Same-Sex Marriage

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Same-Sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage is something that should be legal everywhere. The discrimination against homosexuals in the sense of marriage is a denial of equality and it is immoral to deny them of this right. Same-sex marriage is just as sacred as heterosexual marriage, so why is it illegal?

Same-sex marriages should be just as legal as heterosexual marriages. Just because something is different, doesn't make it immoral. Although many people view same-sex marriage as "unnatural" and "abnormal," there are many things that people value that are unnatural in some sense. Everyone deviates from the norm in some way whether it be their clothing, their political views, or their hobbies. Banning something that deviates from the norm makes no logical sense. Therefore, banning same-sex marriage for deviating from the norm is wrong because not everything that is unnatural is immoral. The norm, in this sense, is traditional marriage. The definition of marriage is "A formal union that exists between a man and a woman, typically recognized by law, by which they become husband and wife."

Obviously most people engage in heterosexual relationships, but does it follow that it is wrong to engage in homosexual relationships? Very few people are ambidextrous, fluent in 5 different languages, play the triangle, or breed goats, yet none of these are immoral because they are unusual. Many may say that since some of these are things that people choose to do, then that means that homosexuality must also be a choice.

Homosexuality is not a choice. Homosexuals are born the way that they are, therefore it is natural and good to form homosexual relationships. Relationships that should eventually be allowed to be recognized by law. To deny homosexuals of something that is natural and good is discriminatory and wicked. Although this argument is strong, it...