The right to marry is a basic human right that every human being deserves (HRW 1).
However, people don’t seem to agree with that and discriminate against the homosexuals who desire marrying their partner. With that said, homosexuals should be allowed to marry their partners regardless of their sex, and should have equal rights just as any other human-being.
One example of equal rights and the right to marry is how Governor Jon Blagoveich made it a point to “Extend equal protection for its gay and lesbian citizens”(Blagoveich 1).
Yet, what most homosexuals don’t understand is “…how it is that they extended protection laws for gays, yet still they cant marry one another” (Brexington 3).
Marrying the same sex not only brings up questioning amongst people in reality, but it doesn’t allow you to obtain the following rights: choose a partners final resting place; obtain pension benefits if the partner dies; get a fair settlement of property when the relationship ends; share equal rights and responsibilities for children in their care; and make medical decisions on a partners behalf when he/she is sick. To briefly put what was just said, homosexuals obvisouly aren’t allowed to get the rights as a [normal] or [straight] human being would, if they were in a married relationship.
In my opinion, I think that homosexuals should be allowed to marry. Despite their differences between [straight] and [homosexuals], if one being feels as though they are in love and want to get married; why stop them? There isn’t much of a point in stopping one from getting married if they desire it. Also, to touch bases on discrimination against homosexuals– there shouldn’t be any such thing as that. Every human being is there own person and, if they choose to be gay, lesbian, or straight, they shouldn’t be judged or discriminated against just because of what they [are]. Nor should they be denied rights as though they aren’t a human being.
Homosexuals should be allowed to marry because the disallowance of it violates their constitutional rights. Marriage is an institution long recognized by our government under the right to pursue happiness, and denying that right to any couple, regardless of gender, is unconstitutional. This argument, though, is not disputed. In fact, none of the arguments raised in opposition to the allowance of ...
Some states except homosexuals and except them for who they are. Some states even made laws to extend the protection for homosexuals; like Illinois did. Governor Rod Blagojevich made a law that stated more protection for the homosexuals and their rights, “Illinois became the 15th state in the entire nation, to extend equal protection for its gay and lesbian citizens” (Blagojevich 1).
Not only did Blagojevich extend the protection for its gay citizens, “…Rod Blagojevich was joined by his wife, Patti, and by law makers and Human Rights Activists…And signed the “Senate Bill 3186,” that protects Illinoisans from discrimination based on sexual orientation” (Blagojevich 2).
Marriage Laws & Rights for homosexuals are not something everyone seems to pay attention to, and if people do pay attention to it; its usually the homosexuals, themselves, that are trying to make things right and equal. On top of everything that has been stated, homosexuals should be allowed to marry and deserve equality just as much as any other person does.