The Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

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Defending Gay Marriage

During the last few years, homosexuality has become an important issue for debate. Moreover, homosexuals have taken their case further by claiming their right to marry. Same-sex marriage, usually known as “gay marriage”, is the marriage between two people from the same biological sex (Doskow1). Since 2000, eleven countries have approved the legalization of gay marriage worldwide: Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Iceland, Argentina, and Denmark. Three others have regional or court-directed provisions approving the “marriage equality”: the United States, Mexico and Brazil (Dumbar1). However, many nations continue to be against this law, and it does not only represent a legal issue. The approval of same-sex marriage is a political, religious, and civil-rights issue in many nations, and it continues to cause a strong debate worldwide. Gay marriage should be legal because it is a human and civil right to be free to choose who to marry, and because it increases the number of child adoptions.
Gay marriage should be legalized because freedom to choose who to marry is a human and civil right, and every human being is equal to each other; therefore, everyone have the same rights. When homosexuals are forbidden to marry, they are being treated as different to the other human beings; they are being discriminated, and their right to equality is being violated. Furthermore, when they are conditioned in this way, their…

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