Debate On Gay Marriage
There are debates going on all over the U.S. about multiple issues that have taken place. One of those debates is on whether or not homosexual and heterosexual marriages should have the same legal rights. Analyzing the pros and cons of gay marriage will help everybody to understand the opposing opinions in which they believe. Having an open mind and trying to understand where everyone is coming from on the topic of homosexual marriage will help others see how both arguments are valid.
There are not many cons as to why gay rights should not be legalized. The main reason that society does not want to legalize gay rights is due to religious beliefs. Different religions have different beliefs and many of them do not want the rights to be legalized. Catholics believe that gay marriage is disordered (Shaw, 2004). Many individuals believe that rights for homosexuals should not be legalized because “homosexuals cannot procreate together” (Carson, 2004). Many individuals also state “children should have the role model of a man and a woman” (Graves and Wimmer, 2004).
Rights of homosexuals have also been taken away due to the statement that marriage is a sanction between a man and a woman (Graves and Wimmer, 2004). Individuals whom are religious believe that it would cause many complications in a child’s life if two men or two women raise them.
Same- sex couples would receive the same economic benefits as heterosexual couples. It bestows upon the couple a respected status and provides legal and economic advantages (Leiblum, 2004). One of the biggest economic advantages of marriage is the ability to file a joint tax return, which would help homosexual couples financially. Another benefit would be the ability to obtain medical insurance for their partner. There are some states that have started this, but having all of the states involved would cut down on the number of uninsured. That would be a financial benefit to not only the couple,...