Same Sex Marriage Gives Equality Essay

885 Words Oct 21st, 2015 4 Pages
Bill Calles
Professor Walters
Same Sex Marriage Gives Equality Imagine not being able to marry the person whom you love. Those who wish to spend the rest of their lives together should have the opportunity to get married including those who are homosexual. Sames sex marriage has been a topic that has been discussed and argued in the United States since the 1960’s. Same sex marriage should be legal because it’s part of our civil rights, gay couples make good parents, and the banning of same sex marriage will created a second class of citizens.
As part of the social contract we take upon being an American citizen, When our founding fathers wrote the constitution, they included the phrase “ We hold these truths to be sacred & undeniable; that all men are created equal & independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent and inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, & liberty, & the pursuit of happiness”( Independence Hall Association). In other words, among our natural rights are life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. However, it seems that this “happiness” only applies to some of us. Gay couples aren 't able to participate in a marriage due to the laws set up, and for some couples this might be their form of “happiness”. Because our fathers gave us the right to pursue individual happiness, gay marriage should be legal. Those that oppose legalizing same sex marriage state that it should remain banned because many…

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