The gay rights movement is not only necessary, but is vital to the preservation of American morality, as we know it. I'm sure all of you have heard a lot about gay rights lately. At the top of the priority list is gay marriage. Today I will speak to you about why same-sex marriage needs to be legalized, gay marriage compared to straight marriage, gay couples with children and traditional arguments of anti-gay activists.
To deny homosexual couples the right to marry is tantamount to stating that heterosexuals are inherently superior to homosexual people. In fact, the entire anti-gay agenda revolves around this thought process. By banning gay marriage, one is banning a freedom to an entire sexual minority that the majority of straight people exercise regularly (and rather expectedly) and generally take for granted. The argument of anti-gay groups generally spawns from a religious view and thus directly contradicts the foundation America was built on, because America was designed specifically to harbor no laws based off any religious text to be forced upon the whole of this country. Though the topic of homosexuality in various religious doctrines is controversial and decidedly interpretational, most anti-gay crowds fit in to one of the major religions. Under the religious freedom granted by our constitution, it is only logical to conclude that we cannot make laws banning homosexual marriage. While banning gay marriage would please several religious groups to whom legalization of gay marriage would be of little or no effect to them personally, it would deny the right to those who sincerely wish to marry and spend the rest of their life with the one they love.
As for those who claim that gay marriage will destroy the institution of marriage between man and woman, as God had made it, I have to ask what logic is built behind this. If Britney Spears' fifty-five hour “just for fun