Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

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In 2015, a momentous thing happened for United States, gay marriage became legal in all 50 states. In most states it already was but the remaining 13 became legal this year. There are many concerns regarding gay marriage, and the effects of them involve many legislative, cultural, religious and family issues. Gay marriage is controversial because a lot of people do not approve of it, they think it is immoral, unnatural, and not what the traditional concept of “marriage” really means. Opponents of gay marriage say it is only meant for a man and woman and that it is a sin to be with the same sex. Also, because marriage is for procreation and should not be extended to same-sex couples because they cannot produce children together. They believe that marriage is a privilege, not a right and that they do not want their tax dollars going to something that they do not believe in. Proponents say that to ban marriage from two people that love each other is discriminatory and unconstitutional. Love should be enough for marriage, regardless of sexual orientation. From a legal standpoint, marriage is a civil right and should not have restrictions to people of the same sexual orientation (History and Debate of Gay Marriage). Correspondingly, marriage is not only for procreation, otherwise couples who could not have kids or do not wish to have kids would be prevented from marrying too. Gay marriage can also help boost the economy from people who pay for marriage licenses. There have been

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