Lgbt Marital Rights. Could You Imagine Not Being Able To

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LGBT Marital Rights Could you imagine not being able to marry the person you love; the person you want to spend the rest of your life with? There are many benefits, rights, and protections available to married couples in the federal law. These benefits, rights, and protections include things like, tax benefits, government benefits, employment benefits, death benefits, family benefits, and more! In 2017, marriage is an internationally recognized right for all people, as of 2015. But it has not always been that way. Gay people are already unable to adopt; should they really not have the right to marry either? Over many years, the homosexual population has increased nationwide. About two years ago, on June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court…show more content…
They got married for wealth, or a status. But, slowly, marriage went from a practice, to a constitution. It became a commitment to truly love each other, and to make each other genuinely happy. It started between the seventeenth, and eighteenth century, when people supported marriage for love, rather than wealth. But, it was up until the twenty-first century that gays, and lesbians claimed a right to be married. Since 2001, a number of countries started to legalize gay marriage. Even though, gay individuals had already started to stand out, and declare their sexuality. But, they are still being outcasted in society. In the past, the government has stated that gay individuals are not equal to heterosexuals, due to the fact that they could not get married, or receive the same benefits that other couples receive. But, everyone deserves the same rights. Everyone deserves to love whoever they desire to love. “There are 1,138 benefits, rights, and protections available to married couples in the federal law.” (Bush, Pro2) Before the twenty-first century, gay couples did not get the same benefits has heterosexual couples. Benefits like, the importance of making medical decisions. For example, if a gay couple were to get into an accident, of some sort, and would need to get surgery, the partner may not even have visitation rights. Why? Because he, or she, is not a legal spouse, or an immediate family member. Just because a person’s relationship does not fit

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