Same Sex Marriage
Same-sex marriage, also known as gay marriage, is a marriage between two persons of the same biological sex and or gender identity. Legal recognition of same-sex marriage or the possibility to perform a same-sex marriage is sometimes referred to as marriage equality or equal marriage, particularly by its supporters. The recognition of same-sex marriage is a political, social, human rights and civil rights issue, as well as a religious issue in many nations and around the world, and debates continue to arise over whether same-sex couples should be allowed marriage, be required to hold a different status, a civil union, or be denied recognition of such rights. Allowing same-gender couples to legally marry is considered to be one of the most important of all LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) rights.
Marriage is one of the fundamental establishments of the United States. As a young person, one looks forward to many goals in their lifetime. Such as, career success, a good life, and very often marriage to the person they love and a family together. This is one of the biggest parts of the American way and culture. Very few heterosexuals would be willing to put their right to marry on a ballot for voter approval, or even have to consider doing that. However, it is a prospect gay men and women are facing all over the United States.
The biggest problem is the fact that people judge homosexuals by the way they feel about their way of life, rather than the marriage itself. When in reality it is no different than a heterosexual lifestyle. They still go through the ups and downs of a relationship, facing the same joyous moments, and same hard times with an individual they love. Homophobia has spread through our country like wildfire and has sadly become a more common and acceptable way to discriminate. Although, studies conducted in several countries indicate that support for the legal recognition of same-sex marriage increases with higher...