Marriage: The Right of All
Gay marriage has been one of the most debated social issues in the United States for a very long time. There have been hundreds of court cases to try and resolve the issue, but still no decision. Many arguments and differing opinions arise when the topic is brought up. Both those against and those for gay marriage make very valid points. However, one point stands out in my mind: heterosexual couples can meet, get married, and get divorced all within a week, but homosexual couples that have been in a relationship for years do not have the right to marry. Legalizing gay marriage in the United States is mandatory for the security and prosperity of American citizens and their constitutional rights.
There are eight states in America that have legalized gay marriage. Most of these states are on the east coast such as Massachusetts where Adam Kolasinksi is a student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Kolasinksi is anti-gay marriage and strongly believes that no homosexual couple should have the right to take their wedding vows. He does make a valid point that homosexuals are not the only ones who are denied the right to marry. In some states, marriage is banned for people suffering from venereal diseases, first cousins, or close blood relatives. Some gay couples argue that in order to have inheritance rights they must be married. Kolasinksi rebutes back, “They can easily obtain these rights by writing a living will and having each partner designate the other as trustee and heir,” (The Secular Case). These valid arguments made by Adam Kolasinski are very true, but also have some faults among them.
When someone is comparing homosexuals to those infected with disease, it is extremely hard to agree with them. People who have close friends who are gay would certainly never compare them to a person dying from illness. Alienating gay couples to where they are looked at as “dirty people” is senseless and downright...