Just how much in America, or anywhere in general, that accept people for their choices? To be honest, there isn’t many places on the PLANET that does so. Currently only about 16 states in the united states have made gay rights legal, meaning only sixteen states in an entire country with 50 states allow gay marriage.(“Where State Laws Stand”) I want to take a stand for gay marriages, and why it should be legal.
Most people agree and disagree about legalizing gay marriages. To be honest, is it really a big issue? If gay marriages become legal, it won’t end the world. Social Science Quarterly have even found that “Laws permitting same-sex marriage have no effect on marriage, divorce and abortion rates”.(Langbein) This example shows that gay marriages won’t shred our society apart, nothing in fact will change, besides the point of same-sex couples to get married. Another example can be found in an expert opinion by the Executive Board of American Anthropological Association which they quoted “No more than a century worth of evidence that had been shown that civilization or social orders had been depended on marriage or heterosexual institution.” (American Anthropological Association) This further proves how legalizing gay marriage won’t disrupt our society system. There won’t be any dramatic increases of the world ending or anything drastic like that. The only small little thing that WOULD be changed is that same-sex couples will get married.
Another reason why gay marriage should be legalized is because of the fact they cannot produce a child of their own. Think about it, if gay couples can’t have children naturally, they would turn to orphanages. As of 100,000 children are waiting to be adopted in orphanages (Pawelski), children just waiting for a family to take them out of the orphanage. Why not let the same-sex couples adopt some of those children? As Nancy Cott quotes, “We should be begging gay couples to adopt children. We should see this as a great boon that gay marriage could bring to kids who need nothing more than two loving parents” . Which this quote suggest and agree that It’s better to be raised by a family rather than nobody at all. Furthermore, study shows that children adopted by same-sex couples are just as well adjusted as heterosexual couples. ( Farr ) This shows that children raised by same-sex parents won’t affect them any less than heterosexual parents. So to conclude it all, gay couples could give children at orphanages a home, and that the fact that kids raised by same-sex couples won’t be any difference than being raised by heterosexual couples.
Most homophobic or religious people will probably tell you that gay marriages are sins against God, therefore should not be legalized. Thier claims quoted by Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith and approved by Pope John Paul the second, states “Marriage was established by the creator with it’s own nature, essential properties and purpose. No ideology can erase from the human...