Essay on Gay Marriage Should be Legal

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On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry. Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy stated in the majority opinion: "The court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry. No longer may this liberty be denied to them." Many conservatives are completely against gay marriage and they have stated that they will fight to have the Supreme Court ruling overturned. People against gay marriages say that it is not natural to be a homosexual. Even by ignoring the biological belief that homosexuals are born with a different sexual orientation, this is still an absurd argument. The world is full of “unnatural” things, but most of the time …show more content…
The amendment would actually have the cause of “defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman” (Oppose the Discriminatory “Federal Anti-Marriage Amendment”). However, the amendment that has been proposed not only defines marriage, but also denies things like hospital visitation rights, inheritance rights, and health care benefits (Oppose the Discriminatory “Federal Anti-Marriage Amendment”). Is it not ironic that the group that refers to themselves as “pro-family” are fighting to get this amendment passed? The government wants to pass an amendment that denies certain people to chance to build a family. This leads to the subject of adoption. Who is to say that a homosexual is an unfit parent? People all over the world are criminals, addicts, and abusers, yet they are “allowed” to have families. As of today, only nineteen states allow gay and lesbian couples to adopt (Gay Rights). In regards to the argument that a child needs both a mother and a father figure: what about all the people who are divorced, widowed, or have never had a spouse? Are those people to be considered unfit parents? There are other essential family figures such as grandparents, extended families, and close family friends. Many anti-gay extremists tend to be very religious. They argue that it is said in the Bible that to be a homosexual is a sin. This argument

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