Essay on Same Sex Couples Should Be Treated

1163 Words Nov 21st, 2016 5 Pages
It is believed among many people that two parents of the same-sex are unable to provide a stable and safe environment to raise children. A same-sex couple is just that, a couple where both partners are of the same sex, either two men or two women. Gay and lesbian parents are equally as capable as straight parents to care for a child. These children can grow up normal, healthy, and happy in settings that are secure and reliable. Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, expressed on Twitter, "When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.” The leader of the free world believes that same-sex couples should be treated no differently than heterosexual couples. No matter what or who you are, you are human first. All humans should be treated equally, and no one should be denied rights. The right to love who you want to love, the right to marry who you want to marry, and the right to adopt with the person that you do love. Anyone who is physically, mentally, and financially stable enough to raise a child should be able to do so regardless of his or her race, gender, and more specifically, their sexual orientation.
Obergfell v. Hodges 576 US 2015 was the Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage in the United States. All states are required to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Just as the right to marry does not correlate with their sexual orientation, neither should their right to adopt. As…

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