11th Grade English 5/25/12
Gay marriage has been a very controversial topic between Democrats, Republicans, and people in the world as a whole. Democrats favor equal rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community (LGBT) and believe that these people should have the right to marry and adopt children just as easily as a heterosexual couple would. Republicans, however, believe marriage should be between a man and woman and for that reason they do not support gay marriage or the adoption of a child to a LGBT household or family. Since that is the case, some states grant civil unions to gay couples but not actual marriages and these civil unions do not give even half the benefits that a marriage provides. I believe that LBGT people deserve to have their right, not privilege, of marriage, this way they can get the same marriage and financial benefits of heterosexual people without posing a threat to the institution and sanctity of marriage, they can have discrimination against them stop since they do not really have a choice in their own sexual orientation beforehand , and they should receive the right to adopt children without the fear of those children coming out the “wrong way” due to the belief that those children did not have both a male and female figure in the household.
“The General Accounting Office in 1997 released a list of 1,049 benefits and protections available to heterosexual married couples.” Most of these are not included in the simple civil unions that only a few states grant to gay and lesbian couples. These include federal and financial benefits such as social security benefits, tax benefits, and immigration benefits. Of these, the main arising issues are revolve around; saving money on insurance, raising credit scores, getting more opportunities for loans, and increasing financial stability. These financial and federal benefits run parallel...