Essay on Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legalized

1217 Words Apr 6th, 2016 5 Pages
Many Americans debate the issue of same-sex marriage; whether this union of two people is “right” or “wrong” and whether or not it should be legalized. People commonly argue against same-sex marriage suggesting that same-sex marriage disrupts the traditional marriage between a man and a woman and because marriage is for procreation, same-sex couples should not marry by reason that those same-sex couples cannot produce children. Another argument presents the idea that marriage is a privilege, not a right, and if same-sex marriage should be legalized then why not legalize the marriage of large groups? Contrary to the position against the legalization of same-sex marriage, many Americans argue in defense of the legalization. People for the legalization of same-sex argue that gay marriage bans will ultimately provoke uncertainty and humility of children being raised by same-sex couples. Many would point out that if marriage is for procreation and, because of this idea, gay couples should not get married therefore neither should couples who are infertile or choose not to have children. The concept of procreation, in the opinion that same-sex marriage should be legalized, leads to the realization that more children would be successfully adopted because gay couples cannot produce children on their own. I agree that same-sex marriage should be legalized in the United States. I believe that depriving any person of the right to marry whoever this person chooses is…

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