This is a tricky one. Believe it or not, there are actually a minority in the homosexual community who oppose gay marriage because they too believe that marriage is a product of "straight culture" and that the norms of homosexuals lean toward open relationships rather than monogamy. Opposition to gay marriage is actually opposition to the normalization of gay culture as part of straight society. I don't believe that the two need be separate, and this society has a long history of monogamous relationships. It may not be especially radical or revolutionary, but gay marriage is the best thing for everyone involved.
In general, like-minded people support their own interests. Senior citizens support more Social Security benefits. Poor people support expansion of welfare. As such, homosexuals should be in favor of gay marriage simply because it aids their own demographic. Gay marriage should already be a right in the United States and homosexuals shouldn't have to be in favor of it.
Homosexual should be in favor of gay marriage because it would benefit them. The right to get married is an important civil right that should be available to everyone. There is no good reason except for prejudice to deny this right to people on the basis of their sexual orientation.
I do not believe we would be seeing states legalize gay marriage, if homosexuals were not in favor of it. When people are being denied rights, I would find it odd if they weren't in favor to rectify the problem. Overall, I think the "legal" notion of marriage is pointless, but by all means I believe if homosexuals want to get married, then by all means, they better be in favor of gay marriage.
Unless you really don't want to marry your same sex boyfriend, there is no reason that the homosexual crowd should be against gay marriage. That is silly to think that they would be against all of the rights that come with gay marriage, and the equality they would truly earn.
They have to support their rights and show that they are a normal citizens like we are. They cannot be racist to themselves. All people should be in favor of equal rights for all, regardless of their sexual orientation. The right to marry in this country is bound up with legal and financial rights and responsibilities as well as protects and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans individuals should be afforded these rights just as everyone else is.
All people should be in favor of equal rights for all, regardless of their sexual orientation. The right to marry in this country is bound up with legal and financial rights and responsibilities as well as protects and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans individuals should be afforded these rights just as everyone else is.
Even if a homosexual does not wish to marry, they deserve equal rights. It's less about being able to marry and more about having the same basic rights as everyone else. If straight people were denied the right to marry but homosexuals were not, I would fight for straight rights, even though I do not want to marry.
Yes gay marriage should be legal because they have a right to be loved and love whoever they want... Your probably saying no because they get more than all you haters. I just hate how every be acting like its going to takeover the world. Stop hating on gays please
Many opponents of gay marriage claim that the principal function of marriage is connection of a man and woman in order to establish family. One the other hand, one of the main purpose of marriage is to gain some legal advantages and certainty. Therfore, gays should call for legalization of gay marriage. In addition to that, all people should have the same rights regardless of sexual orientation. So gays should be allowed to have a marriage.
Homosexual couples, particularly male, do not last much longer than 5 years. Media tend to highlight the long-term relationships, but these are the exceptions. It is common to find traditionally married couples reaching their 25th anniversary, but rare among gay men. Therefore the goal for most homosexuals would not be marriage but acceptance of homosexuality in general.
I personally believe that all people should support gay marriage, so long as marriage exists - but should a gay man be compelled to favour it on the basis of his sexuality? No. Must a disabled person fight for disability rights? No. On a purely humanitarian level I would hope they would, but not because of their orientation.
This is because despite case history and precedent, the public has proven that society CANNOT distinguish between religious and civil concepts of marriage. Given this inherent religiosity of marriage, and the first amendment freedom of religion, the legality of gay marriage would legally force those who are religious to acknowledge that gays are married, itself a statement with necessary religious weight to those people. The only rational solution is for gays to be against ALL civil contracts called "marriage", and instead be in favor of ALL civil domestic partnerships being regulated with a wholly secular name for wholly secular reasons.