Gay Marriage Legal Analysis

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Gay marriage has been an issue at the forefront for years. As of 2014, gay marriage has been made legal in 35 states. Although same sex unions are not allowed in all 50 states, there are significant benefits of allowing same sex marriages. Two people who love each other and want to be bound by marriage, should have that civil right regardless of sexual orientation. Any state denying these rights to any individual is nothing more than discrimination. We have laws to protect individuals from discrimination and the denial of marriage to same sex couples is exactly that. With many being against gay marriage there are many compelling arguments for gays to marry and have the same rights as heterosexuals. Same sex marriages would allow couples to obtain medical benefits and would allow those individuals to speak on the behalf of a partners wishes in cases of medical emergencies. In states where same sex marriages are illegal, a person does not have the right to make any medical decisions if a partner becomes ill and needs …show more content…
In 1974 the Supreme Court ruled in the matter of Cleveland Board of Education vs. LaFleur that the “freedom of personal choice in matters of marriage and family life is one of the liberties protect by the Due Process Clause.” How is it fair not to offer those rights to individuals that yearn for the same rights as everyone else. The belief that gay marriage is immoral is a form of radical thinking and holds no merit. Those who believed that marriage of interracial couples or that slavery was acceptable was also from those who had radical beliefs, which were no more than fear. A lot of people are scared of those who are different and have different beliefs. Gay people push those boundaries for people who are uncomfortable with different lifestyles. Homosexuals are not morally repugnant and deserve the same consideration and rights as those who are

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