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Should gay marriage be legal in all states?

Today, along with a raising level of human rights awareness, same-sex marriage is legalized in many states, such as the Netherlands, Canada and Taiwan. On the other hand, many states still don’t permit gay marriage because of religion, culture and legal abuse . Marriage equality for gay people is being debated in many states globally. abcnews.go.com/culture/story/27-countries-sex-marriage-officially-legal-56041136
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Some religions ban homosexuality. States which value such religious thought cannot legalize gay marriage.
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Sexual diseases, such as HIV/AIDS are easily spread among gay people, so gay marriage should be banned.
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Gay couples should be able to receive the same benefits as heterosexual married couples, so gay marriage should be legalized.
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Same-sex marriage can be abused , so it shouldn’t be legalized.
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Some religions ban homosexuality. States which value such religious thought cannot legalize gay marriage.

Religions like the Catholic Church, Orthodox Judaism, and Islam allow only heterosexual marriage. They regard marriage is a religious rite for a man and a woman, not for two men or two women. The Catholic Church especially believes that it is best for children to be raised by their biological mother and father. For them, one of the reasons people marry is to have children, thus gay marriage runs contrary to their doctrine. In some states, religion is very important, and the country’s law follows their religion’s rules and morals. In Italy, 85.6% of the population is Christian (78.9%Catholic, 4.6% orthodox Christians, 0.6% Protestants, 1.5% other Christians), and the great majority are Catholic. They don’t legalize gay marriage because they believe in Catholic values. Also, in Israel, 74.6% of the population is Jewish, Judaism is important to them, and legalizing gay marriage will go against their religious values. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_views_on_same-sex_marriage en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Italy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israeli_Jews

It is true that some religions don’t allow homosexual relationships; however, states should make gay marriage legal.There are some countries such as the Netherlands, Spain, and France, which have a large Catholic population, and have legalized same-sex marriage. Today, around the world, traditional views of family are changing, and the concept of family and marriage is becoming freer. Equality of both sexes and other human rights are more respected than in the past. Therefore, same-sex marriage is one of these changes, and it is already accepted in some Catholic states. Marriage without a child, is not only a gay marriage problem. There are many infertile couples or DINK (Dual income, no kids), and the purpose of marriage is not only for having children. In today's society, the forms of families are diversified, thus religious states should admit gay marriage. socialtrendsinstitute.org/news/families-in-a-changing-society

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Religions like the Catholic Church, Orthodox Judaism, and Islam allow only heterosexual marriage. They regard marriage is a religious rite for a man and a woman, not for two men or two women. The Catholic Church especially believes that it is best for children to be raised by their biological mother and father. For them, one of the reasons people marry is to have children, thus gay marriage runs contrary to their doctrine. In some states, religion is very important, and the country’s law follows their religion’s rules and morals. In Italy, 85.6% of the population is Christian (78.9%Catholic, 4.6% orthodox Christians, 0.6% Protestants, 1.5% other Christians), and the great majority are Catholic. They don’t legalize gay marriage because they believe in Catholic values. Also, in Israel, 74.6% of the population is Jewish, Judaism is important to them, and legalizing gay marriage will go against their religious values. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_views_on_same-sex_marriage https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Italy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israeli_Jews

Sexual diseases, such as HIV/AIDS are easily spread among gay people, so gay marriage should be banned.

The rate of gay people, especially MSM (men who have sex with men) who have been infected with sexual diseases such as HIV/AIDS is higher than the rate of heterosexual people. This is due to rectal injury during sex. Also, they don’t need contraception, so they tend not to wear condoms. And, there is no risk of pregnancy, so that they can engage in casual sexual relations more easily. Legalizing gay marriage will increase the number of gay people and that will increase the number of people who are infected with sexual diseases. Therefore same-sex marriage shouldn’t be legal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIV_and_men_who_have_sex_with_men

Opponents say that gay marriage will increase the number of sexual diseases, but it is actually not true. According to research, banning gay marriage causes a rise in the rate of HIV infection by four cases per 100,000 people. Marriage is a contract between two specific people. Usually married people don’t have sexual relationships with nonspecific people. So, that will decline the risk of infection. If their partner was already infected, married couples can protect each other using condoms or seek medication/treatment. Legalizing gay marriage will lessen intolerance of gay people, and prevent young gay kids from being kicked out from their homes. Therefore protecting young gay people from getting sexually transmitted infections. Some people who oppose legalizing gay marriage claim it will increase the number of gay people, but it is also not true. Legalizing gay marriage will just allow gay people to express who they are, not having to hide their self, their relationship or seek sham relationships. For these reasons, same-sex marriage is actually able to prevent infections of sexual diseases. sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090605171435.htm aidschicago.org/page/inside-story/how-same-sex-marriage-could-help-end-aids

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The rate of gay people, especially MSM (men who have sex with men) who have been infected with sexual diseases such as HIV/AIDS is higher than the rate of heterosexual people. This is due to rectal injury during sex. Also, they don’t need contraception, so they tend not to wear condoms. And, there is no risk of pregnancy, so that they can engage in casual sexual relations more easily. Legalizing gay marriage will increase the number of gay people and that will increase the number of people who are infected with sexual diseases. Therefore same-sex marriage shouldn’t be legal. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIV_and_men_who_have_sex_with_men

Gay couples should be able to receive the same benefits as heterosexual married couples, so gay marriage should be legalized.

While there are few legal protections which gay couples can make use of, they can scarcely use most of benefits allotted to heterosexual couples. Almost every country gives preferential treatment to spouses. Married couples get preferential treatment in matters of co-ownership and inheritance. Not only that, there are so many benefits which are only for spouses, e.g. adopting children, marital deduction and spousal visa. Hence, gay marriage should be legal, to protect the equal rights of gay couples. marriage.laws.com/gay-marriage-rights

Many countries have legalized civil partnership, including countries which don’t permit same-sex marriage. Opponents claim that benefits are not enough. If these are not enough, they can push to legalize their specific and concrete needs. Presently, a lot of gay and straight couples entered civil partnerships. Many of them are satisfied with civil partnerships, and some of them might not want to get married for some reason. Legalizing gay marriage might end their civil partnerships. In Washington, the same-sex marriage law was approved by voters in 2012. The State of Washington automatically converted same-sex domestic partnerships to marriages, and provided no option to retain domestic partnerships unless one partner is at least 62 years old. Maryland state employees in same-sex relationships lost their health insurance benefits when same-sex marriage was legalized. Legalizing gay marriage could end gay people’s civil partnerships, or be a disadvantage of them, and for this reason may be unecessary to the majority of gay couples. oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/2014/06/washingtons_domestic_partnersh.html benefitsattorney.com/articles/maryland-to-end-benefits-for-employees-domestic-partners

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Many countries have legalized civil partnership, including countries which don’t permit same-sex marriage. Opponents claim that benefits are not enough. If these are not enough, they can push to legalize their specific and concrete needs. Presently, a lot of gay and straight couples entered civil partnerships. Many of them are satisfied with civil partnerships, and some of them might not want to get married for some reason. Legalizing gay marriage might end their civil partnerships. In Washington, the same-sex marriage law was approved by voters in 2012. The State of Washington automatically converted same-sex domestic partnerships to marriages, and provided no option to retain domestic partnerships unless one partner is at least 62 years old. Maryland state employees in same-sex relationships lost their health insurance benefits when same-sex marriage was legalized. Legalizing gay marriage could end gay people’s civil partnerships, or be a disadvantage of them, and for this reason may be unecessary to the majority of gay couples. https://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/2014/06/washingtons_domestic_partnersh.html https://benefitsattorney.com/articles/maryland-to-end-benefits-for-employees-domestic-partners/

Same-sex marriage can be abused , so it shouldn’t be legalized.

There is no way to make sure the gay couples are really gay or love each other. Some of them might fake their marriage for other purposes. An Espousal visa is easier to obtain than a working visa. According to an article “gangs are organizing bogus gay weddings for illegal immigrants”, “same-sex marriages are used because it is easier to “trick” officials, as they are hesitant to grill gay couples about their relationships” fake marriages are hard to detect, and the number of illegal immigrants may increase. bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-29223041/fake-gay-marriages-exposed-in-london

Indeed gay marriage can be abused, but heterosexual marriage has the same problems. Illegal immigrants and fake marriages are not something new, because the same things are happening with heterosexual marriage. There are gay people, who feel they need to hide their sexual orientation, and get married with people of the opposite sex. These marriages are fake marriages without love also. Legalizing same-sex marriage will help society accept homosexuality, and therefore might reduce the number of fake marriages. Opponents claim that same-sex marriage has problems. However, these problems are not particular to same-sex marriage. scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2120877/how-gay-chinese-hide-their-relationships-behind-sham-marriages

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There is no way to make sure the gay couples are really gay or love each other. Some of them might fake their marriage for other purposes. An Espousal visa is easier to obtain than a working visa. According to an article “gangs are organizing bogus gay weddings for illegal immigrants”, “same-sex marriages are used because it is easier to “trick” officials, as they are hesitant to grill gay couples about their relationships” fake marriages are hard to detect, and the number of illegal immigrants may increase. https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-29223041/fake-gay-marriages-exposed-in-london
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