Gay Marriage

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Ariel Stanley
College Comp I
Argumentative Essay
September 25, 2012
Gay Marriage: Right or Wrong?
There has been much controversy on the subject of gay marriage. Obamas recent outspokenness on the issue has made the subject of whether or not gay marriage is appropriate pop up again in the news and media in 2007, when he said “I do” to gay marriage a lot of people that have strong anti-gay feelings. I believe that people should be able to get married no matter what sexual orientation they are, because love comes in all shapes and sizes.

According to The National Opinion Research Center in 1973 the people that believed that gay sex was “always wrong” was a shocking 73%. And from then till 1990 the percentage rose another 3% to an all-time high of 76%. But soon after in the beginning of the 21st century that number has dropped sixteen points down to 60%. It fell another six points in the following two years. After Obama’s speech in 2007 the number fell again dramatically to a record low of 35% of people. On the other hand in 1996 Gallup found that the number of people that supported same-sex marriage was 26% of people and in 2003 that number has risen to 39%.

I believe that gay marriage should be allowed because it is the people’s personal decision whether or not they wish to get married to a person of the same sex. I believe they should not be discriminated against, and I think that they should have the same rights as all people because we as a people are all equal. People argue that marriage is a contract in which a man and a woman are to spend the rest of their lives together, until death do they part. They say because it says between a man and a woman it is against god’s word for people of the same sex to engage in intercourse and get married. Well I say the hell with what was written over two thousand years ago the times have changed and I think people need to get with the fucking times you bigoted assholes. Social conservatives may have lost on...
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