Essay on Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?

885 Words Mar 16th, 2005 4 Pages
Should gay marriage be legal?

Gay marriage should be legal because as woman and man, all individuals have the same right in society; because same-sex couples can constitute a good based family; because it is just a way to make official a common union nowadays, even with the religious issue; because it is not related to polygamy; and because love matters and it does not differ in nature according to the sex of its object or the person who experiences it.

The first reason why same sex marriage should be legal is because it is fair for all individuals to have the same rights in society. With the end of sodomy laws, a recent decision of the U.S. Supreme Court, conservatives have lost their last excuse to write off gay lives and love
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But that doesn't work because procreation is already not a requirement of marriage and sterile opposite-sex couples have already taken that step down the slope for homosexual couples. Actually any proposal for the expansion of gay marriage must be good both for the individuals involved and for the society in which they live, and the case for polygamous marriage is distinguishable and weaker on both counts. Considering that to satisfy individual needs is not the principle supporting gay marriage but is the principle supporting polygamy each should be evaluated on its own merits, not treated if one is a necessary extension of the other.

Another reason why same sex marriage should be legalized is because love is love and it is what matters; individuals have the right of choices and nobody has the right of judge other one's choices. Some conservatives are compelled to demean love between people of the same sex, reducing it to lust or treating it as "narcissistic". They are wrong, love does not differ in nature according to the sex of its object or the person who experiences it what means that heterosexual love and life are not better than homosexual ones.

Conservatives say that marriage must be a male-female bargain to work, so same sex marriage is doomed to fail, but they are wrong because it is the marriage itself that binds couples together. In addition to argue

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