English III 3B
November 25, 2014
The Rights of Homosexuals
Murderers, rapists, child abusers, dead beat dads, HIV-infected people, transvestites, and transsexuals are allowed to marry. Why are homosexuals deprived of this right? The right to marry is one of the most basic rights humans have. In America, this right is denied to some people because of who they would choose to marry. As of 1996, same-sex marriages in the United States are illegal because of the "Defense of Marriage Act” signed by President Clinton. This is a violation of homosexuals’ civil rights. Gay marriage should be legal in every state.
The “Defense of Marriage Act” was signed by President Bill Clinton on September 21, 1996. This law leaves it up to the states to decide if same-sex would be legal in that particular state. Is that fair? The law came from the Republican controlled congress. At the time same-sex marriage began to spread throughout states of the union. Currently the “Defense of Marriage Act” is speculative under the Obama Administration. On February 23, 2011 Attorney General Eric Holder made an announcement stating that the Department of Justice would no longer enforce the act.
Most people support gay marriage because it is fair to those of homosexual liking. There is more than 60% of people who are for same sex marriage, many of these are found to be people under the age of 50. Considering the religious aspect of it, people of all religions are for same sex marriage. Many Catholics and Jews of all color are in support of same sex marriage. Women are usually in support of homo sexual marriage more than men. Supporting same sex marriage will not only make love grow stronger, but will find homes for the children that aren’t