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Gay Marriage

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Persuasive Essay

Recently, everything we’ve ever been taught by our parents has been brought into question. Coming off as role-model figures, they have the tendency of encouraging us to fight for our beliefs, even if we are to stand alone throughout our battles. Has anyone ever stopped to think, what if two people of the same sex truly do love each other? Shouldn’t they be granted the same rights, privileges and responsibilities as everyone else, no matter what their sexual preference may be? Marriage is known to be a fundamental human right; therefore I see nothing wrong with gay marriage. As a true supporter, I believe homosexuals deserve the same exact rights as heterosexuals do.

Restricting homosexuals from “tying the knot” really just contradicts the Equal Rights Amendment. Section 1 of its text clearly states: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” For years on end, millions, including the government, have continued to disregard the amendment and not one thing has been done to stop such violation. Marriage can sometimes even be an advantage to homosexual couples; it gives both partners the right to be granted full health insurance coverage, the right to inherit property, the right to make medical decisions if their partner is not conscious/in their right mind, etc. Same exact rights heterosexual couples get, therefore gay marriage must seem fair as well… right?

Religiously speaking, homosexuality is considered a sin to religion. This single belief has caused the banning of homosexuals attending church world-wide, has restrict them from going on with any religious acts, so on and so forth. First of all, being gay/lesbian is nowhere near being a choice- it’s a lifestyle people happen to be born with. If two people of the same sex want to spend the rest of their lives together, so what? Marriage is NOT a religious institution. It is a legal contract between two...

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