Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

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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,

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