same-sex marriages should never be acceptable when including: health concerns, adoption, living conditions, job opportunities, ECT... Everyone should be able to love whoever they want and never let anything get into the way of that. In today’s society some people can't be with the person they truly love, because it is not society acceptable in most areas and it is too much of a struggle live like that on a daily basis. The world needs to open their eyes and realize that this is not acceptable under any circumstances.

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