Gay Marriage

Thesis Statements:

Granting legal marriage rights to gays and lesbians would threaten the stability of the family, a pillar of our society.


Granting legal marriage rights under the law must extend to gays and lesbians to ensure that all citizens enjoy full human rights.

Some of the issues in this argument:

Should society encourage traditional values and traditional forms of family life?
Should employee benefits be offered to people with domestic partners?
Should we tolerate discrimination against gays and lesbians in employment or housing?
Should our government enact legislation to strengthen and support traditional families -- like a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman?
Should we provide the same rights to gay and lesbian couples that are currently only afforded to heterosexual couples -- the right to marry, adopt and receive benefits?

Sources of Information:

In Favor of Gay Marriages

Opposed to Gay Marriages

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