Thesis Statement On Why Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

hi i need help on making a thesis statement for a term paper in apa format on why same sex marriages should be legal in all states and i really need help could someone give me some suggestions

Same-sex marriage (also called gay marriage) is a legally or socially recognized marriage between two persons of the same biological sex or social gender. Same-sex marriage is a civil rights, political, social, moral, and religious issue in many nations. The conflict arises over whether same-sex couples should be allowed to enter into marriage, be required to use a different status (such as a civil union, which usually grants fewer rights), or not have any such rights. A related issue is whether the term "marriage" should be applied. therefore, i agree that same sex marriage should be legal...

Asking this question is kind of like asking, "What should I say if I want to participate in a conversation about same sex marriage?" All the books and articles we read are just like a big conversation, so when you participate by writing this article, what will you say?

What point do YOU want to make? Google this:
arguments for and against same sex marriage

I think you will do well if you write a theses like this:
Some people argue that the institution of marriage is intended to bond one man and one woman and that the definition of marriage makes same sex marriage improper, but this paper is intended to show that the modern definition of marriage should be one that allows for all lovers to experience it.

I also think you might have to write about the 2 different definitions of marriage -- the church definition and the state definition.

Remember to start every para with a topic sentence.


Homosexuality does have the consequences of true love, and such cases should not be denied or interdicted. All lovers, by the name of freedom and happiness, should be allowed to possess sanctioned marriage. They themselves should be granted the final gift of marriage, because marriage is an inalienable right of humans.

That is what I have thought of so far, because frankly saying, I have never confronted such queer topics of discussion.

*P.s. Remember to support your paragraphs with acceptable, undeniable evidence.

I think that is a reasonable argument, for sure. Some would even argue that the institution of marriage is obsolete and oppressive to women, and that it needs to be reinvented to accommodate modern life. That includes acceptance and tolerance of one another are necessary.

This week’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to allow lower court rulings permitting gay marriage in a number of states to stand provides a useful basis from which to contemplate a thesis statement supporting the right of homosexuals to marry.  There are generally two approaches to the issue of gay marriage, legal and moral, and both have plenty of partisans and detractors.  The Court’s earlier  decision (The United States v. Windsor, June 26, 2013) rejecting as unconstitutional Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (Public Law 104-199), which established in law that “the word ‘marriage’ means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word ‘spouse’ refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife,” represented a serious setback for opponents of gay marriage, and this week’s ruling further buttresses the legal arguments by gay marriage proponents or supporters.  In short, there is apparently no legal basis upon which to deny homosexuals the right to marry.

With repeated Supreme Court actions now invalidating the letter and spirit of the Defense of Marriage Act, the moral argument remains the sole political basis for opponents of gay marriage to continue their efforts at blocking such marriages.  As the moral arguments – in effect, that marriage is a sacred institution that consists solely of heterosexual couples – were reflected in the now-discredited Defense of Marriage Act, a strong thesis statement supporting gay marriage can be constructed incorporating these developments.  A possible statement could include something along the following lines:

“The right of homosexual couples to marry is not denied in the U.S. Constitution and represents a basic human right entirely consistent with the freedoms expressed in that all-important document.”

Now, the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited to it by the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”  What this means is that, because the Constitution does not address the issue of gay marriage, it is left to the provenance of the individual states to determine legality within their confines.  The Supreme Court’s decision to deny to hear the arguments of the States that have sought to prohibit gay marriage, however, seems to invalidate that concept.  In effect, the federal government cannot define marriage as between a man and a woman, and states similarly cannot deny same-sex couples the right to marry.  This ambiguity, consequently, leaves the door open for future legal battles.  A thesis statement supporting the right of same-sex marriages, though, can focus on the spirit and letter of the Constitution with respect to the freedoms spelled out in the Bill of Rights, and to the absence of any legal basis to define marriage as solely between a man and a woman.  The Supreme Court is arguing that neither the United States Government nor the individual States can legislate morality, which is consistent with the intent of the Framers of the Constitution.

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