8. The Legalization of Same Sex Marriages in the U. S. (Pros and/or Cons)
Marriage is traditionally viewed as the legal union of a man and woman as husband and wife. Its entitles financial responsibility, as well as authorized financial benefits. However, what happens when those two people are two men or two women? Currently in the United States there has been much debate over the controversy surrounding the legalization of same-sex marriages. Society has become accustom to what they believe is “normal” by their traditions and religious beliefs. Since the united States pretends to be a country of freedom, its time for the government to think about the right of the homosexual legally, socially, and economically, matrimony between lesbian and gay couples.
Nowdays , our country has been founded on the Constitution, in which all men are created equal ;we cannot deny the basic human and legal right of marriage to a class of individuals due to their sexual preference. Many people ask themselves why gays and lesbians even want to attempt to get laws past to be allowed to get married. Why would they want to be married? Are they not happy with the relationship in which they have? Gays and lesbians are just like heterosexuals, they want there marriages to be recognized by the law. They are like any normal couple and want a marriage to prove and show their love for each other. They want that simple document that the government gives to heterosexuals which binds two people into a marriage. What exactly is marriage then? Marriage is a legal relationship between spouses; it is established by a civil or religious ceremony, and takes place between two people who intend to live together as sexual and domestic partners. Legalizing same-sex marriages may help prevent aids. Since The AIDS epidemic stirred up many questions and brought public attention on a range of issues surrounding gay and lesbian rights, if two people are in a marriage then they are less apt to have many sexual partners and will help stop the spread of AIDS.
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Other people feel that same-sex marriages are not a proper place to raise children. This is a truly false statement because there are many people who have children and procreate that should not have that right. For instance, murderers, child molesters, drug and alcohol addicts are all free to procreate and raise children why do homosexuals are not? Since gay and lesbian marriages are not accepted by the law then there are many rights that are not given to them such as: Visiting a loved one in the hospital, applying for immigration, social security benefits, death benefits if a life partner dies, adoption, foster care, custody and child visitations . The constitution states that “All men are created equal.” If this were true then this would not even be a debate, gay and lesbian marriages would be recognized by the law.
On the other hand, many people who are opposed against same sex marriage feel it is as morally and ethically wrong against the laws of nature, society and religion too. Since marriage is considered as union between two different genders. Same sex marriage goes against religion in the holy bible its says: “And God proceeded to create the man in his image, male and female he created them. Further God blessed them, and God said to them, be fruitful and become many, and fill the earth and subdue it (Genesis 1:27-28).” How come people of the same sex think they can be joined in the sacred bond of marriage? In addition many other stereotypical comment is that if the government allows gays and lesbians to marry then this is going to bring to a downfall of all types of marriages across the nation. There are those who feel that by allowing same-sex marriages then they would eventually allow incest and polygamy too.
... opportunities for natural reproduction. Modern science gave people opportunities to have children even in the same sex marriage but a number of problems appear. ... up, there are many reasons for and against adopting children by gay and lesbian couples, There is no one definite opinion concerning this ...
Finally, even though same sex marriage is a controversial debate Gays and lesbians are human beings just like those who are heterosexual. People should not be given rights based on what there sexual orientation is; they should be given rights just for the fact that they are people. Many peoples viewpoints on the issue of same-sex marriages have changed over the past few years. Public attitudes about gays and lesbians are growing steadily more tolerant. The fact is that people are in favor of nondiscrimination against gays and lesbians but they are opposed to same-sex marriages. If The United States is known throughout the world for being free and if this is true then everybody should have equal rights. . Gays and lesbians are people who pay taxes, serve in the military and are active in the government. It is simple just allow them their rights as citizens of the United States, which they were born with. A few years down the line this will be a topic which is rarely talked about because gays and lesbians will be allowed the rights to have same-sex marriages.