Love Is Love By Cartoon Arts International Essay

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Love is Love? In a close five to four Supreme Court ruling vote on June 26th, 2015, same-sex couples gained the right to marry in all fifty states (Kenneth, “Gay Rights”). As this news spread, some were displeased, some were overjoyed, and some were somewhere in the middle. The wide range of views on this topic made it easy to be turned into a satire. A comic by Cartoon Arts International shows a man complaining to his wife that same-sex marriage is hurting heterosexual marriage, in which the wife retaliates and makes a comment about divorcing him because of his stated opinion (Kurtzman). It is ironic that the woman talks about destroying their heterosexual marriage because she didn’t like what her husband said, and the husband claims that heterosexual marriages are being hurt because of homosexual marriage. The reasoning behind the comic is to persuade the reader to agree with the point of view it representsp, or to believe that homosexual marriage has no effect on heterosexual marriages, and to do so in a comedic way to lighten the tension of the multitude of views on the topic of gay marriage. Although this satire and many others are mainly made to persuade an audience to one binary viewpoint of an issue, there are many other viewpoints outside of the two binaries. Before the legalization of marriage equality was established, the Defense of Marriage Act (DoMA), had been reigning since 1996, when President Bill Clinton signed it into a law after it was passed through
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