COMP1 Friday December 2, 2011
Same-sex relationships are treated differently under each state's laws, and nearly a quarter of the U.S. population lives in a state with some form of legal recognition for same-sex couples. More than 85,000 same-sex couples have entered a legal relationship since 1997. (Hertz, Doskow p. 219) Some sex marriage is prohibited throughout major parts of the United States because of religious beliefs and discriminatory oppositions. This issue affects not only those in same sex relationships but the families of those people. Prohibiting them from marring is a denial of their due process and equal protection rights under the constitution. The emotional bends for same sex as opposite sex are identical. So should the legal right, responsibilities and benefits that come from marriage. Denying this marriage is a form of minority discrimination. (Hertz, Doskow p. 219) We as Americans still have the freedom of expressing our equal rights.
Some may say that it undermines family values or that homosexuality is a sin. Some may also say that it’s against their religion. Have it ever crossed the minds of those who oppose that this is a religion of its own. Love one another is the only thing that should matter in marriage. Although it’s in the bible that two people of the some sex shouldn’t be, it’s all love. The love from man to woman or same sex is no different. In the Baehr VS. Mike case both for the plaintiff and defense said that on average gay and lesbian couples are as loving as opposite sex couples. It’s also in the bible to love one another.(legal 2010)
Marriage is a sacred bond between two individuals. Two people who love each other should have the right to marry whom so ever that they love. Love is not make believe and isn’t something to be played with, it’s commitment between two people. People who oppose to same sex marriage say that if allowed it would be...