Gay Marriage Essay

Submitted By breajc
Words: 503
Pages: 3

Brea’ Clayton
October 15, 2012
English Comp. 2

Marriage is typically viewed as a time of happiness, where loved ones come together and part take in emotional celebration. Marriage is normally seen between a man and a woman, either held in a church, beach, park or etcetera. As time has passed there have been numerous incidents of males and females having the same type of love for their same sex, otherwise known as being “gay” or “lesbian”. With more same sex relationships coming out there are even more conflicts with allowing them to get married in certain states. “Gay marriage” to me is just a title that shows no importance and that love is love and I will explain why. The first thing that needs to be identified is what does “marriage” and “love” really mean. When looking inside a dictionary marriage is defined as the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law, and also the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage. This definition of marriage shows that it can be represented within a same sex relationship, or a more common relationship. Love on the other hand is described as a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person. So what gives the right for a person to exclude the love of same sex couples because it’s not “normal”? On a personal view although I, myself am not interested in dating the same sex my best friend on the other hand is. Even before she expressed her interest with her liking men and women I never had a problem with anybody being gay. I took it as, “If you truly love/ care about this person you would take them as they are”. Just any other relationship the gay community has their ups and downs…