Essay about Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

1037 Words Oct 31st, 2014 5 Pages
It is safe to say that many people believe that they deserve the rights they are granted by the government. The majority of people would agree that if they are an upstanding citizen who pays their taxes, helps to better their community, and typically abides the law, they should be afforded the rights of an American. Unfortunately, not all citizens are afforded equal rights. In fact, many Americans are denied their rights simply because of their sexual orientation. The vast majority of homosexual couples are denied the right to marry, even if they are upstanding citizens. This discrimination needs to come to an end; homosexual couples should be afforded the same rights as heterosexual couples. It is my belief that same-sex marriage legalization would be extremely beneficial.
Today, about 53% of Americans favor allowing same-sex couples to marry legally, leaving a 41% of Americans who are opposed. In order for same-sex marriage to become legal in all 50 states, the number of people in favor of legalizing it needs to increase significantly. It is my belief that in order for that number to increase, more people need to be swayed on their opinions. This can be done with the right spread of information around all communities. It seems as though everyone has an opinion of same-sex marriage legalization--but not everyone has the facts.
Same-sex marriage legalization has its pros and cons. One of the top arguments against same-sex marriage is that it is not natural. This argument…

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