Part Three: What I Learned Legalization of [LGBT] marriages nationwide? This is one of the biggest controversies for the past decade. Every human being should be entitled to love and be with whomever they feel is the human being to complete them and get married; regardless of their gender. Throughout the gay community, us, gays don’t really understand why we can’t get equal marriage rights nationwide. If the government and society would take religion out of the equation, what could be said? Homosexuals’ that wants to get married doesn’t affect anyone, its an more acceptable lifestyle nowadays, it can also increase the adoption rates, and also the only the that should matter is the love humans have for there significant others. Yes, I am Pro-Gay Rights, every homosexual couple should be treated equally and granted every right and privilege that a heterosexual couple has. Marriage? Marriage is taking someone as one’s wife or husband. The revised definition is the formal union of a man and a woman. Homosexual couples that want to get married shows that they want a commitment to each other for a life time just like heterosexuals have legally, not an order of domestic partnerships The Human Rights Campaign Foundation states that many same-sex couples “want the right to legally marry [and] honor their relationship in the greatest way our society has to offer…”(Gay). Having homosexual marriages by law isn’t hurting anyone nor society. It is an ultimate expression of love and is a personal vow that’s really not anyone’s business. Same-sex marriage nowadays is considered a civil right, not only that but “one of the key civil rights struggles of our time”(Gay), stated (NAACP) National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Loving or wanting to commit to someone of the same-sex isn’t hurting anyone nor society. Let love be someone’s greatest aim. Gay marriage would make it way easier for same-sex couples to adopt offering secure homes for children who would else be left in foster care or in and out of “the system”(Kranz &Cusick). Allowing gay marriage statistics has soon that the adoption rates has increased and children of all ages have been placed in great care with homosexual men and women throughout the 16 states including the District of Columbia in the United States that legalized gay marriage. In The United States 100,000 children are awaiting to be adopted. In the 2000 Census 65,000 children lived with same-sex parents, now in 2012 110,000 children are being adopted by same-sex married couples which bring it to 169% increase by 59% over the past decade. As Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein argues, “We should be begging gay couples to adopt children. We should see this as a great boon that gay marriage could bring to kids who need nothing more than two loving parents. “(Ezoic). Legalizing more states will increase the adoption rate and more kids will have a better life to live. Like President Obama stated, “Change is what we need” Think of all the children’s life that you will be saving by allowing same-sex married couples to adopt them. Fewer children would be just thrown out of the system when he/she turns 18. Once they turn 18 they could have a family instead of being out on their own in the real world. A longitudinal study published in Pediatrics on June 7, 2010 found that children of lesbian mothers were rated higher than children of heterosexual parents in social and academic competence and had fewer social problems. Also, a July 2010 study shows that children of gay fathers were “as well-adjusted as those adopted by heterosexual parents.”(Cahill) Most states wont allow same-sex couples to adopt kid because gays “don’t show stability”(Lugg), because their gay and not married. If the remaining states would just make same-sex marriage legal. Then there would be no excuse to not allow them to adopt children. Most Anti- Gay Marriage Americans would always like to say that legalizing
when I would have to hide who I loved. Gay men and women have been around since the beginning of time, it’s just that they had to stay in the world’s closet. I am a gay woman and I am very thankful for the gay men and women before me that have fought this war to have equal rights. I want to take you back to where the gay movement began….
It was December 10, 1924 and Henry Gerber founded the Society for Human Rights, out of Chicago. This was the first gay-rights organization as well as the oldest documented…
Being “Gay” in America has always been a problem for many individuals in communities across the nation. There has been a constant debate on whether to grant them equal rights or to treat them as lesser members of society. A main issue with homosexual rights is discrimination in the workplace. Having a federal law to protect the gay citizens of a community, to make them feel comfortable to be themselves in their everyday, environments is still not in place. The gay communities in America are having…
The gay rights movement in the US can be traced back to the Stonewall Riots that occurred following a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in New York City at 3 a.m. on June 28, 1969. Police raids on gay bars were commonplace, but on this occasion the gay and lesbian patrons fought back and sparked days of protests. The Stonewall Riots marked the beginning of a political movement for gay rights during a time when it was illegal to have homosexual sex in all states except for Illinois. …
I have a very strong opinion on gay marriages, because most of my friends and family are homosexuals. A lot of people are fighting the courts because the courts are considering legalizing gay marriages. Because of religious opinions regarding gay marriage, the government is stopped from passing the issue even though it is a division between church and state.
In 2011, President Obama has been undecided about legalizing gay marriages. Chief Justice Roberts states regarding Obama’s decision…
By: Torian Portier
Gay rights is even is an even more controversial topic than women’s rights and African American rights.
The Declaration of Independence says that we hold these facts to be ourselves, that everyone is equal, and that they are gifted by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. These words were written over two-hundred years ago and even back then, the people believed in the significance of equality. All people are created equal, and therefore there should not be any discrimination. History shows the discrimination of African-Americans and how our fellow countries have progressed regarding…
Gay Rights Amanda Jenkins
It is my belief that gay marriage should be legal everywhere because homosexuality is not the only sin in the bible that the majority of people commit, homosexuals cannot control their sexual orientation, and we have accepted many other things so why not accept homosexuality? Think about this: A couple that is constantly arguing, and constantly has adultery issues, and who only want to be married to each other because they have children, are allowed to…
Gay Couples Should Have the Same Rights as Married Couples
September 4, 2011
Gay Couples Should Have the Same Rights as Married Couples
Since the United States was founded gay couples have not had equal rights Laws have been created to benefit heterosexual couples and exclude gay couples. This is simply wrong. From tax breaks to adoption to health care and more the United States Government has denied a minority population its equal rights.
Federal laws grant married…
Culture & Gay Rights
How did we go from a majority of Americans opposing marriage equality, with a Supreme Court Justice comparing laws against same-sex marriage to laws against bestiality, to gay marriage being legal in over half of the U.S states? How did public opinion on gay marriage change so quickly? Some might say that people like Ellen DeGeneres and the cast of Modern Family are responsible for the growing rate of people accepting gays in society. Millions of Americans may have accepted gay individuals…
This paper talks about racism and why and how people go about doing it. The paper also talks about the different types of racism. The chapter this paper is based on even went further by saying a person can be a racist without even noticing or knowing it. Some examples that were given are white privilege, ethnocentrism and stereotyping. After reading this chapter and what we learned about racism in class, I thought about some historic events that had to do with racism and my personal involvement and…