Argument Supporting Gay Marriage Essay
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People are born homosexual. If you are homosexual you cannot get married. That idea is ridiculous. On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry. Marriage is defined as a sacred bond of love between two people. Gay people also feel love therefore, they should be allowed the same rights as everyone else in this country. Homosexuality is an accepted lifestyle nowadays with a proven biological causation. The only thing that should matter in marriage is love and denying them this is a violation of religious freedom.
According to studies done by Simon LeVey, being gay is a biological cause, not a choice made when one is very young. It is also an accepted…show more content…
The number one reason that heterosexuals marry is not to establish legal status, allow joint filing of taxes, or protect each other in medical decision-making. They marry because it is the ultimate expression of a person's love for another. Marriage is a commitment that says "I love you so much that I want to live the rest of my life with you. I want to share the ups and downs, forsake all others, and be together until death do us part." Should it matter that the couple doesn't fit into what society is used to? What matters is that they love each other. Some people talk about living wills and other legal contracts that can give homosexuals essentially the same rights as a married couple. If that is the case, why don't all heterosexual couples use these legal maneuvers instead of marriage? Just maybe there's something more to it. This whole act denies them their right to show affection and denies them religious freedom.
The main reason for denying marriage to gay couples is that all major religions consider homosexuality a sin, however, the First Amendment of the Constitution clearly states that a person's religious views or lack thereof must be protected. Marriage by the state is a secular activity, the government cannot start making laws just because a religion says they should. What's next, should we make taking the Lord's name in vain a criminal activity because Christians consider it a breaking of a commandment? No! There are at
Show MoreThe goal of most people in life is to be happy. There are two major fronts to their happiness, their jobs and their love lives. While education may be the key to securing that perfect job, there is no formula for finding the perfect mate, especially for gays. Furthermore, once gays find their partners for life, the law does not recognize their marriage, denying homosexual spouses the benefits that heterosexual spouses have enjoyed for centuries. The roots of this debate lie in the soil of discrimination. Gays have long been discriminated against, even though there is little difference between sexual orientation-based discrimination and that based upon race. Also, many states and the federal government still have laws that…show more content…
Furthermore, fundamentalists believe same-sex marriages mock the idea of commitment, and breed cynacism, as they say that society does not need homosexual relationships in order to flourish (Baird 108-9).
Statistics provide evidence of discrimination. Sixty-four percent of Americans still believe that the law should not recognize same-sex marriages. (Cloud 44) Christianity has a large part in the prevention of same-sex marriage. It is common for Christians to look upon homosexuality as a sin. Therefore, they would not want to recognize same-sex marriages, because they see marriage as holy union. Another argument deals with the standard definition of marriage as being necessarily different-sex. To some, the term "same-sex marriage" seems oxymoronic. (Eskridge 90) Another argument is the procreation and family argument. A main provision in marriage is having children and forming a family. Since same-sex couples cannot conceive children, why should they marry? (Eskridge 96) This argument is clearly fault-ridden. Some married couples are unable or choose not to have children, so this is not even a viable argument. (Strasser 52) Fifty-seven percent of Americans do not believe that homosexual couples should be allowed to adopt children. (Cloud 44) All of these