In my personal opinion, gay marriage should be globally accepted The biggest misunderstanding in this hot topic is that those of the gay community have a "choice" to whom they can feel attracted to but simply choose to be gay. Just as heterosexuals do not "choose" who they are attracted to, neither do homosexuals. Multiple anti-gay groups claim that “homosexuality is preventable and treatable” as well as "living as a homosexual is not as happy-go lucky as frequently portrayed in the entertainment media.” How can someone with no personal experience of being gay say that homosexuality can be "changed," or even whether a homosexual can be happy or not? What about the research done proving that homosexuality is purely genetic? No one "chooses" to live a life filled with prejudice and discrimination.
Homosexual Indifference The times seem to be changing in acceptance of homosexual relationships for the better, but many laws as well as society still prohibit gay marriage and adoption. There are two sources which I will use to show different view points on gay marriage and adoption. The first is an article written by Andrew Sullivan, titled “Let Gays Marry.” This is written as an informal piece to argue that gay people should be allowed to marry one another. The next is also on gay marriage, but in this article, “Leave Marriage Alone,” author William Bennett writes that it is wrong for gays to marry. These two authors show separate feelings on the issue of gay marriage, while attempting to persuade the readers to agree with them.
Also, the ramifications of the legalization of gay marriage, both for gays and society, will be examined. Finally, I will refute arguments against same-sex marriage. Society benefits by having fewer "closet gays." "Closet gays" are homosexuals who try to abide by society's standards, and marry a partner of the opposite sex (Harbinger 683). However, due to the different sexual orientations of the two partners, problems often occur, causing emotional harm to"closet gays," their partners, and their children (Harbinger 683).
There are people who would argue that there is nothing wrong with gay marriages. They would further argue and believe is that gays should have the same rights as a heterosexual marriage. There are some stereotypes and issues that gay couple faces some are: What makes them different from any other marriage, why (in some states that gay marriage is supported) their spouses do not have the same rights as those with a heterosexual marriage, and why society frown upon this issue. Over the years people have come to accept that there is not anything wrong with gay marriages. But there are some people who fight the idea that it should be legal.
We want to be entitled to not only the same privileges but the same responsibilities as straight people” (Nixion, 2013). Placing a ban on gay marriage is directly against the Declaration of Independence and obviously violating Americans right to pursue happiness. E. Teetsel, author of “Why I Fight Against Same-Sex Marriage” continues to preach the same close minded, stereotypical, beliefs about same-sex couples; while homosexual couples should be allowed the right to marry because they are people too and deserve the same rights as heterosexual couples. Many Americans have distorted ideas of what a homosexual is. When in actuality they are no different from everyone else, except for their sexual orientation.
Gay marriage is a legitimate relationship and gay people should just ignore what people have to say about them and keep loving and caring for each other unconditionally. Imagine living in a world where you are not accepted, now imagine how someone that is gay feels. These people have to go and create their own personal community to be accepted as if they are doing something wrong. At least half of Americans today believe that gay men and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry. Beyond the constitutional questions a record high 59 percent say they support same sex marriage while 34 percent are o... ... middle of paper ... ...gay they also can take care of children, children are already being born to, adopted by, and raised by gay couples.
Which is a false conclusion based on a bias premise. The only value of marriage that there should be is the unconditional and in this case untraditional love between two people. Not only, do people look down on gay marriage because it is untraditional but because it is different. Furthermore, when “Celebrities are breaking up, making up, and hav... ... middle of paper ... ... that. However all of the points may be arguable it still doesn’t change that fact that gay people are humans that love like any other person in this world and should not be excluded from marrying the person that they love.
Sure, there are some people who switch around sexual orientations, and that’s perfectly fine, although this doesn’t require a therapist’s help. No one in this world is going to just have attraction to the same sex without feeling like that’s who they are, because again, it’s frowned upon in today’s society. Yes, society has lighten up on their hatred towards the LGBT+ community, but it’s still not a thing people just choose like they choose chocolate cake over vanilla. A major issue with those who think conversion therapy is effective is that they believe being homosexual is a choice. While science has yet to find a specific gene that makes someone gay, there is proof that it is indeed, not a choice.
You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.” –Rick Warren The issue in today’s society is that you either have to love homosexuals and agree with them or you have to hate them and disagree with how they live their life. I find this to be untrue. My opinion is that you can love them but that doesn’t mean you have to accept their lifestyle. Homosexuality has been in our world forever. There have been stories from ancient times mentioning people having homosexual activity.
Although he does admit to having sex with men, Roy cannot accept the fact that he has AIDS, a disease which is common among homosexual men. Since he keeps up the act that he is indeed a heterosexual male, Roy has to reject this diagnosis because if he doesn’t, he’ll be admitting to himself that he is homosexual. Once he admits this fact to himself, his façade—which is supported by the fact that he himself does not believe he is a homosexual per se—will crumble from there. As a result, in order to keep up appearances, Roy must lie both about and to himself about being homosexual, for the truth will come out once he