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Gay Marriage

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Gay marriages in America -or why all homos should become Bhuddists, move to Europe or need to be very strong- Most times when the topic homosexuality comes up in a conversation, people favor equal rights for gays in almost every point, except marriage. The debate about same-sex coupels and their relationship is going back and forth throughout the whole country. There are many people who are opposed and feel it is morally and ethically wrong and others who feel that same-sex marriages are acceptable. But in reality, granting legal marriage rights must extend to gays and lesbians, to ensure that all citizens enjoy full human rights. Many people ask themselves why gays and lesbians even want to attempt to get laws past to be allowed to get married. Why would they want to be married? Are they not happy with the relationship in which they have? And it is just like Scott Bidstrup (homosexual himself and author of several articles about gay lifestyle and rights) put it: Gays and lesbians are just like heterosexuals, they want their marriages to be recognized by the law. They are like any normal couple and want a marriage to prove and show their love for each other. ...read more.

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The constitution states that "All men are created equal." If this were true then this would not even be a debate, gay and lesbian marriages would be recognized by the law. And yet another stereotypical comment is that if we allow gays and lesbians to marry then this is going to bring to a downfall of all types of marriages across the nation. There are those , like stanley Kurtz (author of "Beyond Gay Marriage", against gay marriage), who feel that by allowing same-sex marriages then the government would eventually allow incest and polygamy. But how can this be true? There might be some homosexuals that want to marry more than one person, but this is a small minority, especially compared to the percentage of gay people, who just want to life in a happy 2-people-marriage. Peoples' reasoning behind these statements is the fact that they are scared of what they do not know nor completely understand. The truth is if they had more information and more knowledge on the topic then I think that they may in fact hold a different opinion. Many peoples' viewpoints on the issue of same-sex marriages have changed over the past few years. Public attitudes about gays and lesbians are growing steadily more tolerant. ...read more.

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People should not be given rights based on what there sexual orientation is; they should be given rights just for the fact that they are people. The United States is known throughout the world for being free and if this is true then everybody should have equal rights. Sometimes it seems as if we are reverting back in history when interracial marriages were the topic of discussion, people were against interracial marriages because they just didn't understand. Now, people are against same-sex marriages. The United States is denying two people who love each other the right to legally be married. There is only one bottom line for the reason gay and lesbian marriages should be recognized under the law, they are just as equal as any other person. Gays and lesbians are people who pay taxes, serve in the military and are active in the government. It is simple just allow them their rights as citizens of the United States, which they were born with. (note to intrested homosexuals: Bhuddism sees gay sex as an higher experience and fully tolerates it. In most bhudist countries a gay couple can be married without hassle. The same in most western european countries. Germany, Denmark and the Netherland are the most respectfull and granted gays the right to marry first.) Sources: Scott Bidstrup: "Gay Marriage: The Arguments and the Motives" http://www.bidstrup.com/marriage.htm Stanley Kurtz: "Beyond Gay Marriage" http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/002/938xpsxy.asp ...read more.

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