Marriage Equality

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Marriage Equality

Cause and Effect Essay

Abstract
This paper provides an in-depth look into marriage equality and what homosexuals go through on a regular basis. It shouldn’t matter if you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or heterosexual, if you love someone you should be allowed to share your vows and legally be married. Without marriage equality, people will continue to be ignorant of homosexual’s lifestyle. Hate crimes will continue to be committed, and homosexuals misunderstood. Equal is equal, whether your gay or straight, black or white, male or female, it shouldn’t matter. Innocent victims are in harms’ way every day in the gay community; it’s time to put a stop to it. Keywords: Gay, Lesbian, Homosexual, Marriage equality

Marriage Equality
Debaters all over the world have been fighting the idea of marriage equality. Throughout history, the concept of homosexuality has been discriminated against. It is considered to be “unnatural” and a sin. Even though homosexual tendencies have been around for hundreds of years, it is still frowned upon by most. Why is it considered to be unnatural? This concept could not be further from the truth. Over 478 species including; domestic cats and dogs, as well as dolphins and black bears have been proven to have homosexual behavior (Bagemihl 1999). This shows that the feelings are completely natural and should be allowed instead of restricted. Although eight states have legalized same sex marriage, most of the states are opposed. If same sex couples weren’t frowned on and could legally get married nationwide, our society and culture would have very significant changes. Most straight people look at homosexuality as if it were abnormal and hostile to their own sexual identity. Some are so insecure of their own sexuality, they cannot handle it. Some even believe it may have an impact on today’s youth as if it were a contagious disease. There are myths of homosexuality to be “taboo”...
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