Many individuals’ idea of the conventional marriage was viewed simply to be a sacred union shared between a male and a female. People who oppose gay marriage believe gay marriage legalization has no positive actions on economic issues. To prove others wrong, one example is that gay marriage made an economic impact in New Jersey that raised $248 million dollars in 3 years by creating about 800 new jobs and added $19 million dollars to government funding. (Vespa-Papaleo) “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) Money for a legal marriage license require money that creates a result of higher tax incomes and decreases state benefits program costs. (Perry) Every individual should be equal and given the same rights and shouldn’t be restricted from right to marry anyone they choose and so, same sex marriage should be legalized.
Gay marriage allows couples wanting children to adopt easier allowing children in need of stable homes a proper family to care for them. As stated in Pediatrics, studies revealed that children of lesbian moms were rated higher than children with heterosexual parents in social and academic competence and had fewer social problems. (Gartrell) This indicates homosexual couples are capable of raising children even if they are not their own flesh and blood. Ezra Klein had stated his opinion as, “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." (Klein) Instead of letting children live their whole lives in foster care waiting for heterosexual parents to adopt them, they should be raised by parents, no matter what their sexuality is, who care and would provide the loving family they all desire. Legalizing gay marriage has its cons, but also its benefits such as giving children a second chance to be apart of a real family that will nurture them as their own.
Gay marriage legalization lowers divorce rates while prohibiting gay marriage increases divorce rates. In 2004, Massachusetts was the first state to legalize gay marriage that lead its divorce rate to decline 21% between 2003 and 2008 and have the lowest divorce rate in the country in 2008. (Silver) It is clear that gay couples are very devoted and committed to their significant other that it lowers divorce rates instead of increasing them. Alaska had decided to ban gay marriage in 1998 which raised their divorce rates by 17.2%. (Silver) This article explains that heterosexual couples are more likely to get a divorce compared to homosexual couples due to its statistics. We should consider that allowing gay marriage is a positive idea and and doesn’t do any harm to society but adding productive results.
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