Essay on Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?

762 Words Nov 8th, 2015 4 Pages
Gay Marriage Should gay marriage be legal? As of Feb. 9, 2015, gay marriage has been legalized in 37 US states and the District of Columbia. Thirteen states have gay marriage bans through either laws or constitutional amendments or both. There are three important reasons that gay marriage must be legal because gay marriage bans are discriminatory, unconstitutional, and violate the meaning of marriage. First of all, denying some people the option to marry is discriminatory. People need to know sexual orientation is not a choice. Many scientific studies show that sexual orientation is set as early as in the womb, so it is evidence that biological birth order, prenatal hormones, and genetic predisposition influence sexual orientation. Therefore, people mustn’t discriminate against the gay because they can’t choose their sexual orientation. One of my friends, Ivy, is a lesbian. I remember that when I first time saw her “boyfriend”, who had short hair, a white face, and was thin, but looked like a girl. I was confused and asked my friend, “Is he your boyfriend?” She knew my doubts, and said, “Yes, and she is a girl.” I was shocked and couldn’t say anything. Actually, I had a little discrimination at that time. And then, I found that I was wrong because I found out they really loved each other and seemed like a normal couple. Unfortunately, they broke up because their families couldn’t accept their relationship. Why can’t people accept gay marriage? They…

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