Pro Gay Marriage Essay

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“Gay marriage-it’s not about two people being gay: it’s about two people who love each other and who have decided to commit to each other for the exact same reasons any other couple would get married,” said Luke Macfarlane. Research states that in the Netherlands same-sex couples adopt more children than opposite married people do. The governor of New York said that more money came to the state after they allowed same-sex marriage. Although, allowing gay couples to wed could further weaken the institution of marriage, however; same-sex marriage should be allowed because history proves traditional marriage has changed, the U.S. Constitution protects our rights, and it would help boost the economy.
Some will agree traditional marriage has always
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced, “Gay marriage had contributed $295 million to the city’s economy since the practice became legal there in July 2011” ( Pro/Con, Should Gay Marriage be Legal?, 2012). This is important because if the states have more money then the government can do more things like raise school funding, have better homeland security, etc. Furthermore, The money going to the states will help benefit the people living in them and the rest of the country. In addition the Williams Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) stated “In the first five years after Massachusetts legalized gay marriage in 2004, same-sex wedding expenditures added $111 million to the state’s economy” (Pro/Con, Should Gay Marriage be Legal?, 2012). This shows that people who are a homosexual couple that marry they buy the same things as opposite-sex couples just their would be a lot more being bought. Also if there would be more people that would adopt children because they are people who cannot have children so there would be ever more money coming in that place too. Same-sex marriage can help with financial but it might have a chance to weaken the bond of
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