The Pros And Cons Of Same Sex Marriage

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America is an overly cautious country. We are scared of the unknown and of things we don’t fully understand. That’s why we became more hesitant on letting people into our country after events like 9/11 and any other terrorist attacks. As a country we sometimes are way to prideful to ever admit it. For this reason we have not allowed our citizens the freedom that is stated in our constitution. For many decades America denied people the most simplest of rights to marry whom they please. To say that only a man and a woman could marry because America viewed same sex marriages as improper and that this “behavior” would influence the rest of us is just an opinion. This topic has prohibited people to live openly and freely in society for fear of discrimination. …show more content…
Not everyone agrees with same sex marriage and some choose to show this through violence. There are a lot of reports of hate crimes against people who are homosexual because some believe that the lifestyle they chose is a sin. Some individuals choose to inflict harm on others to try to scare people into doing what they believe. By the government not allowing same sex marriage for a long time, it denied people their rights to do as they please with their lives. People who are homosexual were deprived of the same rights that heterosexual people had. Some believed that same sex couples shouldn’t have the same rights as opposite sex couples because many do not sanction this as a real relationship. For the most part in America a real couple is defined as a man and a woman. The government not only denied couples their rights but it also allowed and encouraged discrimination in the country. By not allowing same sex couples their right to marry showed that the government agreed with individuals that homosexuality is morally wrong. These opinions gave people a reason for continued discrimination against …show more content…
Most states in the U.S do not allow unmarried couples to adopt, nor recognize gay or lesbian couples as a married couple. Earlier this year before same sex marriage was legalized the government didn’t allow gay or lesbian couples to adopt due to the fact a family needed a mother and a father. Not two mothers or two fathers. It is still this way today even after same sex marriage is legalized. Everyday homosexual couples have to battle to adopt children and have a family of their own. Also every day this continues more children sit in foster care and the adoption rate

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