Gay Marriage Research Paper

911 Words Feb 24th, 2012 4 Pages
In recent years, the debate over gay marriage has grown from an issue that occasionally arose in a few states to a nationwide controversy. People have opposing viewpoints on whether gays should be allowed to marry or not, and the sub topics that coincide with gay marriage. People wonder if it is okay for gays to marry, and if so, should it be legal everywhere? In the United States I 2009, some states like Iowa, Vermont, and Connecticut allow gays to marry, while states like California, Florida, and Arizona have constitutions that prohibit same-sex marriages. "Most supporters of same-sex marriage contend that gay and lesbian couples should be treated no differently than their heterosexual counterparts and that they should be able to …show more content…
Plenty of people can have children. A couple does not need to be married to have children; many unmarried couples, including teens, have kids. A gay couple would (in most cases) take better care of a child, then a teenager. Some married couples may not even want any kids, so they do not have any and other couples may have a hard time trying to conceive, as they may be infertile, or too old. Throughout history, there have been plenty of evil people who have had "normal" heterosexual parents. With these "normal" parents, these evil people did not turn out okay. There are many murderers, rapists, and felons in prison, and they are not "normal'. Just because someone has heterosexual parents, does not mean that he or she will be a great person. Not everyone will agree when it comes to gay marriages, but people can only try to convince one other so much whether it is good or bad. Everyone can believe whatever they want, but "you cannot deny an entire group of countrymen basic civil rights and call yourself an American" (Blair, 306).
Works Cited
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Masci, David. "A Contentious Debate: Same-Sex Marriage in the U.S." The Pew Forum On Religion and Public Life. Pew Research Center, July 9, 2009. Web. November 27, 2011.
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