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Gay Rights Essay

982 words - 4 pages

Marissa Smith
EngC. 0900- 10
Betsy Brown
September 16, 2012
U.S. Should Accept Gay Marriage
As Americans, homosexual couples deserve the same rights as heterosexual couples. We should legalize gay marriage because everyone deserves the basic constitutional rights. The first thing that should come to mind when you think of America, is a nation of peace and equality, not hate and disgust. We live in a nation of racism, sexism, and homophobia. Homosexuals have been fighting for rights since the 1960s, and yet here in 2012, their pleas and voices still go unheard. I believe we should allow same-sex marriage, because banning it is unfair and unconstitutional; love is all that matters in ...view middle of the document...

Religion is a very individual aspect of being, and I think that everyone should have the choice to follow any religion they would like; however, I also believe that everyone should get a choice in their own lifestyle and preference and should not be ridiculed or judge by it. Religion is based on love. Who a person loves is their own choice. That is what marriage is about, after all- love and wanting to be with someone for the rest of your life. So what’s so wrong with someone to want this union? It’s not affecting you in any way. Personally, I don’t really care to see public display of affection. However, I think it is very sweet to see two people holding hands as a public display of love. I believe that we should push past our religious differences and attempt to embrace others. Everyone should have a choice to love whomever they choose to love, and get married. Love should be not be judged or ignored. When you feel that connection with another person, nothing else should matter.
Third, people may not think about it, but homosexuals have family values too. They have many strong family beliefs and benefits that some straight marriages lack, such as being more open-minded and accepting. Homosexual couples tend to have stronger emotional bonds than straight couples. Also, since two people of the same sex can't reproduce on their own, child adoption rates increase. This means there is one less child in an orphanage, and grants one more child a better, happier life. Strong family values and strong emotional bonds are essential to long-lasting relationships and marriages. Many opposite- sex marriages lack in this. In fact, a large percentage of straight marriages end early in divorce. Sometimes, because one of the partners finds out that they're not "in love" with...

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