Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

1691 Words Apr 29th, 2015 7 Pages
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 not now and has never been dependent upon any one religion or even religion in general for its justification, existence, or perpetuation. Marriage exists because people desire it, by working through the government, helps ensure that married couples are able to do what they need to in order to survive. At no point is religion needed or necessarily relevant. In fact we are living in a society full of different cultures, beliefs, and ethnicities, but that does not mean that we should not stand up and say “same-sex marriage is inappropriate” because we are in a free country, where anybody can do whatever he/she want. In the article “The Best Reason I’m Wrong On Gay Marriage” it argues, “People should be free to join together in whatever…

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