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The Fundamental Right of Marriage Brian and John had been lovers since they were in high school Once they had been together for 10 years they decided to adopt a girl named Jessica Because laws forbade them to have a joint adoption Brian was the legal guardian Brian and John raised Jessica from birth but unfortunately when she was seven years old John was in a car accident He suffered severe brain-damage and was unable to recover When John was in the hospital Brian was not allowed to visit Because of hospital regulations only family was able to see John Because of this Jessica could not see her daddy A few weeks later John died Since John was not expecting to die he didnt have a will Brian and Jessica were not able to receive any automatic inheritance from Johns death Now without any of Johns inheritance Brian and Jessica are struggling to make it on their own If homosexual marriages had been legal Brian Jessica and many others in the Gay Community would have had the many benefits of marriage that they deserve Homosexual monogamous couples are being denied a substantial amount of benefits that heterosexual married couples are enjoying They are being deprived of the rights to joint parenting joint insurance policies divorce protections residency for immigrant partners tax exemptions and more If Brian and John had been able to adopt Jessica together not only would Brian have benefited but Jessica too Since people are accustomed to thinking that anything that is abnormal is wrong many are against gay marriages These people are using faulty logic Most would agree today that interracial marriages arent wrong even though it wasnt that long ago that they were illegal Up until after the civil war African Americans were only allowed to marry each other in certain parts of the US and it wasnt until 1967 that interracial marriages were legal in all parts of the country
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