Essay about Gay Marriage: Pros and Cons
Gay marriage has been subject to taboo because our society has this conformed and learned version of marriage; marriage is only held between a man and a woman. Although this is more common today to hear of gay couples, in the first couple centuries in America this was almost unacceptable to general society. Beginning in 2001 was when gay marriage began to become much more widespread starting in Canada, Norway, Belgium, Argentina, Sweden, South Africa, and Iceland. The actual first introduction of gay marriage does vary from different jurisdictions. Gay marriage is such a topic of interest because of the various conflicts in which it brings up, such as religious, civil …show more content…
Marriage between a man and a woman definition of marriage only makes our culture limited to a greater understanding of appreciating all types of people, and various ideals and beliefs. Our nation should not discriminate in any basis for any reason. We are a nation of hypocrites to “the land of the free”, for prejudice still remains alive and well.
1. Belonging in America: How to Understand Same-Sex Marriage.
Part of the Symposium on the Family and Belonging
Burt, Robert A.
BYU Journal of Public Law; June 2011, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p351-360, 10p
United States -- Supreme Court; Segregation; Gay marriage
The article explores the concept of belonging in American family law which is essential in understanding same-sex marriage. It reviews several U.S. Supreme Court cases which involve same-sex marriage including “Lawrence v. Texas,” “Bowers v. Hardwick” and “Brown v. Board of