Why Should Same Sex Marriage Be Legal

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On the recent discussions of same sex marriage, one controversial issue has been whether same sex couples should get the same rights as heterosexual couples. On the one hand, gay couples last longer than heterosexual couples. On average 50 percent of heterosexual marriages end while in states that allow same sex marriage has improved in the divorce department. Heterosexual couple that marries for the purpose of bearing children is great an all but there are orphan children who need a family to. Hence providing a family for a lonely child and happiness for a couple who can’t have children naturally. My own view is that same sex marriage should be legal, this issue is important because we state that our country is free yet some of our United …show more content…
Fact is that the divorce rate was 40 percent to 50 percent with an additional 40.7 percent of babies born with unmarried mothers. Some people are worried that if same-sex marriage becomes legal then this statistic will grow larger. On the contrary, the divorce rate in the states that allow gay marriage is 20 percent lower than in states that prohibit it. (McClelland) Seven states between 2003 and 2008 had the highest divorce rate, the kicker, all had constitutional prohibition to gay marriage. There are many reasons marriages fail some are selfishness, disrespectful judgments, lack of emotion and affection, dishonesty and laziness. All of which can happen to any couple who get married but fact is same sex couples last longer. Same sex couples get married because they genially love each other and choose to be together forever while homosexual couples think it’s what’s right so they have to get married. Same sex couple don’t want to hurt the original meaning behind marriage, which the legal definition is a legally or formal recognized union of a man and woman as partners in a relationship to bear children which brings me to my next topic adoption for those who cannot have children …show more content…
There are over 120,000 orphans in America while a 400,000 children live without permanent homes which can cause little financial and emotional stability as they grow out of foster care or sadly even adoption organizations. Same sex couples were raised as children with parents and they want to pass on the family legacy even if it’s not natural it’s still family to those children. Only about 7,000 children get adopted in a year but that doesn’t account for the amount of children becoming orphans in one year alone. Same sex couples can provide the same amount of love and care a homosexual couple can provide. Yes marriage is for the bearing of children but when there are so many children that don’t have a home with same sex marriage legal these couple can now use the rights they get as a married couple to help support their children natural or adopted. Without same sex marriage legal they don’t get the civil rights as homosexual couples with children to take ownership of doctor bills and other expenses children need to

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