Legalizing Gay Marriage Essay
America is the land of the free, which gives each legal citizen the right of privacy, freedom of speech, and freedom of religion. This law also gives each citizen the freedom from religion. If you are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or Buddhist, you are welcome in this country.
However when the topic of gay marriage arises in conversations, the main opposing point would be that the bible doesn’t agree with it. According to the first amendment, the bible has no standing in American law.
Opposing gay marriage in my opinion is just another form of prejudice that is still being withheld. Im just waiting for someone to explain to me how this argument is any different from the one half a century ago when it was thought almost inconceivable for an African American to share the same water fountain, and ride next to you on a bus. On a common sense level, does American citizens really think that if gay marriage is not allowed, that the gay citizens are going to stop/change their way of life?
But of course those who oppose giving citizens their freedom, really have no supporting facts to throw into the argument besides the religious ones. Yet, how do we know for sure that the religious reasons are even factual? Yes, it says so in the bible, whose bible? To my knowledge, as stated above, I wasn’t aware that America had a religion that everyone abided to. In fact, most religions are unopposed to gay marriage.
It’s been said, “gay couples are unnatural”.
Human beings are animal species, and according to scientific studies the 1500 animal species that have been extensively studied, 450 of those animal species have shown homosexual behaviors such as displays of affection, life long bonding, and sex. So just because we are “inferior” to all other animals on earth doesn’t change the fact that our species as a whole has a percent that shows homosexual tendencies. If you ask me, its also unnatural and immorally wrong for a man to beat his wife and children, and many people disagree with it, but it will never be changed. People are going to do what they wish, because every human being is different, and whoever wants them all to be the same, has bigger problems than disagreeing to gay marriage. If a couple, gay or not has a love that deserves a marriage, why deny them that right when others who don’t deserve anything in this world are granted it so easily?
So what bothers everyone so much? I mean since this is a free country and all, and everyone has privacy and is allowed to do whatever they want behind closed doors, then why cant the bond of two people be made official to the public if they feel the need to do so. Life is too short for people who are happy not to be able to strive for the goals that they really care about.
So why waste your time arguing over the happiness of people who aren’t going to change over a law that the public could make.
If you’re asking why I feel so strong on this subject, or why i was inspired to write about this, besides the reasons mentioned, I can say that i’ve lived with gay individuals in my life. One of my best friends in the world, had to come to the realization of being gay last year. So some of those who argue that people that are gay can help it obviously haven’t met anyone who is. So much of the public is close-minded on this issue because of that fact. My best friend had to come to this realization through people that supported him, and it was hard for him to tell his family.
Everyone on this earth is different, and I think that we as people should value that. Just let them enjoy their lives, because even if they aren’t exactly like you or have the same sexual preference, they are human beings and deserve the rights of one. .