Are Same-Sex Marriages Cool or ‘Gay?’ An Argument for Same-Sex Marriage

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How would you feel if someone told you that you couldn’t marry the love of your life simply because society doesn’t think that it is right? Can you imagine the devastation you would feel, being told that you are an inferior specimen my society? This travesty is occurring in our country on a daily basis. Same-sex marriage should be nationally legalized in the United States with a law or an amendment because it is a step closer to equality for everyone. There are many obstacles in the way of the national legalization of same-sex marriage. The most prevalent of these are the government’s current laws on the subject. Some of the laws that the government has ‘protecting marriage’ are nothing short of barbaric. Another obstacle to the…show more content…
The law this state recently passed is Proposition 8, also known as the California Marriage Protection Act. In truth it isn’t just a law. Proposition 8 was recently passed by Californian legislature as a new amendment to their state constitution. This amendment forbids any same-sex marriage throughout the state of California. This California bill garnered a lot of support from many different sources. Much of the support that was behind this bill was religious in nature, especially by the Mormon group. However, not all of the support behind this bill was religious. There was also a number of political supporters, most notably Sen. John McCain. However, in his statement, he never actually said that he personally was against same-sex marriage. He only said that he supported Proposition 8 because it seemed like the majority of the constituency of California supported it. Bills and amendments like these have a significant effect on an average homosexual’s state of mind, as shown by a study: The odds of mood disorders at wave 2 was 1.67 times the odds at wave 1 among LGB respondents in states with amendments whereas the odds at wave 2 was not significantly different than the odds at wave 1 among LGB respondents in states without amendments (Hatzenbeuhler, et al. 454). When someone thinks about this, it begins to make a lot of sense and isn’t a very surprising statistic. In
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