Is there really inequality in every person's ability to marry?

All the Tolerants keep getting mad claiming gays do not have the same rights as straight people to marry because the government does not recognize gay marriage calling this unequal rights. Yes many people disagree because it goes against their moral convictions but is there really inequality? Every person has the right to marry someone of the opposite sex. Even if someone claims to be gay they still have the right to marry so how is this inequality if its the exact same for every person? When people hear the word inequality they think of racism, segregation, prejudice and so makes a convenient buzzword for breeders of political dissension to get all the sheople fired up. The law here is simple and simple is fair: Everyone has the right to marry.


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  • You're right, everyone does have the right to marry a person of the opposite sex. But the fact that some people get to marry the gender that they want to marry, while others can't marry the gender that they want to marry, is what creates the inequality.

    To say that there is no inequality because homosexual people do have the right to marry someone of the opposite sex discounts the needs and desires of those people completely. In my book, the right to love and marriage is a basic human right, and we need to account for different sexual orientations. If we're not accounting for different sexual orientations, then we're only providing reasonable marriage opportunities to one sexual orientation, and that is unfair to the others.

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  • Before the 1967 Supreme Court decision regarding Loving v. Virginia, interracial marriages where illegal in the states. Yes everyone still technically had the right to get married as you have stated (in this case only to people who were of the same race), but just like the gay marriage issue of today they did NOT having equal rights to marriage. It may not be racism, but it most definitely is segregation and prejudice.

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  • Maybe I'm misunderstanding you, but wouldn't the lack of ability for same sex couples to marry be the inequality? As in heterosexual couples can marry, but homosexual couples cannot (therefore unequal)? Maybe i'm mis understanding you, sorry.

    Um, not every state recognizes same sex marriages...

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