Should homosexual couples have the same rights to marriage as heterosexual couples? This question has been an ongoing controversial topic for decades. Many opposes of the issue feel that allowing same sex marriage would weaken the definition of marriage and from a religious perspective it is wrong because it's considered a sin. Opposes often assume same sex couples would be unfit parents because they would confuse the child's gender roles and society expectations. Also, it has been heard of for opposes calling homosexuals diseased or perverts because they believe they choose to take on this lifestyle. There are several reasons why same-sex couples should be given the same rights as heterosexual couples.
In actuality, those religious folks who attack this topic due to the Bible calling this a sin are hypocritical. If you were to pull out your common Bible, you could see that although Leviticus (18:22 and 20:13) implied "man shall not lie with man," he also said it was a sin to eat shellfish, to eat pork, to wear mixed fabrics, and for men to have sexual intercourse with their wives within seven days of their menstrual cycle. I think the majority of these religious opposes have done one of these doings at one point in their life. Therefore, they are just as much sinners as any homosexual. This makes the fact that the Bible says homosexuality is a sin an invalid argument against same sex marriage.
The idea that homosexual adults aren't as fit to raise a child as heterosexual adults is a common myth. "Homosexual and heterosexual adults don't differ in their approach to parenting and are equally likely to provide supportive environments for their children (Scott Liienfeld, Steven Lynn, Laura Namy; pg 440). Also, since homosexual couples cannot reproduce they usually turn to adopting children. Gary Gates, a UCLA demographer who studies gays and lesbians analyzed 2000 Census data and estimates that about 250,000 children are being raised by same-sex couples and that 5% of those children, or 12,500, were adopted. Homosexual couples increase the number of children adopted each year by giving them loving homes. Therefore, same sex couples have a positive effect on child adoption.
It has been theorized that homosexuality is genetic. This theory is that girls who are exposed to a large amount of testosterone in the womb develop masculinized brains, and boys exposed to a small amount of testosterone develop feminized brains (Scott Liienfeld, Steven Lynn, Laura Namy; pg. 441). Because this is a theory, it actually hasn't been scientifically proven that homosexuality is genetic. This may not be a fact but there are thousands of reports from gays and lesbians saying they knew what their sexual orientation was from a very young age.
Homosexuality is an openly accepted lifestyle in the world we live in today. Actually, according to http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/s/same_sex_marriage/index.html a poll was conducted in February 2012 found that 40 percent of respondents supported same-sex marriage, while 23 percent supported civil unions for gay couples. These people realize that a same sex marriage is good as any other and that it has absolutely no effect on anyone else's life. The facts are that denying any same sex couple from marriage is a violation of religious freedom. Denying them marriage is a form of minority discrimination. Finally, the only thing that should truly matter in a marriage is love. Same sex couples deserve the same rights to marriage as heterosexual couples because love is love.
Here's a touching pro same sex marriage commercial.