Gay Marraige

Essay by jmpierce331University, Bachelor'sA-, October 2014

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Marriage is a legal contract between two individuals who have declared to devote their lives to each other. Unfortunately, when it comes to homosexuality, this is not the case. Gay marriage is a topic that has been under scrutiny for decades because of religious beliefs and personal opinions. Homosexual have been fighting for equality since the early 60's . Even though a lot of progress has been made, there's a lot of work left to be done. My personal belief is that I don't think we are put on the earth to prejudge another person's love life and tell them who they can or cannot marry. Banning gay marriage is unconstitutional, it dictates to a person who they can and cannot love. However, it can be beneficial by increasing household income and building better family values

According to the Constitution of the United States of America, every citizen has the same rights on all levels.

There's no clause that states that equal rights are only given to heterosexuals. So if we were to ban this as a country, what would that solve? Even though some states have passed laws to allow the same sex to marry, do the other states think just because homosexuals won't be allowed to marry, that this will force a gay man to start sleeping with a woman or a gay woman to sleep with a man? It only causes more division in our country or would cause gay couples to move to states that would recognize them as a legal marriage so that they can provide a better life for their family which would hurt that state by decreasing the income tax revenue. Equality is a word that is used politically but is never practiced to better serve the public's needs.

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