Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal Essay

1444 Words Nov 6th, 2015 6 Pages
Same-sex marriage--why is it even an issue to so many people and organizations? To put it into perspective, 10% of the American population are homosexual, meaning this is not just a minor issue. 10% of the population is a big number but why should people care if 10% of the population in the U.S. is gay. The fight for the right of marriage between the government and homosexual people have been going for the last few decades. Decades in the back round the church and organizations affiliated with it have had significant influences in restricting the rights of gay people to marry such as using factual evidence from the bible to suggest why it is wrong. There is no reason for the church and individuals to make such huge accusations about other people who want to be happy. Many bigger problems reside in the world and I believe that the constitutional right for same-sex couples to have equivalent benefits from the government isn’t one of them.
Same-sex marriage is just in that it provides gay couples with the same rights as heterosexual couples. Only marriage binds a couple in the eyes of the law. It enables partners to make life-or-death decisions, gives them the right to inheritance, medical benefits, and jurisprudence, among others. Since there’s no reason gays should not be allowed to adopt or be foster parents, it could also help nurture children. And its introduction would not be any sort of radical break with social custom. As it has become more acceptable for gay people to…

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