Legalization Of Gay Marriage

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People have believed for years that kissing is the best way to seal a pact that has been agreed upon and that has been a well know act for many years. The kiss is a promise to do something or a promise to love someone for as long as they both shall live. The idea of “tradition marriage” has changed a great deal over time. Until about 200 years ago monogamous relationships, having one romantic partner, were only a small, small amount of the population. Those relationships were only found in West Europe and small colonies in Northern America (“Gay Marriage”). There is no “traditional idea of marriage” so, there is not a idea of marriage that will be ruined by the legalization of gay marriage. Gay marriage should be legalized. Marriage is a…show more content…
There are approximately “1138 benefits, rights, and protections available to married couples in federal law alone” (“Gay Marriage”). The US Department of Labor and the IRS also “recognize married couples for the purpose of granting tax, retirement, and health insurance benefits” (“Gay Marriage”). Although, “The US federal government does not grant equivalent benefits to gay couples in civil unions or domestic partnerships” (“Gay Marriage”). The New York Times have approximated that same-sex couples that are not allowed to get married benefits will accumulate an added amount of $41,196 to $467,562 in expenses over their life compared to different-sex couples (“Gay Marriage”). The governments are also benefited by the legalization of gay marriage. The mayor of New York City stated that the legalization of gay marriage has added $259 million to their economy since 2011, when it was legalized. In Massachusetts, gay marriage has contributed $111 million just from 2004 to 2009 (“Gay Marriage”). Legalizing gay marriage also leads to lower divorce rates. The first state to legalize gay marriage, Massachusetts in 2004, had the lowest divorce rate in America in 2008 which decreased 21 percent. Meanwhile, in Alaska, a state that banned gay marriage in 1998, the rate increased 17.2 percent over the same amount of time (“Gay Marriage”). Of the seven states with the highest divorce rates all of them also have prohibitions of gay marriage (“Gay Marriage”). Legalizing gay marriage has many benefits for many people. Another right gay couples should have access to is the decision to have children or

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