Gay Rights : What 's Wrong With Being Happy? Essay

1772 Words Mar 13th, 2016 8 Pages
Tarynne Poe
Mrs. Dewhirst
Language Arts III
February _,2016

Gay Rights--What’s wrong with Being Happy?
“The only difference between my gay friends and I [sic] is who we choose to love (“Pink Quotes”).Homosexuals should be able to have the same rights as heterosexuals do.
Gay marriage has been widely discussed over the years. It’s been considered taboo for centuries but is now gaining acceptance from people. As of 2014, there were currently 37 states that legalized gay marriage, but the issue is now being debated at a federal level. If people had once been asked if the government should legalize gay marriage, many would say “yes”, but there are still some people who disagree (“Gay Marriage”).
“Equal protection” says the government cannot discriminate against same-sex couples. This means someone can’t treat a person differently because of a person’s sexuality or what a person believes. For someone to discriminate against for no good reason is a arbitrary treatment. The problem comes at the meeting of the Due Process Law and Equal protection Clauses. The Due Process Law forbids the government from taking away life, liberty, or property for special reasons or in arbitrary ways. For example, the government can’t take away property or throw people in jail on a “just because” basis. June, 26, 2003, the Supreme Court ruled that bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional on (“The Supreme Court Ruling”).
The level of support is increasing in some nations.…

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