Essay on Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

793 Words Apr 10th, 2016 4 Pages
Being Gay in the U.S.A

Homosexuality has been a huge topic of controversy in the United States since the first homosexual couple was refused their right to marry took their case to court in 1970. Since then, America has made major changes that have directly affected the LGBT community for the better. On June 26th, 2015 the Supreme Court gave same-sex couples the right to marry anywhere in the United-states. Now it is 2016, same-sex marriage is legal throughout the entire United States, and things are only going to get better from here on out. In order to understand why the legalization of gay marriage is so important, there has to be a comprehension of the reasoning that people were, and some still are, against it in the first place. Reasons such as it being unnecessary because marriage is for procreation or that it is wrong because it is against religious values are two of the big ones. Both of those arguments are invalid. If marriage was only acceptable for people who were going to have children, should marriage be illegal for a heterosexual couple who is unable reproduce? Religion should never play a part in the law making process, America is a secular nation. Like both of these arguments, any of the others are just as easy to shoot down. America is moving towards a more tolerant and equality driven future by legalizing same-sex marriage. The economic benefit that legalizing same-sex marriage has had on America is substantial. Reporter Tim Marcin sums up this…

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