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Same-Sex Marriage: Why I Believe It Should Be Legalized

Updated on January 7, 2015
I believe that love is for everyone and that something as meaningful as marriage is not only meant for heterosexual couples. Marriage should be the joining together of two people(regardless of their sexual orientation) who are in love.
I believe that love is for everyone and that something as meaningful as marriage is not only meant for heterosexual couples. Marriage should be the joining together of two people(regardless of their sexual orientation) who are in love. | Source

A Matter Of Equality, Morality, and Love

Let me start out by saying I believe that same-sex marriage should be legalized. When it comes to the conversation of religion, I think that all God cares about is that the two people that are about to wed are in love and that they are kind and respectful to one another. Also, I don’t believe that it is anyone’s place to say who should or should not get married and I do not think it’s up to us to judge others.

Additionally, I know people who are homosexual and they are good people. Those who are gay are no better or worse than people who are straight. Sexual orientation does not dictate whether or not someone has good morals or not; instead we have to look at ourselves and how we treat others. How can we say that it is wrong for two people of the same sex to marry when we are the ones judging people solely on their sexual preferences?

I also believe that those who are homosexual have no choice in the matter; they feel how they feel. Love is a very important emotion and who are we to stop two people who are in love from sharing their lives together? Even if I were to believe that God looked down on homosexuals (which I don’t), I am not God, I cannot make those decisions.

Additionally, some people feel that two men or two women shouldn’t be able to adopt. One reason that many individuals feel this way is because they think that a child should have both a mother and father. While this may be true, there are many children that are raised by a single parent and single parenting if done correctly can be successful. Isn’t it even better though that the child have two good parents rather than one? I am not saying that all gay couples make good parents, just as I don’t think all heterosexual couples do. What I do believe is that homosexual couples have just as much potential when it comes to being amazing parents as heterosexual couples do.

Also, there is the argument that couples are meant to have children through natural birth and that since homosexual couples cannot do so, they should not be able to marry. What about couples that are straight but decide not to have children? What about couples of the opposite sex that simply can’t have children? Why is it that we feel sorry for those who cannot naturally have children if they are heterosexual, but if they are homosexual, it’s a whole different story?

To return to the topic of religion, many people argue that the Bible is pro heterosexual marriage and anti-homosexual marriage. Now I’m not going to lie and say I’ve read the entire Bible, in fact I haven’t read much of it and I’m not proud about it. However, I don’t believe that in the Bible God ever stipulated that same-sex marriage was wrong and even if He did, who says that everything in the Bible is to be taken literally? Yes, some people do believe that every word in the Bible is to be taken word for word, but even if that is the case, God does not tell us to judge homosexuals.

Another thing I’d like to touch upon is the fact that in the world today, there are so many more things to be concerned about than who marries whom. Think about it. We have people who are bringing guns to school and killing their classmates and teachers, we have wars, we have people being hurt every single day. We have women who are being beaten by their husbands and even worse, staying together with them instead of breaking away. We have so many things that we should be working hard to solve and instead so much of the world is focusing on hating and judging others purely because they are different from themselves.

In the end, we’re all the same. Just as it is wrong to judge a person based on the color of their skin and to take away their rights as an individual, it is wrong to take away the rights of a homosexual individual and a homosexual couple. Instead of treating homosexuals differently from heterosexuals, we should be happy for anyone that finds someone they love enough to pledge to be with them for the rest of their lives.

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    • Breanne Ginsburg profile imageAUTHOR

      Breanne Ginsburg 

      3 years ago

      While I did approve these messages, I did not create this article for people to be rude to each other, but rather so we can share our opinions in a kind way. I'd appreciate if we all did so. Thank you.

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 

      3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Christopher Jay T : Hang with me: you'll catch on to small government, rule of law, property rights, and absolute truth.

      Read National Review, PJ O'Rourke, Dr. Walter Williams, Dr. Thomas Sowell, Dr. Gary Wolfram, Dr. Larry Arn, The Weekly Standard, ProjectCensored.org, Michelle Malkin, and The Heritage Foundation. All will become clear.

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      Christopher Jay Thompson 

      3 years ago from Fort Worth, TX

      Nincompoop, you claim8n you can teach me knoledge, is like Jed clampet trying to teach aristotle about philosophy. You are far to ignorant to teach anybody anything. And are fare to dumb to learn.

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 

      3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Christopher Jay T : I'm happy to contribute logic and facts to your articles. Let me know when it begins to make sense to you and I will add more complex concepts. We have to crawl before we can walk, yeah?

    • Christopher Jay T profile image

      Christopher Jay Thompson 

      3 years ago from Fort Worth, TX

      nicomp used the exact same arguments on one of my articles. I believe he cut and pasted. they are the exact, word for word, comments.

    • Breanne Ginsburg profile imageAUTHOR

      Breanne Ginsburg 

      3 years ago

      Thanks, Wavie.

    • Wavie profile image

      Wavie 

      3 years ago

      No everyone did not have the same marriage rights. Everyone should be able to marry a person of the sex they're attracted to, until recently only heterosexuals could do that.

      Explaining it to a kid is simple. Some boys like girls and some boys like boys, and some girls like girls instead of boys and some like both. That's just how people are. Not everyone is the same. It's fine if YOU think it is unnatural and gross but someone else's marriage is none of your business so why you are against it is irrelevant.

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 

      3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      "The reason I am FOR gay marriage is out of the fact that I believe same sex couples deserve the same rights as we do."

      Breanne Ginsburg : In the United States, everyone already had the same marriage rights. Everyone was assured equal protection under the same laws. You don't completely understand the concept of equal protection: it doesn't mean that anyone should be able to marry anyone they wish.

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      Laura Izett 

      3 years ago from The Great Northwest

      You still didn't address the situation with how to tell young kids what the difference is in being able to marry their best friend who is the same sex as them or someone else- the difference is sexual preference. Now explain sexual preference to a young kid.

      Need a biological component against same- sex relationships. Ummm well there's the thing about ONLY one man and one woman have the bodies to create a human being which is sort of the purpose of the design...everything else is a preference.

      Then tell me why you're for it. I can give you at least 3 substantial and logical reasons I'm against it. All I heard in this hub is YOUR feelings.

    • Breanne Ginsburg profile imageAUTHOR

      Breanne Ginsburg 

      3 years ago

      You are entitled to your opinion, but I disagree. I am not for gay marriage because it doesn't effect me, but rather because I think that if two people of appropriate age are in love with each other (I'm not talking about seven year olds here), that they should be allowed to get married regardless of what gender or sex they are. The reason I am FOR gay marriage is out of the fact that I believe same sex couples deserve the same rights as we do.

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      Laura Izett 

      3 years ago from The Great Northwest

      It's interesting all your statements start with how YOU feel. That's the issue with society today. Do as one feels. Live and let live as if nothing effects anybody else. Please tell me how you explain same-sex marriage to a 7yr old? Don't you have kids?

      My daughter says she heard girls can marry girls so she asks if she can marry her best friend. Well technically I have to say yes, but what's the difference that I should explain? Yes, sexual attraction. Honey marry your best friend if you are sexually attracted to her as well. SHE'S 7. How do you then explain sexually attraction to a 7 yr old. You see, this is bringing sex into the topic of marriage and I don't think it's appropriate for kids therefore not appropriate to bring people's bedroom into the justice system.

      It used to be a mental illness and not one thing has proved it isn't. I know "good" LGBT and not one of them doesn't have a past trauma, rape, or abuse that led them to be LGBT. My dad is a transgender as well so it would be so easy to say "I don't see anything wrong with it" other than enabling "good" people to not get help for their traumas that led them to a sexually deviant lifestyle. My position against gay marriage is one of compassion. What's yours? "If it doesn't effect me then I'm fine with it?" How noble of you.

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 

      3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      There never was any discrimination in the marriage laws.

      Every US citizen was subject to the same marriage laws. Any person could legally marry any other person according to the same set of restrictions. The laws were applied equally regardless of sexual orientation.

      Equal Protection Under the Law does not mean you can do anything you want. It means we are all subject to the same laws.

    • Breanne Ginsburg profile imageAUTHOR

      Breanne Ginsburg 

      3 years ago

      Wavie,

      Ha! I love your comment. It makes no sense to me why gay marriage shouldn't be allowed!

    • Wavie profile image

      Wavie 

      3 years ago

      I like the way you think and I agree with you completely. I wrote a similar hub about this subject. I'd love to know what YOU think about it. I hope that one day our descendants will look upon this century and laugh at how stupid some of us were for not allowing gays to marry.

    • Breanne Ginsburg profile imageAUTHOR

      Breanne Ginsburg 

      3 years ago

      Thank you, btrbell. I too get sick when I hear such negative comments spoken about someone especially when it has to do with their sexual preferences.

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      Randi Benlulu 

      3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Interesting article. I like the way you think on this subject! You have raised some good, valid points. It is not our job to judge who and how people love. I am so tired of people preaching about the sins of homosexuality and forgetting about the virtues of tolerance and acceptance. Nice article!

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