Ariel Stanley College Comp I Argumentative Essay September 25, 2012 Gay Marriage: Right or Wrong? There has been much controversy on the subject of gay marriage. Obamas recent outspokenness on the issue has made the subject of whether or not gay marriage is appropriate pop up again in the news and media in 2007, when he said “I do” to gay marriage a lot of people that have strong anti-gay feelings. I believe that people should be able to get married no matter what sexual orientation they are, because love comes in all shapes and sizes.
According to The National Opinion Research Center in 1973 the people that believed that gay sex was “always wrong” was a shocking 73%. And from then till 1990 the percentage rose another 3% to an all-time high of 76%. But soon after in the beginning of the 21st century that number has dropped sixteen points down to 60%. It fell another six points in the following two years. After Obama’s speech in 2007 the number fell again dramatically to a record low of 35% of people. On the other hand in 1996 Gallup found that the number of people that supported same-sex marriage was 26% of people and in 2003 that number has risen to 39%.
I believe that gay marriage should be allowed because it is the people’s personal decision whether or not they wish to get married to a person of the same sex. I believe they should not be discriminated against, and I think that they should have the same rights as all people because we as a people are all equal. People argue that marriage is a contract in which a man and a woman are to spend the rest of their lives together, until death do they part. They say because it says between a man and a woman it is against god’s word for people of the same sex to engage in intercourse and get married.
Well I say the hell with what was written over two thousand years ago the times have changed and I think people need to get with the fucking times you bigoted assholes. Social conservatives may have lost on gay marriage as soon as they started debating it, because of heterosexuals and the sexual revolutions. “The religious right barnstormed the nation warning against ‘gay marriage’ – with an odd result. For both straight and gay folks, the phrase was transformed from an oxymoron into a real possibility. ” As the liberal journalist E. J. Graff has written in the Boston Globe.
A lot of homosexual married people have adopted kids even though the social conservatives are strongly against it. I believe that they gay community should be able to get married and have a family, even though there are many people out there that think having two women or men cannot raise a child properly. They argue that you have to have a man and a woman to be to raise a kid properly. The way I look at it is what is better for a kid, sitting in the “system” waiting for someone to adopt them or maybe they just float through the system for year and years?
Or is it better for a child to be adopted by a loving gay couple that will give them the love and caring that they need. I believe that if a couple is truly in love that they should be married regardless of sex, color, or race. There should be no reason that people that truly love each other should be stopped from showing that by getting married. And they should be able to have children whether it is by artificial insemination or adoption. We as a people should not have the right to dictate how others should chose to live their lives, and I believe that we should allow anyone to do what they choose.
Works Cited Ponnu, Ramesh. “coming out ahead :Why Gay Marriage is on the way. ” National Review 28 July 2003. Gale Power Search. Web. 24 Sep. 2012 Kurtz, Stanley N. “Homosexuals Should Not Be Allowed To Mary. ” Homosexuality. Ed. Auriana Ojeda. San Diego: Greeenhaven, 2004. Gale Power Search. Web. 25. 2012. Abstract Summary This essay is about whether gays should be allowed to get married or not? There is an argument on the same sex marriage throughout this essay. From why gay rights should happen, to why being gay is so appalling and wrong.