Banning Same Sex Marriage In The United States

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In 2012, the police arrested a gay couple under criminal trespass for requesting a marriage license in Texas, a state that bans same-sex marriage (Wong). In the United States of America, it is up to the state government to ratify same-sex marriage. As of 2014, thirty-five states in the U.S. allow same-sex marriage, and fifteen states ban it. Gay marriage is banned for a number of reasons including the following: it is unnatural, unorthodox, and homosexual couples cannot raise kids right. The constitution clearly states that all men are equal, so banning gay marriage is unconstitutional. The U.S. Legislature should draft a law that states all American citizens are allowed to marry any gender they wish to give marriage equality to heterosexuals …show more content…
The marriage is very open, and both people have equal power in the relationship. Many conservatives do not wish for same-sex marriage for the reason that the relationship because they fear that traditional marriage, where the man has power over the woman, will vanish. The idea of some masculinity in females is urged more than femininity in males (Whitley). Since the people in the relationship are of the same-sex, there is no dominant person. The rights in the relationship are equal. One person does not take the burden of the home alone. Conservatives may be afraid that men might not hold power over females soon. Homosexual couples diminish that kind of relationship, which is why so many conservatives are against same-sex marriage. The definition of marriage is a formally recognized union between a man and women. In same-sex marriage, a man and a man or a woman and a woman marry breaking the traditional marriage. With breaking it, there is more freedom that is obtained. The laws that pertain to heterosexual couples are not the same laws that pertain to homosexuals. If the man and women divorce in a traditional marriage, usually the women gets most of the money and property, but in gay marriage, the money and property would be distributed equally. The hierarchical relationship in heterosexual couples usually interferes with the raising of children. The kids do not see one of their parents dominating the other …show more content…
A couple of states have overturned the ban on same-sex marriage after realizing it was unconstitutional. Arkansa overturned their ban on May 9, 2014. A judge in Florida came out of the closet as gay to help overturn the ban, which was on July 17, 2014. In Kentucky, the ban was ruled unconstitutional because everyone should be able to marry whomever they want (“36 States with Legal Gay Marriage and 14 States with Same-Sex Marriage Bans."). People all over the United States of America are agreeing with the notion that all Americans, no matter their sex, deserve the same rights. The government has no say in peoples personal lives, so the rest of the states should end their ban on same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage and traditional marriage parallel each other in more ways than not. They are both based off of love, and the individuals make the choice on pledging themselves to one another. There is nothing to fear about same-sex marriage, so the U.S. should legalize it and create even more

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