Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

1855 Words May 5th, 2015 8 Pages
Imagine that a government purposefully denied over 1,000 rights and benefits from one group of people who haven 't broken any laws, would you support that government? Years ago, homosexuality was unacceptable. Most that were gay hid it from others and did not act upon it. In the United States, same-sex couples are denied legal marriage. Gay marriage in the United States is a big conflict nowadays and we as the people have to do something to fix it. We need to fight for equal rights guaranteeing marriage rights to same sex couples.The fight for the allowance of same-sex marriages has been a long process, and just recently the issue is coming more into the light of current politics. In a country where there is separation between church and state, gay marriage should be legalized in all 50 states because marriage is a religious institution defined by religious rules, marriage should not be recognized as an institution in law, same-sex marriage will contribute to the closure of the family unit in society; therefore, the United States should legalize same sex marriage. Same sex marriage has been an ongoing argument for close to 50 years. Gay marriage is protected by the US Constitution. The Supreme Court ruled 8-3 in the 1974 case Cleveland Board of Education v. that the "freedom of personal choice in matters of marriage and family life is one of the liberties protected. Same-sex marriage is a right. The NAACP” (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), on…

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