Gay Marriage

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Should gay marriage be legalized?

Pros * Gives them a sense of freedom * Receive benefits, such as health care and adopting a child * Financial gain

Cons * They may still get discriminated on by the one that don’t like the idea * Same sex marriage not being a civil right * Religious people

Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized? Historically marriage is between a man and a woman. Growing up everyone learned this from either their parents or through church for people with religious backgrounds. When marriage of the same sex is brought up many people frown upon it. Especially, people with a religious background. "Natural" gender roles + Biblical command to procreate = Marriage (supreme court argument). There are many that feel that same sex marriage should be legalized and others that feel is should be illegal. Legalizing same sex marriage will be a good thing, showing homosexuals that they have the same rights as heterosexuals.
Personally I feel that same sex marriage should be legalized for the simple fact of love. If two people truly love one another than, why shouldn’t they be able to express their love like any other normal human being? Being gay doesn’t affect any one other than the gays themselves, so why should it matter what they do with their life. As of Nov. 7, 2012 gay marriage has been legalized in nine US state: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Maryland, Washington and Maine (should gay marriage be legal). The states that ban same sex marriage are the states that have the highest divorce rate compared to the states that legalized gay marriage. To me this shows that people are really getting married not knowing exactly what they want. When one really thinks about marriage in general, one can say there is no such thing as a traditional marriage. For example ancient families and how they have arrangements based on polygamy (should gay marriage be legal). For instance

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