Gay rights, human rights, homosexuals, homosexual marriage, difficulty adopting a child, hospital visits
All humans should share certain rights, regardless of their identity. However, this is not the case in multiple states. Our country has been rid of laws that discriminate based on race. Nevertheless, one discriminating factor is prevalent within our nation. Homosexuals are still discriminated against on multiple levels. Laws that prevent homosexual individuals from enjoying basic human rights should be eradicated. Permitting homosexual marriage rights would guarantee that all citizens would enjoy human rights, increase the amount of homes for foster children, and would bring financial gain to local and state governments.
[...] The amount of children in foster homes would decrease dramatically as well. The most important factor may be the amount of money states are missing out on by disallowing homosexual marriage. Additional research may reveal additional facts that support gay rights. Works Cited Herman, Didi. Rights of passage: Struggles for lesbian and gay legal equality. Toronto: University of Toronto Press Lax, Jeffrey R., and Justin H. Phillips. "Gay rights in the states: Public opinion and policy responsiveness." American Political Science Review 103.03 (2009): 367-386. [...]
[...] This may include adoption, hospital visits, and even funeral arrangements. (Lax and Philips) Adoption illustrates a perfect example of homosexuals being denied basic human rights. Because their union is not recognized by the state in which they live, they could experience difficulty adopting a child. Several homes for foster children are eliminated because of this. Each state's laws vary regarding the subject. Some states do not recognize adoptions by gay couples in other states. This may be illustrated by the case, Finstuen v. [...]
[...] Permitting homosexual marriage rights would guarantee that all citizens would enjoy human rights, increase the amount of homes for foster children, and would bring financial gain to local and state governments. Allowing homosexual marriage would assure that all citizens enjoy human rights. Under the current laws, some may feel that they are excluded from certain human rights. Same sex unions are not recognized in several states. Therefore, these couples do not enjoy the same rights as heterosexual couples. They may be discriminated against in several situations that heterosexual couples would have no problems with. [...]
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