Anyone Can Marry

Over the years, gay marriages have been a huge controversy and whoever thinks that it is wrong for people of the same gender to marry, it is very unfair. The purpose of marriage is so one can be happy for the rest of his or her of life with someone at your side, either male or female.

Many states have banned same sex marriage. According to the stats, In 2004, Massachusetts was the first state to allow same sex marriage. Ever since then, the divorce rate in the state became the lowest in the country. Between 2003-2008 the divorce rate went down 21 percent due to gay marriages. Also, from 2000-2010 many countries started approving gay marriages as well. The Netherlands (2000), Belgium (2003), Canada (2005), Spain (2005), South Africa (2006), Norway (2009), Sweden (2009), Argentina (2010), Iceland (2010), Portugal (2010), Denmark (2012), Uruguay (2013), New Zealand (2013), and France (2013)

Not only has the decrease of divorce rate and the increase of countries for sex marriages put an impact also, more people are getting jobs. According to UCLA law school,  making gay marriage legal in New Jersey in a course of 3 years made a huge gain in the economy getting over 248 million dollars which also gave around 800 jobs to unemployed people. Similarly, gay marriages in New York would give a 142 million to the economy in three years. This shows that Gay marriages gives financial gain to the states. This is good because it reduces the stress in the economy.

Also, Gay marriages would make more couples adopt children. Thousands of children are waiting to be adopted. Many are still left in the orphanage. Many have grown up there for around 5 years. All they need is two caring parents. This way it is good for both the kids because they have someone to take care of them and good for the the couple because they can start a family for each other.

Also people that banned gay marriages in their states should take a good look at the civil rights. In 1967, the supreme court said that marriage is “one of the basic civil rights of man,” and same-sex marriages should receive the same protections given to interracial marriages by that ruling.

Not allowing gay marriages isn’t fair to the people who want to be happy. If it is banned in all states, think of all the things that could happen. There could be huge protests on streets.What is really bothering is that other countries are allowing gay marriages but half of the United States isn’t. And we call our land the land of freedom. We might want to rethink that. Many people aren’t happy about the bans in the states.

         I think we should have the right to marry who ever we want. Anyone can marry!!


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