Gays and the Right to Marry Persuasive Essay

Gays and the Right to Marry
A pro-gay marriage position paper.
# 55049 | 1,037 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2004 | US

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This paper looks at the social definition of marriage, which is that two people express their love and make the commitment to be together for the rest of their lives through marriage. It examines how, currently, same-sex marriage is not legal in the U.S. and how many gays are fighting for the right to marry their partners. It also discusses how the U.S. allows alternatives to marriage for gays, such as civil unions and domestic-partner programs.

From the Paper:

"Many states are now allowing single gays to adopt children. Many gay couples are now adopting children to take one step further in their relationships. Gay parents can raise children just like straight parents (Gilgoff 42). There have been studies that the children raised in a gay family are no different than children raised in a straight family (Thomas 44). The children are not more likely to become gay. "Gay parents say their families are much like those led by their straight counterparts (Gilgoff 42)." Most of these children are from previous relationships. So, many gay couples are not adopting but the children are really their own. Some researchers believe that gay parents may offer some advantages over straight parents."

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