Growth and Development

Topics: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Civil union Pages: 3 (669 words) Published: May 26, 2013
Gay Marriage

Jonnita S Potter

Soc 120

Cari Beecham-Bautista

April 2013

Gay Marriage
I believe that as people of America we are entitled to certain rights. We should have to right to freely love whomsoever our heart desire without being judged by others. Our constitution and civil rights are in place to give us all many liberties. I am neither pro nor con gay marriage. I just believe the we all have choices and should be treated with respect inspite of the choices that we make.

Gay marriage or same-sex marriage is the legal and social recognition that a joining (marriage) between two persons of the same social gender or biological sex takes place. (3) In Alaska, Nevada, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Nebraska, Missouri, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, and Alabama, not only is gay marriage banned, but so are civil partnerships. California, Hawaii, New York, and the District of Columbia all have domestic partnership laws and civil partnerships meaning it is almost a marriage without the matrimony. Civil partnerships also give couples the ability to have joint bank accounts, live in the same house, and pay bills together. Homosexual couples are not entitled to this in most states.

According to pew research center, “In 2012, polling finds slightly more support for same-sex marriage (48%) than opposition to it (43%). The public has gradually become more supportive of granting legal recognition to same-sex marriages over the past decade. In 2001, roughly one-third of American adults supported gay marriage (35%), while 57% opposed it.”(2)*AM I SUPPOSE TO CITE THIS WITH A NUMBER EVEN THOUGH I STATED WHERE THE INFORMATION CAME FROM?* I believe that the people who were polled feel the same way about gay marriage that I do. Who are we to say I its true love? All people should have the benefit to become one.

There is and will always be a widespread effort of many to stop gay marriage....
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