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Discursive Essay
Same Sex Marriage
By Ross w
The topic I have chosen to do my discursive essay on is same sex marriage. I chose this particular subject because I thought there would be a lot of information and views on the internet I could find about the subject, also I have no opinion on the subject so my personal opinion won’t get in the way when I trying to look at both sides of the argument. I will be looking at the views of people it affects and people it does not affect and see if they support it or not. I asked 10 people I know if they supported gay marriage and if they would want it to be legalised and eight out of ten people said yes. In the United States of America there are currently only nine out of fifty one states that allow same sex marriage, Thirty one states have constitutional amendments banning gay marriage and six states have laws banning gay marriage. It is not yet legal in the United Kingdom but a bill to make it legal has just started the parliamentary process. It may become legal next year or later. Approximately 15% of America’s population is gay. People who are all for same sex marriage everywhere would say something like It is no one else's business if two men or two women want to get married. Two people of the same sex who love each other should be allowed to publicly celebrate their commitment and receive the same benefits of marriage as opposite sex couples or denying same-sex couples the right to marry stigmatizes gay and lesbian families as inferior and sends the message that it is acceptable to discriminate against them. While other people who are completely against same sex marriage would argue that marriage is a religious right. According to a July 31, 2003 statement from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and approved by Pope John Paul II, marriage "was established by the Creator with its own nature, essential properties and purpose. No ideology can erase from the human spirit the certainty that marriage exists...
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