Essay on Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

899 Words Jul 27th, 2016 4 Pages
Gay marriage or same sex marriage is considered the union of two people of the same gender. It is one of the most popular, political and social issues of our time. Typically, those who support gay marriages argue that two people of the same sex have the right to be married and those who oppose argue that gay marriage is immoral and unconstitutional. It has been argued repeatedly about whether or not gay marriage should be legalized and accepted amongst society. This topic is so controversial it has gone far as being considered an infringement. Since the beginning of time, the world has told us that a woman and a man are supposed to be together. We are taught that gay marriage is untraditional and unethical. Some cultures even go as far as disowning and killing people for being gay. Fortunately, as time progressed, gay marriage has slowly started to become accepted worldwide and the rise in support has increased dramatically. Gay marriage should be recognizable to couples regardless of their gender and should be a part of their rights. In this paper, I will discuss the history of gay marriages in the United States and what the current statuses of gay marriages are today. I will then go into why gay marriages should be legalized and accepted.
Dating back to the 1970s, gay activists have been fighting for their right to be married. The movement began with the 1971 case of Baker v Nelson. Two men applied for a marriage license, only to get denied because the two were of the…

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