Currently 17 states have legalized same-sex marriage and 33 states have bans against same-sex marriage (ProCon). Traditional marriage predates government and is the fundamental bu... ... middle of paper ... ...alize gay marriage anywhere in the United States of America. Works Cited Anderson, Ryan T. “Marriage Matters: Consequences of Redefining Marriage.” The Heritage Foundation: Gay Marriage (2013): 1. The Heritage Foundation. Web.
In the past couple decades, more struggles that the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community go through have been revealed, and in doing so, from 1996 to 2013, the percent of Americans against gay marriage has dropped by 25%. Less people are discriminating every day, but 43% of the United States are still against gay marriage entirely. LGBT youth and teens are bullied constantly, and derogatory terms are thrown around without any thought that using someone’s sexuality as an insult could impact them tremendously, and possibly even drive them to commit suicide. There are almost 40,000 suicides every year, and 30% of all of those are gay or lesbian teens. If everybody stopped their negative attitude and actions toward people of different sexuality than them, suicides could drop drastically.
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