Topics: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Sexual orientation Pages: 3 (1054 words) Published: June 18, 2013
Shakeya Riddick
Ms. Adams
English 12
3 May 2013
Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?
“Should Gay marriage be legalized?” is a question leading to social debates around the world today. Homosexuals should have the right to marry because marriage is the legal or religious ceremony that formalizes the decision of two people to live as a married couple, two people who love each other regardless of their sexual preference should be allowed to marry. Denying Gay marriage stigmatizes homosexuals as inferior and makes adversaries think that it is okay to discriminate against them. Advocates against Gay marriage would argue that homosexual marriage is harmful and must be opposed. There have been statements, reports, articles, and even movies discriminating against the homosexual community and their strive for their rights. According to (www.tpstudentaction.org) advocates say things like “It is not marriage; it violates natural law; it always denies a child either a father or mother; it validates and promotes the homosexual lifestyle; it turns a moral wrong into a civil right; it does not create a family but a natural sterile union; it imposes it’s acceptance on all society’s; it is the cutting edge of the sexual revolution; and it offends god.” Twenty-five percent of Americans in the United States are openly Gay. Most experts believe that homosexuality is something you are born with, some scientist even believe that hormones may help to determine ones sexuality according to the book Gay Rights by Judith C. Galas. Sexual orientation refers to a person’s natural inclination to be sexually attracted to someone of the opposite or same sex. Some homosexuals are scared to reveal their sexuality without civil right protection because of discrimination and abuse. In 1969 there were reports of police frequently raiding bars that served Gay’s and all Gays were arrested, according to the book Gay Rights by Judith Galas. It also states that the homosexual community awakened at the...
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