The gay marriage debate has been a hot topic in American culture over the last few years. It is important to understand the view from both sides in order to come to a educated conclusion.
Pro Gay Marriage:
-People should not be treated differently because they are black, white, male, femaie, gay or straight.
-The law doesn't stop gay people from being gay, it only limits the rights that they have.
-Gay parents have raised children successfully and whether parents are gay or straight does not make for bad children. Plenty of children raised by straight parents don't turn out to be successful and end up getting in trouble.
-The views of religious views has nothing to do with the law and the government as stated in the constitution. Catholics have the right to oppose gay marriage but they don't have the right to influence laws because of religious views.
Con Gay Marriage:
-People could take advantage of the rights that are given to married couples if gay marriage was allowed.
-Children may have an unconventional upbringing which may cause other children to make fun of them.
All opinions aside, the constitution states that there is seperation of church and state. When examing this fundamental concept it is clear that without religious views against gay marriage, this would not be a controversy. Based on this information it is appropriate for gay people to be able to get married.