The Pros And Cons Of Same Sex Marriage

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Same-sex marriage or “gay” marriage is described as a relationship between two people of the same gender. Marriage should be between two people who love each other; it should have nothing to do with gender. In most states, married couples are treated differently than a non- married couple, which goes for gay couples as well. In some states, same-sex marriage is illegal. Those who don’t support same sex marriage, whether it be because of harbored hostility or their traditional views, are more accepting of a legislative decision over a judicial decision (Dry, p. 277-278). Same sex couples should have the same rights as straight couples. “The case for same sex marriage is stronger than the case against, largely because it obtains clear benefits…show more content…
Many people argue that if a gay couple were to adopt, the child would be more than likely be pressured and influenced to become gay. Many opposing views are that children wouldn’t see the roles each gender is to fulfill because the same sex couple or two people of the same gender and they hold the same gender roles so there is no role reversal. Same sex marriage is not a civil rights issue. Law protection of gay rights was expanded with the Supreme Court case Romer v. Evans in which the court struck down an amendment that repealed all existing laws prohibiting all sexual orientation discrimination (Entin, p. 823,824). Opponents believe that marriage should be restricted to only couples of the opposite sex, being that marriage is a privilege and not a right. Not even having to do with marriage, in some places, religious associations or not, a business can refuse to employ or service to a same sex couple. All of this is discrimination. It 's sad to think that they can actually be refused employment at the same time refused service. Same sex marriage advocates appeal natural law wanting to remove the judgment they receive. With the regards of removing natural law from the equation same sex advocates throw out the ability to petition an objective belief, which can be justified as a written law
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