Marriage Equality Same-sex marriages have progressively become more common in America, as the evolution of marriage continues. Gay couples now have a greater opportunity of being accepted for whom they are compared to years ago. The current situation on same-sex marriage is not the most ideal, however, America is expressing optimism (Richey W.). Federal judges are considering gay marriage bans unconstitutional, and more states have now legalized same-sex marriage (17 Legal). Same-Sex marriage is now legal in 17 states either by the court decision, the state legislature, or the popular vote (17 Legal).
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Same sex couples look at being denied the right to legally marry each other as their freedom of speech being taken away, but in actuality they are only expressing their love. Legalizing gay marriage will not damage society. If same sex marriage were legal everywhere in the United States, society will still function normally and no family values will be lost. If gay marriage is legal in seventeen, why must the other thirty three states continue to ban same sex marriage? How can we all be equal if we are being denied certain rights because of who we love?
People against gay marriage do not have the right to deny people of showing their love for one another. Everyone deserves the same rights as Americans and also just as people. The United States of America promotes freedom, liberty, and justice for all people. Same-sex couples are many times not included when it comes to marriage rights. Denying people to get married is a form of discrimination.
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... ... middle of paper ... ...ith determination and uniting can they achieve the same rights as heterosexuals.
Same-Sex Marriage The United States is known world wide for its civil rights and freedoms. Many Americans are appalled by the idea of same-sex marriages. What?s wrong with the idea of two people who care greatly for one another wanting to spend their lives together? The gay community is misunderstood because many straights are not willing to listen. These individuals would rather just be closed-minded in this situation and reticent to really think about what this means to the gay community and the country.
So the real question is, is gay marriage beneficial or detrimental to society. Well, there have been studies to show that gay marriage does in fact lower divorce rates, and it promotes equality and reduces homophobia. However, gay marriage has been proven to be beneficial and detrimental to children living in same-sex households, also, many people have argued that it’s leading to giving people in polygamous, incestuous, bestial, and other nontraditional relationships the right to marry. Finally, there are many people who believe that homosexuality and gay marriage goes against the laws ... ... middle of paper ... ... in States with Same-Sex Marriage." US News.