In the United States, only Massachusetts has legalized same sex marriages. Canada, South Africa, Sweden and Aruba are some countries that have adopted the legislation which allows same sex couples to marry, only after a long debate. As per the debate which looks at both sides, here are 10 arguments for the legalization of same sex marriages. These views are not of the author writing it.
1. Human Rights:
The inability to get married because of a sexual orientation trumps on individual Universal human rights. For example, in the United States the laws which prevent same sex marriages deny equal protection under the law.
2. Societal Change:
3. Minority Discrimination:
4. Homosexuals desire stability:
Despite contrary arguments, many gay couples do desire stability and long term relationships. Gay couples do form families and relationships that are common law, wherever laws don’t allow them to marry. By allowing them to live common law, laws (or lack thereof) are creating more instability.
5. No harm to heterosexuals: