Gay Marriage

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Whether or not gay marriage should be legalized in the United States is an on going debate. I personally do not understand why it isn't legalized already; By not allowing homosexuals the right to marriage you are taking away their freedom of speech. It is not right to treat them with such inequality. Marriage should not be just between a man and a woman, if same-sax couples are in love and want to spend eternity together, they deserve the right to do so through marriage. Marriage comes along with many benefits that they are unable to recieve just because they are denied the right to marry.

In the article, Gay Marriages: Should They Be Legalized? by Thomas B. Stoddard, he states that "Marriage is not just a symbolic state. It can be the key to survival, emotional, and financial." I think is a very valid point that he made in his article because by not legalizing gay marriages we are taking away all these rights from the couple, and they are unable to recieve the benefits that heterosexual couples do. In the United States each individual has the right to chose who they want to marry and that should be reguardless of the sex or gender. "The decision whether or not to marry belongs properly to individuals, not the government" said Stoddard, which therefore marriage should not be limited between a man and a woman just because the government says so it should be open to same-sex marriages, if that is what an individual wants.

People who oppose gay marriage have many different reasons why they feel that way, but I find them to be somewhat selfish. I've never heard of a homosexual being against gay marriage and as a hetrosexual it is hard to understand exactly what they are feeling, so how could it be right for someone to tell you that you can not get married because you are gay, and you don't deserve the rights that all heterosexuals couples recieve. It just seems very unfair to me, especially when there is research and studies proving that you can be born gay....
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