The Issue Of Gay Marriage Essay

1122 Words Oct 20th, 2015 null Page
Don and Robin are a happy couple. They engage in normal romantic activities: go on dates, hold hands, experience emotional and physical intimacy, and so on. On paper, nothing looks wrong with their relationship. That’s because, with only this data, you can’t tell what gender Robin is, or whether Don is actually short for Donna. Based on the first answer, the difference of only a couple of letters for the second makes a world of difference. Despite receiving more support and rights lately, gay and lesbian couples are still made to feel alienated from the rest of society. Nowhere is that more prominent than the issue of gay marriage. According to a recent poll from the Pew Research Center, over half of Americans now favor gay marriage. Even the Supreme Court, in a recent landmark decision, ruled that homosexual couples have just as much legal right to marry as heterosexuals (Barnes). So why are some citizens still resisting something that is now a law? The vast majority of Americans who denounce gay marriage do so for religious reasons (TFP Student Action). Their beliefs that homosexuality is immoral and that marriage must be limited to “a man and a woman” restrict their ability to see the people behind the labels. These groups fail to see the good gay marriage can do for our country. It’s no secret that the United States is still recovering from turbulent times, nicknamed “the Great Recession.” What has been kept a secret of sorts is something that can help save our…

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