Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

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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. Marriage in America is indeed a contract that comes with more obligations than rights. We have to understand that marriage is a civil right that is…show more content…
The essence of this argument is that sex-preference does not matter, and everyone is free to do whatever they want without discrimination. I agree that people should be free to do whatever they want. In addition, homosexual couples just want to be happy with each other. So it makes me wonder why people should deny the opportunity of being happy for those homosexual couples. Since the year of 1776 we have the right of pursuit of happiness. According to the Declaration Of Independence “we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” (US). The essence of this argument is that we are all the same, and we deserve the rights of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. I agree with the Declaration of Independence, because if we deserve the right of pursuit of happiness, we should live a life full of gladness. With this argument, I can say that any homosexual couple also deserves to be happy. To take a case in point, if some homosexual couple wants to get married in order to live a life full of love and contentment, why not give the opportunity to this couple to share their lives with each other, after all, we have the right of pursuit of happiness. In addition, same-sex couples want to marry almost for the same reason
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