Most people in the world regard getting married and raising a family as a civil right that is so basic that they do not even question it. However, this civil right does not extend to lesbian and gay couples. Some lesbians and gays exchange vows and rings to symbolize their commitment to one another and to publicly challenge the heterosexual exclusivity of marriage. Others call for an outright ban on heterosexual marriage until same-sex marriage is recognized as a legal right.
These actions and attitudes have contributed to a growing public debate on whether or not lesbians and gays should have the legal right to marry. Although people are generally divided on the issue of lesbian and gay marriage, the arguments supporting their viewpoint vary.
There are a few aspects to be looked at.
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And based on many religions, they believe that the sole reason of marriage is to mate and reproduce.
Psychology The impact of stigma. Laws that exclude lesbian, gay and bisexual people from marriage causes stress, and that stress negatively impacts physical and mental health. How children fare. Research shows that children raised by lesbian and gay parents develop in the same positive ways that children raised by heterosexual parents do, and that same-sex couples are just as capable of providing a supportive environment for children.
For me, I am in favor of same-sex marriage agreement, because marriage is a fundamental human right of everyone and it also helps increase the quality of same-sex couples’ lives.
The first reason why I am vigorously in support of same sex marriage is that “marriage is one of the basic civil rights of human, fundamental to our very existence and survival”
Gays, lesbians and bisexuals are all human beings, they “have the same hopes, the same needs, the same desires, and, indeed, the same problems as heterosexual couples”, so they should have all the rights that other civilians have. While most heterosexuals have a biological family they can take for granted and another family they acquire through marriage, homosexual people really have to work to make a family. The families woven together by lesbians and gay men are an example of created kinship – the kinship people must work to construct. Therefore, homosexual couples want their marriages to be recognized by the law just like heterosexual couples; they want to have that simple document that the government gives to heterosexuals which binds two people into a marriage.
In the nutshell, I do support gay marriage, but in terms of encouragement, I find myself to be not in favour.