Why same-sex marrianges are a fundamental right, titled, "The fundamental right of marriage".

Essay by rottenbinkleCollege, UndergraduateA+, November 2003

download word file, 6 pages 5.0 1 reviews

Downloaded 158 times

The Fundamental Right of Marriage

Brian and John had been lovers since they were in high school. Once they had been together for 10 years, they decided to adopt a girl named Jessica. Because laws forbade them to have a joint adoption, Brian was the legal guardian. Brian and John raised Jessica from birth, but unfortunately, when she was seven years old, John was in a car accident. He suffered severe brain-damage and was unable to recover. When John was in the hospital, Brian was not allowed to visit. Because of hospital regulations, only family was able to see John. Because of this, Jessica could not see her daddy. A few weeks later, John died. Since John was not expecting to die, he didn't have a will. Brian and Jessica were not able to receive any automatic inheritance from John's death. Now without any of John's inheritance, Brian and Jessica are struggling to make it on their own.

If homosexual marriages had been legal, Brian, Jessica, and many others in the Gay Community would have had the many benefits of marriage that they deserve.

Homosexual monogamous couples are being denied a substantial amount of benefits that heterosexual married couples are enjoying. They are being deprived of the rights to joint parenting, joint insurance policies, divorce protections, residency for immigrant partners, tax exemptions and more. If Brian and John had been able to adopt Jessica together, not only would Brian have benefited, but Jessica too.

Since people are accustomed to thinking that anything that is abnormal is wrong, many are against gay marriages. These people are using faulty logic. Most would agree today that interracial marriages aren't wrong, even though it wasn't that long ago that they were illegal. Up until after the civil war, African Americans were only allowed to...