Essay on Why Gay Marriage Should Be Legalized In Texas

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Legalizing Gay Marriage in Texas The supporters of Same­Sex Marriage have made major strides in a very short amount of time. Less than ten years ago, Gay and Lesbian couples could not get legally married anywhere in the United States of America. Now there is seventeen states that recognize homosexual marriage: California, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, Delaware,
Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine,
Maryland, and Washington.With so much progress being made you can tell that individuals are now recognizing that it is morally wrong to not uphold homosexual relationships to the dignity, respect, and status that is given to heterosexual couples by our society. One state in particular does not recognize homosexual marriage as right, this state is Texas. Being a born and raised
Texan myself, I believe that Gay Marriage should be legal in Texas because marriage is a right that every individual should receive, also because Gay and Lesbian couples, not having the right to get married, is not only morally wrong but it is constitutionally wrong, and Same­Sex couples do not hurt or endanger children, they are just as capable as a heterosexual couple to raise and neuter a child.
→ Are these your three points? I was once told a saying by good friends of mine named Shelly Bailes and Ellen Pontac.
These two women happen to be the first lesbian couple to ever get married in California. They were explaining to me why their marriage shouldn’t be considered wrong and how it should be respected by others. Since I was younger they decided to use a reference that would make more sense to me. Ellen started by telling me a little story along the lines of “On a hot and sunny day a young woman went to subway to get her favorite sandwich. The man in front of her ordered a different sub. She got angry because he didn’t get the same sub as her, even though it didn’t affect her in any way.” I got very confused and asked “Why would the women be mad? she wasn’t eating the sandwich.” Then Shelly chimed in saying “That’s how straight people sound when they say Gay Marriage affects them, because it honestly doesn’t” In that moment I realized that even if i wanted to, I would have no reason to be against gay marriage. It doesn’t harm me.
Gay and lesbian couples not being allowed to get married does not benefit me as a straight person in any way it only harms them.“
There are 1,138 benefits, rights and protections provided on the basis of marital status in Federal law.” (Human Rights Campaign). The Defense of
Marriage Act only considers a marriage between a man and women a legal union, meaning
Same­Sex Married couples are not considered legal partners to Federal Law even if they are married in that state. As an example if there is a Same­Sex married couple and one partner dies, the other partner is not entitled to leave from work, to have the Social Security of the departed

partner, to file wrongful death accusations, or to automatically inherit anything that they shared if they do not have a will. But since heterosexual marriage is considered a union to Federal Law they receive all those benefits that were not entitled to the homosexual couple in the example above. 1,138 benefits should not be taken away from two individuals just because they happen to be the same sex.

There are 7.046 billion people roaming the earth today. Out of the 7.046 billion people there are 71,165 people that are not treated equally. These 71,165 individuals are being singled out just because they are Same­Sex couples fighting for the right to be recognized as a legally married couple in the state of Texas. (FactTank) One man with a voice is standing up for these 71,165 married couples that want to be recognized in Texas.
On Wednesday, February 26,
2014, A Texas ban on Same­Sex