Same Sex Marriage Essay

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Same sex marriage Same sex marriage has been one of the biggest controversial issues not only in the United States but also around the world. After being discriminated and frowned upon for centuries, homosexuals are now finally sticking out for themselves and fight for their own rights. For instance, gay parade is held annually in big cities such as New York and San Francisco. The parade gives the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community (LGBT) the opportunity to speak for themselves and let the world knows about issues like same sex marriage (Johnston 187). Back in the days, people who are sexually attracted to their own sex often hide their sex orientation or their lives will be at risk. The society was disgusted by the idea of people dating their own sex to the point where people have no problem beating or hurting gay people to death. A lot of innocent lives were taken away because they chose to be themselves and be with people them like, in other words, people who are the same sex as them. As the society become more and more open about people dating and choosing their significant others their own sex, some countries and some states in the U.S. has made same sex marriage legal. In the U.S, people can marry their own sex in five states, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Other countries such as South Africa, Spain, Canada, Norway, and Argentina have also made same sex marriage legal. The question is, should people marry their own sex? What is marriage? According to Webster dictionary, marriage is defined as “the legal or religious ceremony that formalizes the decision of two people to live as a married couple, including the accompanying social festivities”(“Marriage”, Webster Dictionary). Like the dictionary said, marriage is merely a ceremony of celebrating two people’s love and connecting them tightly by making their

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