Same Sex Marriage: Pros And Cons Of Same Sex Marriage

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Same Sex Marriage: Have you ever wondered how it felt to be oppressed in the world we live in today? LGBTQ teens and adults are discriminated against every day. Until the past few years, people have known marriage to be between people of the opposite sex (Krauthammer). Homophobia is defined as “an irrational fear of lesbian and gay men” (Lipkin). Who someone chooses to marry is an extremely personal choice that should belong to every human being (Wolfson). According to Curtis, middle school is the first time when sexuality becomes a real issue because teens are beginning puberty and health class begins to discuss sexuality. Public schools have gotten very involved with sexuality and representation of the LGBTQ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender …show more content…
Schools have gay-straight alliances and include LGBTQ youth in important school functions like prom to increase confidence and acceptance for LBGTQ students (Curtis). Sexuality – both its norms and variations – are very important in an adolescent’s life. In fact, “Over 80% of teens consider human sexuality and sexual relationships equally or more important than other subjects taught in school (Lipkin). While some Americans don’t believe that allowing same sex marriage will help our country at all, the pros of allowing it vastly overshadow the cons. Already, two thirds of America’s population believe that gay people will earn the right to marry in all states (Wolfson). Allowing same sex marriage and creating a safe environment for the LGBTQ community will help stop bullying among teens, promote acceptance, and help teens get a better education and understanding of the topic. LGBTQ issues are important and teens need a better understanding so they

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