Marriage of Equal’s? Many people are for and many people oppose same sex marriage. It is not religious some say and others other say it violates freedom of speech. Is it right or is it wrong, is really the big question that causes so much controversy. Those that are for the issue of gay marriage believe that everyone should be treated the same and everyone should have the right to marry the one that they fall in love with. They should have the same rights with their partner as a heterosexual person has with theirs. What does it hurt many will ask? According to the people who oppose gay marriage it would hurt a lot. According to Eric Metaxas from an article on the website LifeSiteNews.com “It will destroy religious freedom and free speech rights”. Many states have passed laws that have given same sex couple the right to marry. States like Maine, New Hampshire, Iowa, Washington, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, The District of Columbia and Vermont have all legalized same sex marriage. The three states of Maine, Maryland and Washington had gay rights on their ballets more than thirty times before it was approved. Two Native American tribes have also legalized gay marriage. The Suquamish Tribe and The Coquille Tribe have chosen to make it legal. Not all of the tribes have followed suit and they do not recognize the marriages. Gay marriage has been brought to light a lot more in the past few years. We have celebrity endorsements and even celebrities who are in gay marriages or engaged to be married. Jesse Tyler Ferguson from the hit television series “Modern Family” is engaged to his partner. Other examples are the creator of Glee, the star of the TV series “How I Met Your Mother”, and country music singer Chely Wright and their perspective partners are either engaged or married. It seems like it is not such a taboo subject as it once was. That does still does not make it easy if you are in that position. There are even more and more television shows that canter around gay lifestyle and culture and that use gay characters. Many of these characters that play gay roles actually live heterosexual lifestyles. They are married and have children of their own. This is way for them to play different roles and even stand up for what they believe in. A prime example is the 2005 Hit movie “Brokeback Mountain” where two heterosexual males (Heath Ledger and JakeGyllenhaal) played the two major roles of two gay men. Gay marriage was also a hot button topic in this year’s presidential campaign. Barack Obama stated…. “At a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married”. Many said that this was a way for the president to get the gay votes. He was re-elected so maybe it worked. Guess we will never know for sure.
Ask just about anyone. They will all tell you they're in favor of equal rights for homosexuals. Just name the situation, and ask. They will all say, yes, gays should have the same rights in housing, jobs, public accommodations, and should have equal access to government benefits, equal protection of the law, etcetera, and etcetera. Nearly seventy percent of people in the U.S. oppose gay marriage, almost the same proportion as are otherwise supportive of gay rights.…
Straightforward : How to Mobilize Heterosexual Support for Gay Rights
by Ian Ayres, Jennifer Gerarda Brown
Every gay man and lesbian in America has at least two heterosexual allies willing to actively support their struggle for equality, hypothesize husband-and-wife law professors Ayres (Yale, and also a Forbes columnist) and Brown (Quinnipiac College). They argue that the hetero ally total is something like 20 million-all of whom would actively welcome "pragmatic advice" on how they can support…
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“Should the Federal Government define marriage as a union between a man and a woman?”
The Federal Government should not define marriage as a union between a man and woman only. If the Federal Government amends the constitution to define marriage as only a union between a man and a woman it will be violating the Civil Rights of gay citizens. “Civil rights" are the rights of individuals to receive…
Pro’ Gay Marriage
There are many ways to describe marriage. There are legal definitions, biblical definitions, and personal definitions. Which one is the right definition? The decision of which definition is the right one depends on where you live and what you believe. There are many different types of unions that can be viewed as marriages. Comparing these different relationships gives insight to how relationships are formed and joined. Although marriage is just a civil union in the eyes of the…
The Fight for Same-Sex Marriage
Same-sex marriage is one of the most pressing issues facing state governments in America today. It polarizes people all over the country mainly because it touches not only on a political level, but also on a moral level. In a society where all men are created equal the question is why there are inequalities between people due to their choice of sexuality. It would be beneficial for state governments, not only economically, but also socially to make…
Gay Marriage in the United States has been a contentious issue for the last twenty or so years. Many people view being gay as a new phenomenon or socially constructed unit; but the origins of homosexuality extend as far back as the history of people. With the emergence of bullying as a huge barrier to adolescent development as well as teen suicide; homosexuality has taken the burden of the blame for these occurrences. The rights for gays and gay marriage are a national issue…
Thesis:Gay marriage has been a recent source of conflict for many people world wide. 1.The debate over sex marriage has been a big issue in our society for many years, whether or not gay marriage should be legalized.
2. Those people who get involved in this debate are mainly the religious community and the gay community .
B.Countries such as UK and America started approving of gay marriage in 2000.
1.Homosexuals have been fighting for gay marriage to be legalized for many…
Is it gay marriage or “should I say just same-sex couples?” These words gay and marriage just do not match well together in my opinion. The joining of these words “gay marriage” is just a new vocabulary that same-sex couples have brought as an idea to define and legalize their relationships. It is a concept that many people and I just consider not acceptable. Actually, it is to mislead the real meaning of marriage.
Some 150 years of systematic inquiry by…
The issue of gay marriage has been stirring controversy among the nation for some years. Previously considered a taboo subject and only discussed within the gay community, the issue of gay marriage has made it to the forefront of national headlines. Many states are currently allowing the issue to be decided on by the voters. However, the gay community still faces some obstacles in their fight for equality. While the issue of gay marriages is gaining more acceptances, homosexual couples who choose…
Gay Rights Should Be Legalized.
Gay marriage has been a big issue in many countries since 1924. Around year 2000, countries like America and the UK started legalizing gay marriages. Even in 2013, homosexuals are still fighting for their right to get married to someone of their same sex. Every human has rights, and homosexuals are no different. Everyone should have equal rights, regardless of their sexuality. Gay marriage should be legalized in all states and countries, and be allowed to have basic…