The institution of marriage is highly respected and holds great sentimental value for most societies. However, not all couples are afforded the right to be legally recognized as a married couple. Couples of the same-sex are denied the right to have their marriages be legal in the eyes of the law. Same-sex marriage is an important issue because it deals with a relatively large minority of the United States. Gays and lesbians are rumored to be about ten percent of today's population. I am just one of the many that fit into this contested minority group. Some people in society feel that I should never be given the opportunity to benefit from a marriage, as an opposite-sex couple will. I feel marriage is my natural born right handed down to me by my constitution. So quickly society forgets that I am a citizen of America as much as anyone else. Whether it is by choice or biologically decided, who a person loves does not determine the amount of rights they are given.
The issue of same-sex marriage is highly controversial and I suspect will remain so for many more years. The issue of same-sex marriage is combined with several contrasted views. These views include morals, family values, religion; and those
Without our constitutional rights, America simply would not be the free nation that it is today. The decision in this case directly throws out the argument that marriage can be defined by procreation. Same-sex marriage, conflict of laws, and the unconstitutional public policyexception. The Court declared this to hold true in the case of Zablocki v. Some believe marriage is a privilege, not a right. The United States of America has declared that same-sex civil marriage is not valid in our country, even though our Court's and our Constitution explicitly say other wise. Our nation was built and has always been based on the fundamental principles of freedom expressed in the Declaration of Independence and through our Constitution. I do not plan to argue for any views which are based merely on opinion, only those views that hold legal precedence. Marriage originally was created to ensure financial stability and was arranged from early childhood. What society fails to see is that the argument to legalize same-sex marriage is invalid mainly because it is already legal.