Gay Marriage: May Anyone Marry Whom They Choose?

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Gay Marriage: Can Everyone Marry Who They Choose? If it wasn’t for one mom and one dad none of us would exist. Marriage is defined as “the social institution under which a man and woman establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal commitments, religious ceremonies, etc” (marriage). Parents have the role to raise their children in love and teach them good values. “They note that violence among homosexual partners is two to three times more common than among married heterosexual couples, and homosexual partnerships are significantly more prone to dissolution than heterosexual marriages, with the average homosexual relationship lasting only two to three years” (Diggs). Children have the right to grow up in a home where …show more content…
It is impossible for two homosexuals by themselves to procreate. No matter how hard they try they cannot succeed. Homosexuals want to have the same rights as heterosexuals in dealing with marriage, legal rights, and the acceptance of society (Wedgewood 63). It is a known fact that insurance rates are lowered for married couples. This is something that homosexuals want to have just as well as heterosexuals. Homosexuals want to get married so that they can commit to their partner. “Rights such as the right to spousal support and (in the event of divorce or separation) to alimony and an equitable division of property reinforce the generally shared expectation that marriage involves a serious mutual commitment to long term economic and domestic partnership” (Wedgewood 63). Same sex marriage would not keep anyone from getting married normally; neither would it change what the definition of marriage is either. The argument over gay marriage is not some small subject. “either we win—or we lose the central meaning of marriage” (Gallagher 69). Some fallacies in the pro homosexual content are stereotyping that marriage is a place where having children is not only tolerated and encouraged because it gives children mothers and fathers (Gallagher 69). Homosexuality is not a small issue. It is something that pro-heterosexual marriage supporters have been fighting for some time. If society wants to take a stance on this it will have to come together as one
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