Same Rights to Same Sex Couples

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People all over the world come to the United States in search of freedom and equality. Being able to marry anyone, no matter the gender, is a freedom of right, but if that freedom of right is taken away from people than there is no equality. Homosexual people in the United States are people that deserve freedom and equality and taking away their right to marriage is taking away their equality with the rest of Americans. Even though certain religions are against same sex marriage, same sex marriage guarantees equality and freedom. Gay marriage would make it easier for same-sex couples to adopt, providing stable homes for children who would otherwise be left in foster care.
Making gay marriage legal in America will be the only way one could believe America is really the land of free. Many Americans don't have the right to get married because of who they fall in love with, and even if they can get married, all the rights and benefits that come with a marriage are taken away from them. According to “Gay Marriage Activists Rally: Recent String of Victories Spurs Big Push” by Marisol Bello, “The Supreme Court ruling invalidated a section of the 17-year-old Defense of Marriage Act that denied federal benefits, such as Social Security survivors benefits and joint tax filing, to married gay men and lesbians in states that allow gay marriage.” (Bello,1). These rights should not be taken away, just because someone decides to marry who they truly love. They should not be treated with less respect because society does not accept their marriage.”Nobody when they are kids dreams about walking down the aisle and getting civil unionized,” Councilor says. “Why can’t we be in the same category? It’s separate and not equal.” (Bello,3). Many kids, at...

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...r love without having to worry about their freedom and equality being taken away from them. These people don't choose to be outsiders, or to be treated differently, they were born into it and thats not fair, as long as these everyday humans are not criminals they should have the same rights as straight couples in marriage, taxes and adoption.

Works Cited

Bello, Marisol. "Gay Marriage Activists Rally." USA Today Nov 14 2013. ProQuest. Web. 21 Nov. 2013 .
Blankenhorn, David. "What Matters Now about Marriage; Fighting Same-Sex Marriage is Wrong, and the Battle does Nothing to Strengthen the Institution overall." Los Angeles Times May 26 2013. ProQuest. Web. 21 Nov. 2013 .
Cathy, Bussewitzpress D. "Chick-Fil-A Opens Restaurant in SR: Gay-Rights Groups Stay Away, Though Ppromised Boycott May Happen Later." The Press Democrat Aug 09 2013. ProQuest. Web. 21 Nov. 2013 .

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