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Gay Marriage Essay

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An issue that is important to me personally is the issue that would allow gay couples to be married. I have some very close friends who are gay and have been together for 4-5 years. I think they should not be denied the same rights as heterosexual couples who choose to be married. Some states have already put into law that homosexual couples may be married. Ohio is not one of those states. These couples should be allowed the same benefits as heterosexual married couples. Health insurance is currently denied these couples unless they work in a facility that recognizes same sex couples on their employee benefits. Another benefit homosexual couples are denied is the death benefit. My ...view middle of the document...

They wait until the person dies to exact their revenge. Marriage between same sex partners would prevent this kind of thing from happening.
Who would it hurt to allow same sex couples to enter into a marriage? The opponents say it is a bad example for the children. How is it bad if two people who love each other want to spend the rest of their lives together by entering into the union of marriage? Is it a religious thing? If the religious fanatics say that the Bible does not support same sex marriage, remind them that the Bible also says God will do the judging, not us. A civil union is not a religious ceremony and separation of church and state should address that issue. Studies have shown that people who marry tend to be better off financially, emotionally, psychologically, and even medically. I heard this on Oprah. Why we would not want someone to be better off financially, emotionally, psychologically and medically? I think the benefits of gay marriage far outweigh the arguments against it.
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