Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

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Same-Sex Marriage “I now pronounce you…” At some point in a person’s life, they have heard or will hear those words. What follows, however, has changed somewhat over the years; although, the commitment has remained the same. Those words historically indicate that until the death of a spouse, that couple shall remain together. Who should be able to determine whom that spouse is for that person? Some people judge others for their sexuality and how it is affecting them, but they never stop and consider the positive influence that same-sex marriage has on people’s lives. When people marry, they do it because they love their spouse, and they want to spend the rest of their lives with that one person. How is the marriage of heterosexuals…show more content…
This makes the first U.S. President that approved. Same-sex marriage became legal in all fifty states with a five to four vote that guarantees same-sex marriage on June twenty-six of two thousand and fifteen (“Background of the Issue”). Today, any same-sex couple can get married, whether it be a religious marriage or a civil marriage, and now same-sex couples are allowed more benefits than they were back in the nineteen seventies. The view of same-sex marriage has changed a lot in the past forty years, but it has changed for the better. Some people state that allowing same-sex couples to adopt or have a child would negatively impact that child’s life because they believe that a child must live with one mom and one dad. However, “studies have demonstrated that children’s well-being is affected much more by their relationships with their parents, their parent 's sense of competence and security, and the presence of social and economic support for the family than by the gender or the sexual orientation of their parents” (Millstein). The sexuality of the parents does not affect the child as much as most might believe. Children who are raised by same-sex couples can grow up and live an ordinary life just like children that are raised by both their mom and dad or even just their mom or just their dad. Also, many agencies would reject same-sex couples to adopt a child based on their religious beliefs (“LGBT Adoption Facts”). Same sex couples are being
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