Gay Marriages.

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The rights of homosexuals come with varying responses from the general public. Ask just about anyone if they're in favor of equal rights for homosexuals. Name the situation, and question. The majority of the population will say yes, gays should have the same rights in housing, jobs, public accommodations, as well as equal access to government benefits and equal protection of the law. However, gay marriage is another story. Statistics show that nearly 3 out of 4 people oppose gay marriage in the United States; which is almost the same as the amount of people that approve gay rights.

There are many stereotypes surrounding gays. Among them is their inability to form lasting relationships, and the relationships that do form are shallow and uncommitted. This, however, is true for a minority of all relationships. As gays age and mature, just like their straight cohorts, they begin to appreciate and find their way into long-term committed relationships.

The values that such gay couples exhibit in their daily lives are often indistinguishable from those of their straight neighbors. They're loyal to their mates, are monogamous, and devoted partners. They value and participate in family life, are committed to making their neighborhoods and communities safer and better places to live, and honor and abide by the law.

The strong opposition gay marriage possesses propose numerous reasons for their beliefs. First off, they believe marriage is an institution between one man and one woman. This is, however, the weakest argument proposed. There is no law that states marriage should be between a man and a woman. This seems more like a prejudice then a legitimate argument. The concept of not denying people their rights unless you can show a compelling reason to do so is the very basis of the American ideal of...