Reasons Why Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

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“Marriage is one of the basic building blocks of our neighborhoods and our nation,” states Theodore B. Olson in “The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage”. If this is true then why is it so important to some individuals that couples of the same sex should not be able to spend their lives happily together in marriage? Why is accepted that two people of the opposite sex can get married? What’s the difference? The simple fact is that there is no difference and there should be no laws restricting gays and lesbians from getting married. Gay marriage should be legal for several reasons. Marriage is a constitutional right, so what I would like to know is who decided that marriage between homosexuals should not be legal. The 14th amendment claims that “no state…shall deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person…the equal protection of the laws.” These people simply want to pursue what makes them happy. If people believe that a civil bond should be enough to satisfy same sex couples then the same belief should pertain to heterosexual couples. This ongoing argument is tarnishing the name of the “United” States of America and the country of the “free” and the brave. The argument of procreation that many people use is completely invalid. Just because two heterosexual people enter into a state of marriage doesn’t mean that they will have kids, and there certainly isn’t anyone asking whether they plan to or not. Allowing gays and lesbians to marry will not discourage heterosexual couples from marrying and having kids. Also there are many homosexual couples who would like to have children so therefore they turn to adoption agencies which are abundant with children that need homes. And where are these children coming from? Heterosexual couples. So who is really corrupting the idea of marriage? The couples that give away their kids and 72 day marriages like Kim Kardashian’s or the couples who simply want to spend their lives...
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