Gay Marriage: Good or Bad
SOC120: Introduction to Ethics and Social Responsibility
May 27, 2013
According to the world we live in the utilitarian theory applies to individual actions. For each action in life we have to consider the impact on utility and judge the action by its full impact on the world. This will be the classical theory that I am going to use for my paper on gay marriage. What is the gay community hurting by wanting to express their love for each other publicly? In this paper I tend to show that allowing gay couples to marry is harming no body and actually benefits us in some way.
As of May 21, 2013 gay marriages has been legalized in twelve out of fifty states, that is twenty-four percent of the United States.
The twelve states that have approved gay marriages are Massachusetts on May 17, 2004, Connecticut on November 12, 2008, Iowa on April 24, 2009, Vermont on September 1, 2009, New Hampshire on January 1, 2010, New York on June 24, 2011, Maryland, Maine, and Washington all approved gay marriage on November 6, 2012, Rhode Island on May 2, 2013, Delaware on May 7, 2013, and Minnesota on May 14, 2013. Also as of May 21, 2013 fourteen out of 194 countries allow same-sex couples to marry. The fourteen countries that allow same-sex marriages are Netherlands in 2000, Belgium in 2003, Canada and Spain in 2005, South Africa in 2006, Norway and Sweden in 2009, Argentina, Iceland, and Portugal in 2010, Denmark in 2012, Uruguay, France, and New Zealand in 2013. (Procon.org)
I think these number should be greatly increased and soon. I feel same-sex marriage should be legal all the world over.
The term homosexuality was first used in 1869. Homosexuality is when two men or two women are attracted to each other, date, and have a sexual relationship. The gay right movement in the United States can be traced back to the Stonewall Riots that occurred in New York City on June 28, 1969....