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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

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Gay Marriage Americans seem to be all freedom and equality, this is the main desire of just about every citizen. Most of society will say they support equal rights for all citizens. But as soon as the topic of equal rights for homosexuals, people become uncomfortable and uneasy, not knowing which opinion is right and wrong and right. Surprisingly the majority of Americans voted for the Constitutional Amendment, which puts a ban on gay marriage, however, the concept of gay marriage is still not considered a right the American people. This amendment entitles to equal rights to the gay community, ending toleration of discrimination in jobs, rights protecting gays from hate crimes,rights allowing advancement in government. Although the law…show more content…
One case, named Lawrence vs. Texas, states "all sodomy laws in the United States are unconstitutional and unenforceable when applied to non- commercial consenting adults in private” (Dobson). Background behind these beliefs, and laws in some case, seems like direct prejudgement rather than an unexplainable reason not of denying people of equal rights. The most known phrase associated with America is life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But its ironic because homosexuals are not aloud to be happy when they can not marry the one they love. In fact, some states have bans against “civil partnerships”. The whole idea of two men or women even being in a relationship is appalled by so many. Also in a positive affect, many countries all over the nation began allowing equal rights marriages to same-sex couples. The first was Denmark in 1989, twenty six years ago , then eleven years later, allowed legal adoptions for married gay couples. With the trend starting, other countries finally saw how legalizing gay marriage was not such a bad idea. Norway developed a Registered Domestic Partnerships, somewhat along the right road, but still with strict guidelines. These were the first two to allow homosexual couples to be together and have children. . In the past ten years Canada, Germany, and the Netherlands have all agreed that "discrimination of marriage laws based on sexual orientation is not only unjust but also unconstitutional" ("Gay Marriage”). Another
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