One of the most controversy arguments of our time is gay marriages. Many people hold different sides of the argument and opinions about same-sex marriages. I don't think there is anything wrong for the same sex to marry. We live in a free country where we are all under equal under rights that are given to us.
One side of the topic are those who support gay marriages saying that it is wrong for the government to withhold choices that are given to all Americans regarding marriage. If we have the same rights then choosing to marry the opposite sex shouldn't be a problem.
Chief Justice Ronald George said, “An individual’s sexual orientation—like a person’s race or gender—does not constitute a legitimate basis upon which to deny or withhold legal rights."
"By denying gays the ability to legally marry, they argue, the government denies them many of the rights and benefits associated with marriage, in effect, violating their 14th Amendment rights, which ensures equal protection under the law."http://uw.kqed.org/youdecide/election2008/gay_marriage/01.html?panel=0
Therefore it the government's duty to support and make right what rights we are given and how they affect important issues like gay marriage.
The other side of the issue is opposing same sex marriages. Some believe it is unhealthy for children to grow up without the traditional father and mother family unit.
“Children who grow up with cohabiting couples tend to have worse life outcomes compared to those growing up with married couples.”
"..thus value for children in promoting strong, stable marriages between biological parents.”http://uw.kqed.org/youdecide/election2008/gay_marriage/03.html?panel=0
In my opinion, if loving parents no matter what gender they are able to raise children together should be able to and not thought differently because of. There are plenty of divorces in our world today and that counteracts the view of children grow up more healthy with a mother and father, when in fact it is more detrimental to the childhood with parents that are fighting and not promoting a healthy, loving environment.
The topic of same sex marriages will go on for many more years to come, and probably will not get resolved anytime soon. I found supporting evidence from You Decide on www.uw.kqed.org.