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MaddieBall
Mr.Conrad
ExpositoryWritingPeriod5
18October2015
SameSexMarriage
Oneofthenumberonecontroversialtopicsinthe21stcenturyissamesexmarriage.
Allowinggaysandlesbianstobetogetheristheirrightandnooneshouldtellthemtheycannot
loveeachother.NongaysbelievethatgaysaregoingagainstthebibleandeverythingGod
standsfor.GaysbelievethatGodissupposedtolovethemnomatterwhat.Gaymarriageshould
belegalbecauseitdoesnoteffectafosterschildexperienceasachild,theyarenotgoingagainst
thebible,andhomosexualsshouldhaveallthesamerightsasheterosexuals.

Beingraisedinahomeosexualhomedoesnotaffectthechildinanegativeway.With
thoroughinvestigationsthespecificresearchstudiestypicallycitedinthisregarddonotaddress
parentssexualorientation,however,andthereforedonotpermitanyconclusionstobedrawn
ofhavingsamesexparents(children).Thereisnostudythatshowsthatkidsgrowingupina
homosexualhomedoesnotmakethematroubledchild.Itdoesn'tmakethemdifferentfromany
otherchild.Aslongasachildgrowsupwithtwoparentsinahometheywillbefine.Lesbian
andgayparentsareaslikelyasheterosexualparentstoprovidesupportiveandhealthy
environmentsfortheirchildren(Children).Heterosexualandhomesexualparentshavethesame
knowledgebasetoraiseperfectchildren.Nothingmakesonecouplelesslikelytobeasuccessful
parent.EllenFrendrichsarguesthatchildrenwithsamesexparentsaremorelikelytodowellin
schoolandhavefewersocialproblems(afather).Havinggayparentsallowsyoutorealizethat

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youshouldntjudgepeopleanditgivesyouabetterperspectiveonlife.Beingraisedbyparents
whoaresodifferentfromtheworldisanadvantage.Gayparentshaveallthesameabilitiesas
straightparents.
Manysaythathomosexualsorgaysgoagainstthebibleandeverythingitstandsfor,but
theyarewrong.Picarelloinformsthattheybasicallysuggestedthatanylawthatdistinguishes
betweensamesexcouplesanddifferentsexcouplesviolatestheconstitutionifthe
governmentisdoingit,thegovernmentcan'tmakethosedistinctions(Bigored).Ifthe
governmentcantseparategaysfromnongaysthanthegeneralpublicshouldnotbeableto
separategaysfromnongays.Everyonedeservesthesametreatmentinafreecountry.People
whodonotagreewithsamesexmarriagecannotpointtoasinglecasewhere,achurchor
religiousinstitutionhasbeenforcedtoconductorsanctionasamesexwedding(Unionof
Texas).Samesexcouplesarenotforcingtheirpresenceonanyonetoletthemmarry.Theyjust
wantthesamefreedomasanyothercouplewhohastherighttogetmarried.Theywanttobe
exceptedforwhotheyare,whotheywanttobeinlovewithandtheydeserveallthefreedomto
doastheyplease.Itistherelifeandtheyshouldhavetherighttobemarriedtowhomtheylove.
Homosexualsshouldhaveallofthesamerightsasheterosexualcouples.EvanWolfson
arguesthatwhomonechoosestomarryisanimportantpersonalchoicethatshouldbelongto
homesexualsaswellasheterosexuals(Marry).Gettingmarriedisabigdecisioninaperson's
lifeandthereforetheyshouldchoosewhotheylove.Takingawaysomeone'srighttomarrywho
theywantisunconstitutionalandshouldbeallowed.Gaycouplesthinkmarriageis...oflove,
family,dedication,selfsacrifice,andstagesoflifejustlikenongays(marry).Everysingle

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personwhofeelslovefeelsthesamething.Theyhavethatspecialplaceintheirheartthatis
suddenlyfilledbecauseoftheonetheyfellinlovewith.
Peoplewhoareagainstsamesexmarriageusuallysaythattheyaregoingagainst
marriage.JamesHeiserassertsthatsamesexandgayfamiliesviolatetheteachingsof
Christianity(religion).ChristiansbelievethatgaysgoagainstGodbecauseaheterosexual
couplecanproduceanewlifeandhomosexualscannot.ItmakessensebecauseJesuswasborn
withaheterosexualcoupleandchristiansbelievehomosexualsareagainsttheirreligion.
Christiansarestillwrongbecausenomatterwhattheyaregoingtolovewhotheywantandthey
don'tbelievethatthey'regoingagainstgodinanywaywhichtheyarenotbecauseadoptinga
childisthesameasbringinganewoneintotheworld.Raisingachildasyourowntohavea
wonderfullife.Loveisstrongandnobodyisgoingtotellasomeonetheycannotlovetheperson
theyfellinlovewith.
Samesexmarriageshouldbelegalbecausenomatterwhatthelawsayspeoplearegoing
tolovewhotheywantsotheymightaswelljustmakeitlegal.Samesexcouplesaresomeofthe
happiestandspiritualpeopleonthisplanetandtheydeserveallthesamerights.Thisisan
importanttopicbecausegaysarebeingdiscriminatedfromothersanditsnotfair.Theworld
shouldbesupportiveofthisspiritualgroupofpeoplewhoarealwayspositiveandgivethemthe
righttomarry.

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