Gay Marriage

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"Everybody has the right to marry the person they love and be represented as a couple and family... It's something that people will look back on in years to come and say, 'I can't believe it took so long for us to recognize this.' It'll be like segregation and giving women the right to vote." says Julianne Moore, Golden Globe Award winner (“Gay Voices”). So, same-sex marriage: Is it unconstitutional or a right? Gay marriage should be recognized and legalized in all of the United States. A marriage is a personal thing so who are they to stand in the way of it being legal? Is it their business anyway and is discriminating against same-sex couples any better than the past discrimination of interracial couples? Is it wrong because its not traditional? What is traditional marriage anyway? Some argue that gay marriage has an effect on our future generations, so that’s why its not legal. However, whatever the view may be, love shouldn’t be a privilege. It is a right.

So, why is it anyone’s business who can marry whom? Marriage has always been an intimate and private subject. By letting the same gender marry one another, we’re allowing two people who share love join together. Forget the gender part, people marry for money and social status every day. Is that any more ethical? When a man and woman make the decision to share a last name, no one really cares other than their family & friends. Its the same with two homosexuals wishing to join in marriage. Its not as if their marriage would tear other families apart across the nation. No harms being done. Some say it goes against their religion, but tattoos, cutting your hair, showing skin other than on your face and not maintaining abstinence before being wed can also be just as disrespectful toward a religion. People take those actions each and every day and you don’t see protesters on street corners for a haircut.

Moving on, in 1750 all the southern colonies had made interracial marriage illegal. Looking back on this...
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