People began to become paranoid about gay people because of the strict laws that America had put in place against them. This stereotype, created decades ago, still affects gay people today, usually negatively (Eskridge). For example, it was actually illegal for openly gay members to participate in the United States Military for many years. America was following Clinton’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Policy. It wasn’t until 2011, by the doings of Barack Obama, that the policy was lifted and homosexuals were allowed to be in the Military (Dunham).
But did you know that this is a form of discrimination? That’s right. There are many homosexual couples being denied the right to marry because of their sexual orientation. Same-sex marriage is between two people of the same sex or gender identity. As same-sex couples in today’s world, couples are vulnerable to physical and emot... ... middle of paper ... ...posterity who will influence society and the freedom these people will have.
Gay Marriage and Reproductive Options: An argument for Gay Marriage. [online] Retrieved from: http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/exchange/files/Web%20Event%202.pdf [Accessed: 12 Apr 2014].
The gay community has been fighting a constant battle for their gay rights and marriage equality. Gay marriage has been a highly charged issue ever since Hawaii’s Supreme Court first put it on the national stage (Gay Marriage). In 1993, the supreme court of Hawaii issued a decision in the case of Baehr v. Miike that led many to believe that the court was on the verge ordering the state to allow same-sex couples to obtain marriage licenses (Gay Marriage). Since Marriages in one state are usu... ... middle of paper ... ... Olson, Theodore. “The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage.” Good Reasons with Contemporary Arguments.
One reason to why some people think same-sex marriage is wrong is because it is claimed to not be a traditional marriage: between a man and a woman. According to Seth Forman, author of American Obsession: Race and Conflict in the Age of Obama, in addition to straight people thinking gay marriage would change the principle of marriage, people that support gay marriage agree it would alter traditional marriage too. It is claimed that gay marriage is thought of as somet... ... middle of paper ... ...NE. 8.6 (2013). Academic Search Complete.
This means that many of the same people who are even passionately in favor of homosexual rights oppose homosexuals on this one issue. This is because there is a lot of misunderstanding about what homosexuality really is, as well as the erroneous assumption that homosexual people enjoy the same civil rights protections as everyone else. For the reasons of ending social injustice, the economic and social benefits of allowing homosexuals to marry, and the constitution, homosexual marriages should be a legalized institution. Homosexuals are often treated unjustly socially. Homosexual people and couples are treated as inferior to that of heterosexuals.
Retrieved from https://www.socialworkers.org/diversity/lgb/062005.asp Same Sex Marriage Laws. (2014). Retrieved from http://www.ncsl.org/research/human-services/same-sex-marriage-laws.aspx