Same-Sex Marriage Should Not Be Legal

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There are so many reasons why people see same-sex marriage as something that is unorthodox and shouldn't be permitted. While marriage is the love and respect two people have with one another and is actually defined in the Merriam Webster dictionary as, "a ceremony in which two people are married to each other" ("Marriage") there are people that don't want others to marry based on the individuals sexual preference. Two people that want to marry should be allowed legally to do so. Out of the 50 states in the United States, only seventeen issue same-sex marriage license. In the song Same Love, by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, they state that there are so many stereotypes on the characteristics of what makes someone gay. Same Love accurately speaks on out on same sex-marriage and acceptance stating how we are all equal with human rights and deserve justice not discrimination or prejudice actions.
According to a 2011 research done by the Williams Institute of Law at UCLA, "3.5% of adults identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender" (Gates). This percentage makes up 9 million of the adults in the US that have identified themselves in the LGBT, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Out of the 50 states in the entire United States, only seventeen allow for the freedom and recognition of same-sex marriage. "An estimated 38% of the US population lives in states where same-sex marriage has been legalized" (Endyke). Those people living in the other 33 states that do not allow freedom to marry the person you want are actually not practicing the equality that is stated in the constitution; ban of same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
The most notable argumentation that people have on why same-sex marriage should...

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...ss pause; progress, march on; with the veil over our eye; we turn our back on the cause; when kids are walking 'round the hallway plagued by pain in their heart; a world so hateful some would rather die than be who they are" because it mentions how kids are victimized. (Lewis, Macklemore)
Same love by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis speaks on out on same sex-marriage and acceptance stating how we are all equal with human rights and deserve justice not discrimination or prejudice actions. Every person should be allowed to be treated with the same opportunities that everyone else is treated with, especially when it comes to marriage because a homosexual couple deciding that they want to get married isn't affecting the people that are oppose to that lifestyle. People's viewpoints and religion shouldn't determine someone else's future and their chance of being an equal.

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