Why should gay marriage be legal?

+95 votes
asked May 24, 2019 in Culture & Society by Shelbey (800 points)
edited Aug 9, 2019
I am looking for personal opinions on legalizing gay marriage. All viewpoints are welcome!

3 Answers

+17 votes
answered Aug 9, 2019 by Marissa (1,530 points)
edited Aug 10, 2019

Here are 8 essential reasons I concluded from many sites why gay marriage should be legal:

  1. The Constitution of the United States shows that our ancestors were committed to both liberty and equality. Not allowing same-sex couples to marry actually goes against our original foundation of equality and liberty. It is actually unconstitutional to deny any legal citizen this foundational right!
  2. Prohibiting same-sex marriage is pure discrimination. People are allowed rights as equal citizens in any other area of life. Pornography and adultery (including “swingers”) is considered fine and ok but not two adult people who are committed to each other to marry, is not? Absolute discrimination. The nation tries to teach against bullying, but in another breath teaches people that intolerance and discrimination is ok. That sounds a bit sideways to me.
  3. Many people believe that marriage should be defined as a union between a man and a woman; this is the way a traditional marriage has always been defined. This has not always been so. Historically, different cultures have defined marriage in their own ways. Even in the bible, it casually discusses harems. Having many wives is considered an abomination in today’s society but I would bet that if some who oppose gay marriage were to look into their ancestry, they would find even more “abomination” in their own history!
  4. The realization of “marriage” has constantly been redefined through the ages. In some cultures, marrying a woman who had been previously divorced was considered an abomination. Now, we eagerly accept this as normal. Society changes as needs change. This is no different in the area of same-sex marriage.
  5. If two people love each other and want to be married, they should be able to reap the benefits of marriage. This includes benefits such as medical insurance, inheritance, life insurance, and other protections physically and financially. Straight couples allowed to marry enjoy these benefits. Why should same-sex couples be discriminated against?
  6. Good for the economy. Homosexual couples still want to raise children, whether they are their own biologically or adopted. There are so children in the foster care system that could use good, caring parents. It is very hard to adopt when you are a single parent. If those in the LGBT community were allowed to marry, more would be allowed to adopt, leaving less children being cared for by foster care, or governmentally provided shelters. Also, when people work together towards a common goal (life), they spend more and usually have less likelihood of needing governmental assistance. Family homes, vehicles, insurance policies, clothing, antibiotics, everything. Even the act of getting married could help financially. Weddings are expensive, and the government would obtain more funds when a couple applies for, and pays for, marriage licenses!
  7. What other people do should not affect you! If you don’t like it, you don’t do it. Just that simple. If you don’t want children, you don’t have them. If someone else does, good for them, that is their choice and their right! If you don’t want to homeschool your children, you don’t do it. If you don’t want to worship a God, you don’t do it. Plain and simple: what other people decide to do with their lives do not have to affect you in anyway whatsoever.
  8. And the 10th, and final, and most important thought on this subject:  The United States no longer has to worry about it! As of this year, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 of the United States of America!!!

REFERENCE: http://www.usnews.com/debate-club/should-gay-marriage-be-legal-nationwide

+10 votes
answered May 30, 2019 by lea (800 points)
edited Jul 25, 2019
My dad is gay. 2 marriages and 5 kids later, we find out. It has just always been put as an abomination. My dad, a believer in Christ, had fought with his feelings from about the age of 9. He prayed and prayed for God to take those feelings away. It NEVER happened. My dad is no more or less a dad today than he was while I was growing up. He finally felt he had to “come out” while in his 40s. He has never felt freer to live life. Although, it was strange at first (not simply because he is gay but because for most of my life, I didn’t know – life was different), seeing my dad sincerely free and happy for the first time in my life is so awesome. He has been in a committed relationship with another man (living together, working together on life!) for over 9 years now. Although, I do not consider him another “dad,” my kids call him Grandpa Aaron. To me, he is simply the man that makes my dad happy and a great addition to our, already diverse, family! This is my father's story, which I think is enough to prove the gay marriage should be legal.
+8 votes
answered Jul 11, 2019 by Tanika (920 points)
edited Jul 15, 2019
Why should gay marriage be legal? Because it should be so: If two people love each other, let them be married. It doesn’t affect anyone else’s lives. It is so stupid to teach your kids not to bully other kids, but it’s ok to discriminate! What’s the difference? If they are in a committed relationship, leave them alone and let them be who they are! Quit teaching our younger generation that it is ok to judge and discriminate others. They are legal citizens, of adult age, and should be allowed to marry if they so choose to do so! End of story! Oh, and one more thing, for those who want to get all biblical on it: READ YOUR BIBLE! Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God.”, “Judge not, lest ye be judged.” If you read it right, you will know that Jesus abhorred ALL sin, not just this one or that one. You sin! Get your religion right!
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