The second argument is connected with moral and psychological side of the issue. American Psychological Association, making a research on this topic, appealed to the federal and state government that they should immediately cease the use of legal laws which infringe the rights of sexual minorities. It was proved that same-sex marriage carries with it all the same values and benefits that the traditional alliance. This conclusion was based on recent psychological researches, conducting of which became possible with the permission of same-sex unions in several states. In addition, the moral and psychological normalization of same-sex love makes easier not only self-realization of gays and lesbians, but also helps them in their social integration. I strongly believe that same-sex marriage or domestic partnership will definitely be legalized in all civilized countries, and discrimination against people on grounds of their sexual orientation will become a legally and morally unacceptable as racism or anti-Semitism in the first half of the twenty-first century.
The third argument that we can discuss is about the feeling that makes couples marry. As it is generally accepted, marriage is the official promise to stay together in different circumstances and wish to spend the rest of the own life with each other. It seems not fair to prohibit people of the same sex to create the own family and be happy together. I have an opinion that if two people are ready to give the promise in public, they have the right to do it and to testify their feelings. It is also a civil right and nobody can hold homosexual couples from using it.
In conclusion, we have observed the issue of same-sex marriage from the variety of its perspectives. Of course, it is understandable that same-sex couples are still on their way to protect their right to legal marriage, but, taking into account the fact that the concept of the marriage is changeable, it is possible to suppose that society should accept new changes that twenty century is bringing. I believe that many people are ready to change their position about same-sex marriages and to look at them by other eyes, becoming more patient and well-wishing.
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