Homosexuals Have Every Right to Marry

686 Words Feb 22nd, 2018 3 Pages
Marriage is a basic human right, if straights can marry in all states then so should gays. Gay rights of all kinds are starting to become increasingly protected. “In every courthouse, in every proceeding and in every place where a member of the department of justice, stands on behalf of the United States, they will strive to ensure that same-sex marriages receive the same privileges, protections and rights as opposite-sex marriages, under federal law.” -Attorney General Eric Holder said. Since it is an unfair act of judgement, gay marriage should be legalized and accepted in all U.S. states.
Seventeen countries have legalized same-sex marriages, in addition, same sex marriage is available in some states in Mexico, and the U.S. Almost forty percent of americans live in a place where same-sex couples can marry. (Same Sex Marriage Laws) It’s forbidden by state constitutional amendments in twenty seven states, and by state laws in about five states. (Gay Marriage) These contrasting state laws concerning gay marriage reflect divergence in views toward marriage and gay marriage across the country. (Defining marriage: State Defense of Marriage Laws and Same-Sex Marriage)
If straights can get married then gays should be able to as well. I have every hope that all supreme courts move into the direction for marriage equality. Today, our nation moves closer toward its ideals of equality and fairness for all. We need to reevaluate how strictly our…