A gay couple from Indianapolis who have waited to marry for years have been quoted as saying: “We 're positive because the mindset in this nation seems to be that it is unconstitutional to say that our marriages are different from any other marriage.” (pro-con,1) This means that gay people
Most people believe that they deserve the rights they are granted by the government. An upstanding citizen who pays their taxes, serves their community and abides by the law should be afforded the rights of an American. However, not all citizens are afforded equal rights. Gay and lesbians are consistently denied rights that are typically taken for granted by the average American. Specifically, gay and lesbians couples are denied the right to marry even if they are upstanding citizens. They are held at an unfair disadvantage solely because of their sexual orientation. This discrimination must stop because gay and lesbian couples are law-abiding citizens too, who should be afforded the same rights as heterosexual couples.
“We’re here, we’re queer, get over it.” In 1990, these words, shouted and displayed proudly on signs waved by the activist group, Queer Nation, were revolutionary. Never, not since the Stonewall Riots, had non-straight, non-cis people been so vocal about their existence and demanded acceptance – something that straight people take for granted on a daily basis. However, in the years since the Riots, LGBT activism has become much more mainstream, no longer whispered about behind closet doors or something to be wholly ashamed of. Gay marriage is legal in all 50 United States, something that has been fought for since the conception of the LGBT movement. In fact, gay couples are routinely being featured on popular television and other forms of media. Some might say that in 2016, the dreams of the rioters in Stonewall have been realized. Marriage rights and the spotlight on nighttime television; equality seems to truly be right on the horizon.
Transgender Discrimination The United States has been divided on LGBTQ issues for a long time, and last year when the Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage was legal, many states have tried to discover creative ways to ignore the law or pass bills that restrict LGBT rights. Since gay marriage has become legal in all fifty states, many activists have taken to focusing on gaining more equality for transgender people. States, such as Mississippi and North Carolina, have also tried to pass anti-transgender bathroom laws. These laws have caused massive backlash but have also received support from many citizens. The laws require people to go to the bathroom that corresponds with the gender on their birth certificate. Not only are these laws almost impossible to enforce, they openly discriminate against transgender people, encourage hate, and affect people who are transgender negatively, mentally and physically. The bathroom has become a political battleground for civil rights in America, and it is imperative to the nation’s future civil rights liberties how the bathroom debate is handled.
In 2015, a momentous thing happened for United States, gay marriage became legal in all 50 states. In most states it already was but the remaining 13 became legal this year. There are many concerns regarding gay marriage, and the effects of them involve many legislative, cultural, religious and family issues. Gay marriage is controversial because a lot of people do not approve of it, they think it is immoral, unnatural, and not what the traditional concept of “marriage” really means. Opponents of gay marriage say it is only meant for a man and woman and that it is a sin to be with the same sex. Also, because marriage is for procreation and should not be extended to same-sex couples because they cannot produce children together. They believe that marriage is a privilege, not a right and that they do not want their tax dollars going to something that they do not believe in. Proponents say that to ban marriage from two people that love each other is discriminatory and unconstitutional. Love should be enough for marriage, regardless of sexual orientation. From a legal standpoint, marriage is a civil right and should not have restrictions to people of the same sexual orientation (History and Debate of Gay Marriage). Correspondingly, marriage is not only for procreation, otherwise couples who could not have kids or do not wish to have kids would be prevented from marrying too. Gay marriage can also help boost the economy from people who pay for marriage licenses. There have been
Since gay marriage has been legalized in a handful of states, there have been more than 71,165 marriages (12 Reasons Why Marriage Equality Matters). However, there are hundreds happy couples that would like to be married all over the country. The real question is why does gay marriage matter to someone who is not gay? Does it make people question their own sexuality or go against religion? The LGBT community has rights just like everyone else, and a love that is true just an opposite-sex couples. There are 37 states out of the 50, which is over half, that gay marriage has been legalized in (Gay Marriage ProCon.org.). Gay marriage should widely be accepted by all the states and society.
Gay marriage is a topic that is widely discussed and debated similar to racism or women’s rights, but now that gay marriage is legal people are still trying to ban their freedom statewide. All American couples deserve decent health care, spousal death benefits, and all other privileges afforded through marriage. Same sex unions should not be different from heterosexual marriages.
There are numerous opinions and standing views on gay marriage. The argument regarding gay marriage should be legalized or not is extremely controversial. For the past thousand years, marriage has been recognized as the social union between a man and a woman. In most cultures across the globe, homosexuality was viewed with condescension, and marriages between same-sex couples were forbidden. However, homosexual relationships are slowly gaining acceptance, as homosexuals have become vocal in fighting their right to marry in the early 90s. With an increased in tolerance for homosexuality in the society, the controversy over the legalization of gay marriage has been disputed among people in many nations. While the majority of the population believes that the legalization of gay marriage will have negative impact on the society, gay activists claim that it is against basic civil rights to prohibit them from marrying. I am going to state the reasons why I do not agree with gay marriage and the negative effects it has on todays society.
Tiara Cramm Ms. Lueck English 9-5 May 12, 2015 Gay Marriage Did you know that 52% of the population support gay marriage and 40% of the population do not (Changing Attitudes on Gay Marriage), but what happens with that 8% that doesn’t know or doesn’t care? What if the 8% could help people be happy. Did you know 10% of the population in the world is gay (Robison)? There are so few gays in our population. Are people just being selfish or do they honestly believe that it’s such a bad thing and that having gays could cause problems. I hope in this paper you see what side you want to support and go with.
An outstanding citizen who pays their taxes, serves their community and abides by the law deserves the rights of an American; however, not all citizens are afforded equal rights. Gays and lesbians are consistently denied rights that are typically taken for granted by the average American. Specifically, gay and lesbian couples are denied the right to marry even if they are outstanding citizens. They are held at an unfair disadvantage solely because of their sexual orientation. This discrimination must stop, because gay and lesbian couples are law-abiding citizens too, who should be afforded the same rights as heterosexual couples. Marriage is about love and commitment; this means that since we are all human, we all deserve the right to be married. Many people disagree, however, but marriage between homosexuals cannot damage the marriage between heterosexuals. It is also true that if heterosexual couples that can’t have kids can get married than there should be no arguments that say homosexual people cannot get married because they cannot have children. Some people fail to believe that gay marriage is protected by the US Constitution 's commitments to liberty and equality, but because homosexuals are not any less human, they deserve to be married just as much as heterosexual people. Because homosexuals cannot damage the sanctity of marriage, deserve the rights protected by the constitution, and do not deserve to be denied marriage because of their lack of reproduction,
Gay marriage In discussions of gay marriage one controversial issue has been whether or not it should be legalized. On the one hand, some people argue that gay marriage should not be accepted in our society. On the other hand, some people believe that gay marriage should be legalized. Others even maintain that gay marriage is not a problem, and we should respect the preferences of everyone. My personal view is that gay marriage is not a big issue because we are in a free country, where everyone has to respect the preferences of each other, and does not matter the sex preference because we are all the same.
In 1967, the United States concluded a controversial battle that seemingly redefined what marriage was. The controversy involved an interracial couple’s right to marry under federal law. In Loving v. Virginia that same year, interracial couples were finally given the right to marry, a landmark decision where civil liberties were finally granted to those deserving. Currently in this country, we are facing another so “radical redefining of marriage”, the right of same-sex couples to marry. Given date and secular reason, same-sex couples should be allowed to marry and received the full 1,138 federal marriage rights they are denied because of their sexual orientation. The harms weighed against gay marriage are without basis in reality. Claims
Recently the Supreme Court has passed the ruling that allows gay marriage to be legal in all states. It 's truly amazing that people find ways to allow others to find happiness and joy in either with the same sex or the opposite sex. People have the right to love someone, whether or they are heterosexual or homosexual, love is for everyone, homosexuals are afraid to be who they are, they are scared of rejection, abandonment, and most of all abuse from peers and/or family. Homosexuals are treated "equal" around teachers, but when teachers turn around that 's when the torment begins and kids, and teens are bullied for their sexuality. Same sex marriage has so many advantages for America and some people can 't see that.
Is it correct to deny a right? Do citizens have the right to do what they desire, under the constitution? Same sex marriage was an issue that was debated for centuries; however, what is this really? Same-sex marriage permits couples of the same gender to enter legally-recognized marriages and provides them with the same legal rights as couples in heterosexual marriages. According to Dissent Magazine, seventy five percent of Americans will admit that homosexuals deserve the equal rights that the heterosexual couples receive under the constitution. The recognition of same-sex marriage is a political and social issue, and also a religious issue in many countries. Prior to 2015 in the US, same sex marriage was a topic that was a debated issue throughout the years, it should be allowed because the decision should solely be focused on the ideas of economic benefits given to a same sex marriage and not religion or opinions
Same-sex couples can hardly remember a time when they were not fighting for their right to marry in the United States. With several court cases, California Proposition Six, and their struggle against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), same-sex couples began their campaign for matrimonial freedom in U.S. society. Although many misguided studies appealed to those opposing same-sex marriage, after several years of integrating into society, same-sex couples found the support they were seeking. Several sociologists have conducted longevity and demographic studies, as well as others who have interviewed same-sex couples. Before the Supreme Court deemed DOMA unconstitutional, U.S. courts and citizens—many who viewed homosexuality as immoral—limited same-sex marriage; views have shifted in favor of same-sex marriage after increasing public support and same-sex representation brought the injustice to light.