Same-Sex Marriage Argumentative Essay by Peter Pen

Same-Sex Marriage
An overview of the same-sex marriage issue as well as an argument in favor of making it legal.
# 62227 | 2,013 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2005

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This paper discusses the often controversial topic of same-sex marriage. The paper looks at why it is such a hot topic now, why it is important to many gay and lesbian couples to be able to marry and some of the pros and cons of same-sex marriage. The paper takes the position that same-sex marriages should be lawful and provides legal, social, and financial reasons that support this position.

From the Paper:

"Ask just about anyone. They'll all tell you they're in favor of equal rights for homosexuals. Just name the situation, and ask. They'll all say, yes, gays should have the same rights in housing, jobs, public accommodations, and should have equal access to government benefits, equal protection of the law, etcetera, etcetera. Then you get to gay marriage. And that's when all this talk of equality stops dead cold. This means that many of the same people who are even passionately in favor of gay rights oppose gays on this one issue. Why all the passion? It's because of the erroneous assumption that gay people enjoy the same civil rights protections, as everyone else. There is also a great deal of misunderstanding of what marriage itself is all about and what its purpose is. Because marriage is a basic human right and an individual personal choice, resolved, the State should not interfere with same- gender couples who choose to marry and share fully and equally in the rights, responsibilities, and commitment of civil marriage."

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