Gay Marriage Is The Same Way?

1389 Words Jan 15th, 2015 6 Pages
Gay Marriage in America “Gay marriage won 't be more of an issue 25 years from now than interracial marriage is” Jared Polis. This quote, I believe is extremely truthful. Interracial marriage has been legal ever since 1967, that was forty seven years ago. In this day of age interracial marriage is not a big deal. No one really makes a fuss about a black man and a white woman getting married, but pre 1967 interracial marriage was illegal and not right what-so-ever. Black people were lynched for even being near a white woman. So with this in mind, why wouldn’t gay marriage be the same way? To resume, the ban on gay marriage deprives citizens of their individual rights. The ban on gay marriage violates the fourteenth amendment, which states all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. Every citizen has the right to the pursuit of happiness and the ban on gay marriage is taking away the right of pursuit of happiness from the homosexuals.
In continuum, gay marriage also benefits the common good, or the rest of society. Gay couples cannot conceive babies,…
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