Should same-sex marriage be legalized?
People who faithfully fall in love with one another should be encourage to get married. We seem to adhere so much to this belief that it has almost become a norm in most civilized society today. Yet, to say that everyone should be encouraged to marry whoever they love is still an oversimplification, as it remains disputable for whether all couples, both heterosexual and homosexual, should enjoy equal rights in marriage. As a matter of fact, it appears to be unfair that heterosexual marriage has always been recognized as the norm and received more supportive votes from the public, while homosexuals, due to their eccentric sexual orientation, still have to struggle hard to get this very basic right.
To be able to marry is undoubtedly, one of the greatest rights that a human can possess. And since it is a human right, it should be equally distributed to everyone, regardless of whether they are heterosexual or homosexual. Just as the right to live and think freely, the right to marry is a legitimate one, considering the fact that it does not harm anyone in particular. Thus, by disallowing same sex marriage, we have unintentionally infringed on the right of others, specifically the right to marry of the homosexual group. Denying same sex marriage is therefore, a form of discrimination against the minority. To think that only heterosexuals deserve the legitimacy to pursue happiness is akin to segregating homo…. In other words, it is just as bad and immoral as racism, sexism or any other forms of discrimination. If every state and government is to form on the premise that it helps protect individual’s rights, we will compomise that very basic social contract just by illegalizing homosexual marriage.
Furthermore, one should always remember that the only thing which really matters in marriage is love. Regardless of whether they are heterosexual or homosexual, those who truly fall in love with one another should be given the...