Marry me Essay

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Marry me




Marry me!

Gay and lesbian unions have been for a long time a subject that no one liked to discuss.
For the last few decades, gays and lesbians have come out and expressed their sexuality
preferences. Many believe that same sex marriage should not be legalized because it's
against the moral. It's against the definition of marriage, which is considered as the
union of a man and a woman as a husband and wife. Same sex marriage should be legalized
because the way society views the union of lesbian and gays can a change. Another reason
why same sex marriage should be legalized is that children that are issued from a gay or
lesbian couple will be loved and raised in a family that is legally recognized under the
law. Lesbians and gays also deserve to have the same rights as heterosexuals.

The way society views same sex marriage can change. Throughout history, many beliefs have
changed. In the past, black people were not considered as citizens in the constitution. It
is not until the thirteenth amendment in 1865 that slavery was banned. Women were not
considered equal to men and were not given the right to vote until 1920 when congress
passed the fourteenth amendment. It takes time but opinions and beliefs can change and the
past has shown us that is indeed possible! Same sex marriage are nothing more than the
union of two humans being that care, love, and want to make commitments to each other.
That commitment can not be recognized unless same sex marriage is legalized.

Prohibiting same sex marriage is unconstitutional. "The act discriminates on the basis of
the sex by making the ability to marry depend on one's gender" (American Civil Liberties
Union, p 12). It also disregards the Faith Full and Credit Clause of the constitution. If
a gay or lesbian couple gets married in a state where same sex marriage is legal, but then
for some reasons decides to move to another state where same sex marriage is prohibited,
it would mean that their union would not be recognized.

Same sex marriage should be legalized. Gays and lesbians deserve to have the same rights
in their unions as heterosexuals have. It is important to legalize same sex marriage
because:

Civil marriage is the way our society defines one's most intimate, committed
relationships; it is the only vehicle our society has for recognizing the existence of
primary relationships not defined by blood. That has powerful emotional consequences, and
powerful practical consequences as well. Our society uses marriage to identify our
partners for everything from retirement programs, to critical medical decisions, to the
simple right to be together in crisis situations, like hospital emergency rooms. (American
Civil Liberties Union p 12).

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