preview

Gay Marriage And Adoption

Good Essays
Gay Marriage and Adoption
There are approximately “3.5%” of Americans who identify themselves as gay, lesbian, or bisexual”(Greve). Obviously, LGBT people are still a minority, but that does not mean that they have any less rights than heterosexual people. LGBT people deserve the same rights as heterosexuals because they should not have to be discriminated against. One right that is already legal, and I hope it stays legal, is allowing same sex marriage. This is a huge accomplishment for the LGBT people because they are now allowed to marry whoever they please, whether it is a man and a man, or a woman and a woman. I am a huge supporter of gay marriage because I truly believe that everyone deserves a chance at happiness, and being able to get married is one part of that step towards happiness. In 2015, 780,000 Americans were in same-sex marriages and around two million live with same-sex partners (Greve). As of June 26, 2017, 62% of Americans support gay marriage, while 32% of Americans oppose it. I do not see the reason that society is shunning these people who only want equal rights. “Statistics from the Human Rights Campaign showed that 42% of LGBTQ youth report living in a community that is ‘not accepting.’ 92% of them also said that they ‘hear negative messages about being LGBT” (Greve). Gay marriage goes against what was normal in our society. Society needs to deal with the fact that these are changing times, and they need to be more accepting of new ideas and
Get Access