In March, the Supreme Court will hear two cases regarding the constitutionality of laws against same-sex marriage. There is a chance that the high court will rule against marriage equality. Ironically, that outcome could be a partial win for LGBTQ advocates.
By most logic — human rights or public policy — allowing same-sex couples to marry is the right thing to do. My gay and lesbian friends deserve the same dignity and tax incentives I will one day receive when I marry. And they’ll make great parents, too. In an America where two-parent homes are increasingly rare, how can we say “no” to more stable families?
Today, society is slowly accepting same-sex marriage. Currently, nine states allow LGBTQ couples to marry. In the past decade, public opinion on same-sex marriage has changed from a majority opposed to a majority approved. Prominent figures on the right, most recently Newt Gingrich, have begun switching their positions on the issue.
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