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In the United States, the debate of legalization of same-sex marriage is very controversial. Same-sex marriage is a union between two people of the same gender identity. Only a few states have legalized gay marriage, but in all the other states there are many arguments over whether it should be legalized or not. The citizens of each state have many different opinions on the matter. Many citizens feel disgusted at the thought of it and there are just as many who fully support it.
Homosexual people have faced many trials and tribulations in pursuit of living a normal and happy life. There are many controversial events and topics that are barriers blocking complete happiness. Although those barriers are in place, the people in the LGBT subculture seem to making the best of every situation. Fighting for their rights and changing laws to protect them are paving the way for a brighter future. In hopes of being normal, many same-sex couples want to have a family and for some the only option is adoption.
Denying people to get married is a form of discrimination. People are being treated differently because of their sexual orientation and it is morally wrong. Gay marriage has no effect on heterosexuals. So why are so many heterosexuals against it? The arguments against gay marriage are unreasonable.
Gay Marriage in America Everyone believes they should have the same rights as everyone else. Unfortunately that’s far from the truth. Gay marriage has been a battling debate for an outstanding amount long time. Arguments against gay marriage have been that it is unmoral, it isn’t traditional, or the main one is that it’s against many religions. Homosexuals are at an unfair disadvantage, mainly because of their sexuality.
Same sex marriage is a highly controversial topic that has been lingering in America for some time now. The American society prides itself in the provision of equal rights and opportunities to all, yet, homosexuals continue to be discriminated against and denied their rights to marriage. It is often believe that “marriage is a commitment between two people that love each other and want to share the rest of their life side by side. It is not measured by whether it is a man and a woman, or a couple of the same sex. It is measured by how much a couple loves each other and cares for each other.”(Cheney, 2009) Looking at that definition of marriage, there should never be any reason to deny two people that love each other the right to legally express it by marrying one another.
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There are others who say it does not matter who someone is with, just as long as they are happy; love does not have a gender. Just because two people who are dating are both men or both women does not mean that they cannot love each other. Gay marriage is now legal in seventeen states while the other thirty three states are still completely banning gay marriage. Same sex couples must be given the right to celebrate their happiness publicly just like other couples. 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.