The Debate Over Gay Marriage Essay

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One of the largest controversies facing society today is the debate over gay marriage. This argumentative essay will explore the multiple aspects and definitions of marriage in terms of legality, social constructs and religious based beliefs- and present arguments as to why gay couples deserve the institution of marriage in the same way that heterosexual couples do. This argument will approach the topics of court cases involved in the legalization of gay marriage, the role of childbearing and raising in a homosexual marriage, and the faults in Biblical defense against same-sex marriage. Likewise, the main idea presented in this text is that whatever institution an individual might believe is in defense against homosexual marriage, really has a long, intertwined history of a jumble between church, legality and humanity- none of which possess a stable enough background to justly eradicate marriage rights from a man and a man or a woman and a woman. The question for my reader to ponder throughout the essay is: Which definition of marriage defines exactly what wedlock is, and who determines to whom the right shall be granted; and furthermore- why do homosexual couples hold any less of a claim to these rights? (Spoiler: They do not.)

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