Essay about Gay Marriage: Let Them Love

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Marriage is a commitment of private love between two people, yet homosexuals have been denied the right to make their marriage recognized in most states in America. The people who are against gay marriage believe in protecting traditional marriage between a man and a woman (Jones). They argue that homosexuality isn’t natural, therefore it shouldn’t be accepted in our society. Also, they say that a child can be raised best in an environment with a mother and a father, and that having gay parents will result in their child being gay (Hansen). Many religions, like Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, deny homosexuality, and since marriage is a religious ceremony, many believe that it would be wrong to legalize homosexual marriage because it …show more content…
First of all, in the last century, the world has come so far. A few decades ago, women weren’t allowed to even vote, and now they are as equal as men. African Americans were once slaves, and now America has elected its first African-American president. Time has brought many changes to our world and humanity has grown to accept all as equal, so why do people hesitate to allow the simple right of marriage to homosexuals just because of whom they choose to love? As far as religion goes, people should mold their religious feelings to the social changes. The bible said that women should “play a subservient role to men” (Jones), yet society has modified from that. If the bible says that homosexuality is unnatural, then society should learn to adapt to people’s choices, just like we did with women’s rights and African-American rights. Another concern Bilodeau had was that gay marriage would not produce offspring, but there are so many children in adoption centers and orphanages that need loving parents . If people’s concern is that gay parents will raise gay children, the fact is that heterosexual parents raised gay

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