Same Sex Marriage

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Supporters of gay marriage argue around the concept of equality in America. Our country is said to be found on the principle that all men are created equal, so that make it hypocritical to deny the rights of homosexuals, as it was hypocritical to deny freedom to African Americans or to prohibit women 's suffrage. Supporters also believe that Gays should be allows the same benefits as regular married couples. For instance, only through marriage do same sex couples have the rights to their partner 's insurance benefits, Social Security, Medicare, or property inheritance. Also, without a legally recognized marriage, gay partners cannot be acknowledged as next of kin in the case of a medical emergency or incapacitation. Denying someone their …show more content…

Obama administration has said that the law passed in 1996, on behalf of a group appointed by the Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives was unconstitutional (Thomson Reuters 2012). So supporters ask questions that have not yet been answer these questions are; why shouldn’t lesbian, gay or bisexual be free to get married in all states. Why should they have to go or move to one of the nines states or the District of Columbia to join each other hands in marriage? If we are the land of the free and equal right, how come we are taken the freedom of marriage away from gays? I strongly believe that we are going against everything our country I said to be based on. If we are the land of the free and for equal right same sex marriage should be allowed in every state. Just because some may have different beliefs than other, does not give us the rights to discriminate or deny right to gay just because they are different. At the end of the day they are still Americans citizens and should be treated and allowed the same befits as everyone else. Gays should be able to express who they really are, even though marriage. So I

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