Pro Gay Marriage
Ask just about anyone they’ll all say they’re in favor of equal rights for gays. Just name the topic- should gay people have the same rights in housing, jobs, should they have equal access to government benefits or equal protection under the law? Then you get to the topic of gay marriage- that’s when all the talk of equality stops dead cold. If two people love each other, no matter what their gender, ethnic back round, or religious values are, they should be able to get married. The law doesn’t discriminate against a white and black person getting married, or a Catholic and Jewish person, so why not two gay people. Unfortunately Proposition 8 passes-which now means that gay marriage in California is not recognized. Not allowing gay people to get married is like saying they have no rights, or they don’t matter. Gays should be able to marry because it’s their constitutional rights as human beings. What some people don’t recognize there are beneficial factors when it comes to gay parents. For instance, some people may think that having two gay parents is a bad thing. The Fact is gay marriage will make it easier for same-sex couples to adopt children. In the US, 100,000 children are waiting to be adopted. A study found that children of lesbian mothers were rated higher than children of heterosexual parents in social and academic competence and had fewer social problems (Pawelski). If a child has two mothers and no father, society figures that, that child wont get the male bonding they need or that having gay parents will make you gay-all that is ridiculous- a person does not become gay by living with other gay people. According to sociologists, Judith Stacey, “every study to date shows that parental sexual orientation has no measurable effect on the quality of parent-child relationships or on the child’s mental or social adjustment” (Stacey). What is so promising is how much being a married gay could profit our world. From gay marriage come...
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