To Legalize, or Not to Legalize Gay Marriage

analytical Essay
1955 words
1955 words

Since the beginning of time, Homo sapiens have discriminated against people with differences such as color of skin, religion, politics, and more. Over the years, society has changed to accept these differences, yet Americans still ostracize the gay community as if they were less than human. Currently one specific controversy comes to mind in consideration of gays, and that is gay marriage. The controversies surrounding gay marriage include the legal, religious, and philosophical problems that allowing gay marriage could cause. The United States currently does not recognize gay partnerships as legal marriages, and therefore when gay partners file for a tax refund both partners must mark single for the type of relationship. Though the United States federally does not allow homosexual marriages, states like Connecticut, Vermont, Massachusetts, Washington, Iowa, New York, and New Hampshire allow such marriages, and even more states recognize civil unions such as Illinois California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington and Wisconsin. With these states bringing more attention to gay marriage, the debate over this right has come to the forefront of the 2012 presidential campaign. The definition of marriage is traditionally between a man and a woman which is why the anti-gay marriage groups protest the concept of having two men or two women marry. Research shows that those opposed to gay marriage have used the costs associated with benefits, as well as religious and secular philosophical concerns as points on their flawed platform.

When the opposition cites their platform, the legal aspect, including money, is one of the points. The opposition cites a study done in New York ...

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In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the debate over gay marriage has come to the forefront of the 2012 presidential campaign.
  • Analyzes how the opposition cites a study done in new york that determined legalizing gay marriage would cost businesses significant amounts of money.
  • Explains that the defense of marriage act (doma) states that marriage is only between a man and woman and that even if one state allows gay marriage, no other state is forced to recognize it.
  • Explains that the catholic church opposes gay marriage and the social acceptance of homosexuality and same-sex relationships. science has disproved the literal meaning of many of the bible's stories.
  • Compares the views of muslims and reform judaism on the issue.
  • Argues that to legalize gay marriage, society must learn how to accept others and not discriminate.
  • Analyzes the flaws in the opposition's arguments that gay marriage is not only beneficial, but necessary. the debate over this right has come to the forefront of the 2012 presidential campaign.
  • States that brown, johnathan, "homosexuality and same - sex marriage in islam."
  • Analyzes the catholic church, homosexuality and gay marriage. catholic news service.
  • Explains that states that legalize gay marriage also experience a significant economic impact.
  • Explains mustanski, brian, and peters, jeremy w. "would gay marriage help the state economy?"
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