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Same-Sex Marriage

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Same-Sex Marriages
Marriage is humanity’s version of love written in a legally binding document. Typically when you think of a happy marriage you envision a woman and man exchanging vows of eternal love and support in a church. However, as time has passed homosexuality that was once seen as a“curse” or “affliction” that needs to be driven out has waned by extreme measures, and gay couples’s petition for the right to marry and have their love recognized by the government. Coming from a family with two lesbian sisters and a strong heterosexual father who is a Christian; I’ve seen arguments from both sides and still find that same-sex marriages should be allowed. Same sex marriages should be allowed for the following reasons: gay couples should have the same rights as straight couples, it goes against their constitutional rights as American citizens, and it would bring in revenue for the government.
The slogan “Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve,” is used by most heterosexuals who protest homosexuality, calling it “unnatural” and shudder at the idea of gay marriage. “There are both modern and ancient examples of family arrangements that were, or are based on polygamy, communal child-rearing, the use of concubines and mistresses and the commonality of prostitution, heterosexual monogamy can be considered "unnatural” in evolutionary terms” (Should Marriage Be Legal). This statement debunks arguments against gay marriage who claim that it is not a “traditional marriage,” because not even heterosexual marriages today represent the traditional ways. Another anti-homosexual is Peter S. Sprigg, MDiv, Senior Fellow for Policy Studies at the Family Research Council had the following to say about same sex marriage: “Marriage is a public instit...

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...ith determination and uniting can they achieve the same rights as heterosexuals. No one should have their rights overlooked and that includes homosexuals. And in the end as sad as it sounds if anti-homosexuals could look at the monetary benefits to the economy, they would see that gay marriage is not as bad as they think. If there is ever a vote for same-sex marriage in your state, what will you vote for?

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