Pros And Cons Of Gay Marriage

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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 been between a man and a woman; however, history shows that same-sex marriage did exist in past times. Research states that traditional marriage was between a man and women of the same race (Pro/Con, Should Gay Marriage be Legal?, 2012). This shows that people have evolved to new things. Also people have allowed others to make their own decisions with who they marry. In addition, “Official unions between homosexual couples have been common in many countries, with the ceremonies performed in churches” (Pro/Con, Should Gay Marriage be Legal?, 2012). This means people have allowed same-sex marriage in many countries for hundreds of years that religion has accepted. This is important because people say it is against their religion but
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