28 May 2013
Gay marriage should be legal in the United States. As part of the Bill of Rights, as humans in the United States, given the freedom of speech, press, religion, and petition.
People who are against gay marriage, see it as going against their religious views.
When love is there, it is inevitable. When two people love each other and are
Swept off their feet, they have every right to do as they wish. It is discrimination not
letting gays and lesbians get married with one another. For example, in the article Church, State And Marriage Equality by Rob Boston gives a great story about a male couple that had been in a relationship for over 11 years. After voters in Washington state approved gay marriage rights in November 2012 Larry Duncan and Randall Shepherd were one of the first to apply for a marriage license (p.1). Duncan and Shepherd deliberately chose to have their wedding at a Baptist Church, although neither is religious (p.4). They wanted to make a statement because they both heard enough about the saying “God hates fags” In reality, God doesn’t hate fags, its all just based on religious views.
In addition, All men and women are allowed to marry in six states here in the United States, they are given many rights, and it should only be fair for the gays to be treated the same. Most gays and lesbians are born that way, and didn’t decide or choose to be gay. In the article Sex After Christianity by Rod Dreher, he shares that “Twenty years ago, new president Bill Clinton stepped on a political landmine when he tried to fulfill a campaign promise to permit gay soldiers to serve openly”. There he makes a statement about opening rights to the gay community. Dreher also addresses, the country was three years away from the defense of marriage act and four years from comedian Ellen DeGeneres’s prime-time coming out (p.6). It isn’t fairly easy for the “homosexuality” but in this country everyone...