Today’s society argues widely the correctness of same-sex marriage. Marriage for many people is believed to be a relationship between two people, preferably man and woman. The LGBT community battles for their right to marry without being denied by the government. The legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States has great importance for the future of marriage equality throughout the LBGT community. Same-sex marriage will not harm the function of society or other marriages in it, as well as being protected by the Constitution, and relieves lifelong discrimination.
Legalizing same-sex marriage will not harm heterosexual marriage or the function of society. Marriage is a union between two people. It is based upon the love two people share, not on gender and sexuality. Heterosexual marriages do not affect each other on a day to day basis. Therefore, homosexual marriages will not either. Ellen DeGeneres, comedian, talk show host, and one of the most popular outwardly gay people in Hollywood, has been married to her wife, Portia, for the last four years. They were only lucky enough to get married during the short time gay marriage was legal in California. “Portia and I have been married for 4 years and they have been the happiest of my life. And in those four years, I don't think we hurt anyone else's marriage. I asked all of my neighbors and they say they're fine” (Boone) As of December 23, 2013, eighteen states have the freedom to marry same-sex couples. Over 38% of the U.S. population lives in a state that either has the freedom to marry or honors out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples. (Freedom To Marry) Same-sex marriage will not negatively harm other marriages or society. In fact, they will help society. Gay marriage will bring financial gain to state and local governments. It costs money to issue marriage licenses and collect higher income taxes. The Comptroller for New York City found that legalizing gay marriage would bring $142 million to the city’s economy and $184 million to the state’s economy over three years. (Thompson) In an interview with ABC News, President Barack Obama stated,
“I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors, when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together; [who] are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I've just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married." (CBCnews)
Anthropological research supports the conclusion that a vast array of family types, including same-sex partnerships, can contribute to stable and humane societies. (American Anthropological Association) In a study done by the Fine Brothers’ Kids React series, kids ranging from ages 5-13 were shown two different marriage proposals featuring same-sex...