Homosexuality in America

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Homosexuality in America

America was founded upon such principles as equal rights for all, including that of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. However, with the high degree of equality and tolerance as this demands, it is not hard to comprehend when inequality and intolerance take place; and the occurrence is more prevalent than would be expected, considering the words of the Constitution. One example of a widespread issue aggressively debated in the United States today is homosexuality and the ability of same-sex couples to raise children.

On one hand, we have people who argue that same-sex couples are unfit to raise children. Their excuses range from lack of morals, in that the children will not be raised around an “appropriate” set of principles and morals (“homosexuality is a sin”) to lack of balance, in that the children cannot benefit from both male and female role models to, literally, define the gender roles (such as male versus female dress, attractions, etc.). However, this is not necessarily the case. For instance, many same sex couples have successfully raised healthy, “normal” children. They are just as capable at raising a child as heterosexual parents are. In fact, they are even more capable at raising a child than divorced or separated heterosexual parents. Studies have shown that almost half the kids in America are growing up in split heterosexual households. I propose a solution to this controversy. It is to accept that same-sex couples are more than capable at raising a child. People who judge same-sex couples do not have any evidence to do so. To those who feel the need to show prejudice to same-sex parents can do so by violating the human rights that are the backbone to our society: life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. In conclusion, same-sex parents are just as capable if not more capable than heterosexual parents are raising a child. Just because same-sex parents are not “normal” and morally right does not mean...
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