Gay marriage, for most people, is a sensitive subject, and there are really only two sides to take, for or against. You can say that you have no opinion, but that is most likely just fence sitting in order to not insult either side.
People who are for gay marriage can have various arguments, saying marriage is an unalienable right given by God. These people, whether they believe in God or not, recognize that this is how people are, it is not a sin, it is encoded in DNA just as hair color and height, it is determined in development by what is passed on from the parents. People recognize that we as human beings have rights, God given rights. One of these rights is to practice marriage, and if a homosexual couple wants to get married they, children of God, should be allowed to practice these rights. Some views expressed on you decide as follows:
Many supporters of gay marriage argue that just as some people are black and some people are white, some people are straight and others are gay. To bar homosexuals from marriage, therefore, is a form of discrimination on the order of prohibiting interracial marriage and prohibiting people with a genetic abnormality from marrying because they might pass it on to offspring.
Moreover, in our society, marriage is widely recognized as a fundamental right—indeed, for many people it’s a key ingredient to a “full” life. Many gay marriage proponents argue that to deny anyone the opportunity to enjoy and benefit from marriage is wrong—legally and morally.
And people who are against gay marriage have a plethora of reasons, they argue its a sin, it is a changeable choice, that it will ruin the integrity of marriage, or even that having gay parents will ultimately ruin a child's life. They have done studies where they claim to have "changed" people, or "saved" them. According to some decisions on You Decide,
There is ample evidence that stable and satisfactory marriages are crucial for the well-being of adults. Yet such marriages are even more important for the proper socialization and overall well-being of children,” wrote Rutgers University professor David Popenoe in his essay “The State of Our Unions: 2007.”
Popenoe, writing for the National Marriage Project at Rutgers University, goes on to state: “Children who grow up with cohabiting couples tend to have worse life outcomes compared to those growing up with married couples.”
While supporters of gay marriage would argue,
Similarly, in “Lesbian and Gay Parents,” a report for the American Psychological Association, Charlotte J. Patterson states, “Beliefs that gay and lesbian adults are not fit parents … have no empirical foundation. … Lesbian and heterosexual women have not been found to differ markedly either in their overall mental health or in their approaches to child rearing. … Research on gay fathers has similarly found no reason to believe them unfit as parents.”
Protesters argue that they are not discriminating against gays, because they think it is choice rather than genetics, claiming studies and therapies to remedy the problem. And meanwhile supporters say that it is genetic fact, they are completely healthy people with a homosexual orientation. Would you say an albino chooses to be pale rather than having it be part of his genes? I would not think so.
Personally, I think that it is a right to all people to have a happy, healthy, loving, relationship and I think that this is attainable for everyone and anyone. Gay marriage should be legal just as much as marriage between man and woman. They are both the same human right and therefore should both be practiced as the same human right.
All that there is now, is for a decision to be made, so think of the rights you choose to exploit adn think of why they should be shared.
My information was found primarily on You Decide but some of which was also found on The Christian Science Monitor, and they presented some very interesting opinions.