Marriage for All

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Marriage For All
Rebecca Hillman
PHI 103
Instructor Anaya
12/9/2013

While religious people feel that it is a great sin, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, and Transgender (LGBT) marriages can be politically beneficial to politicians and lawmakers because if same-sex marriages were legalized the discrimination against homosexuals would be reduced. The over 400,000 foster children in the United States would have a better chance for a happy home, and same-sex marriages would help with the economic issues America faces.

First, LGBT marriages can be politically beneficial to politicians and lawmakers because if same-sex marriages were legalized the discrimination against homosexuals would be reduced.
An article on HuffingtonPost.com, by Jillian Berman (2013), states “Considering about half of Americans say they are in support of same-sex marriages.” Gallup's May 2-7 poll suggests Americans' support for gay marriage is solidifying above the majority level. Recently, Rhode Island and Delaware legalized same-sex marriage, and Minnesota is likely to follow suit. That would bring the total number of states legally recognizing same-sex marriage to 12 (Gallup Politics, May 13, 2013).
Another huffintonpost.com article, by Murray Lipp, claims that “by making same-sex marriages legal, would affirm the inherent worthiness of LGBT people as valued American Citizens deserving of equal rights under the law.”
Since about half of Americans support same-sex marriages, politicians would benefit in legalizing and supporting same-sex marriage to win the votes. In addition, legalizing same-sex marriages communicates to millions that gay relationships are of equal value to straight relationships thereby reducing intergroup prejudice and supporting cultural diversity.
By legalizing LGBT marriage discrimination would diminish and more people would vote.
Additionally, The over 400,000…...

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