Why Same Sex Couples Should Be Allowed to Legally Marry

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Why Same Sex Couples Should be Allowed to Legally Marry All men were created equal. It is for this reason that gays have the same rights when it comes to housing, jobs, protection under the law, and so on, despite their difference in sexual preference. Well then, if gays have the same rights as heterosexual men and women, why can they not be legally married in the U.S? That is the question that half our country should be asking themselves, since 50% of U.S citizens oppose gay marriage. However, extraordinarily, 75% of the people in the U.S are all for gay rights (Bidstrup). But, when it comes to marriage, for one reason or another, the line is drawn. Gay relationships are the same as straight relationships in all aspects except…show more content…
As the case with various arguments, there are all whom will take the "slippery slope" argument approach in their reasoning for the banning of gay marriage. A "slippery slope" argument is a point in which one thing happening will lead to another thing happening, triggering a domino effect of negative consequences from one single action. In this case, the argument at hand would be that along with the legalization of gay marriage comes the allowing of bestial marriage, polygamy, and many other wrongs (Bidstrup). This tactic of scaring people of accepting the beneficial consequences of one rational decision is absurd. In countries where gay marriage is legal, there has been no talk of any such changes or disgusting tendencies. In many Scandinavian countries where same sex marriages are allowed, society has remained sound (Bidstrup). If anything, marriages between criminals and those who lack morals would lead towards the anarchy that would occur with bestial marriages and polygamy. Those who have homosexual preferences do not share any of the same moral defects as do the criminals that can wed freely. Society needs to open their eyes to the normality of homosexuality and the benefits of gay marriage will be exposed. There are those who believe that gay marriage defeats the purpose of the bonding between two different gendered people in reproduction. The idea that gay marriage should be disallowed because two same sex partners can't reproduce is

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