Virtually Normal: An Argument About Homosexuality By Andrew Sullivan

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Andrew Sullivan, in his selection titled Virtually Normal: An Argument about Homosexuality, which first appeared in 1995, conveys his outlooks on gay marriage. Sullivan currently lives in Washington D.C., and has written an array of gay and lesbian articles for the New Republic Magazine. In Sullivan’s excerpt “For Gay Marriage”, he is voicing his opinion over the idea of same-sex marriage and his fight for believing it is right. In his opening statements he asserts a good point in that marriage is not secretive; it is completely open to the public, and denying homosexuals the right to express their sexuality is the most immense display of public misconduct possible. Such action would be extremely difficult for gays or lesbians to understand or accept, due to the irrationality of the thought.…show more content…
Also, marriage between close relatives has been pronounced illegal, but are same-sex marriages deemed the same as these cases? Historic facts and past experiences has proven that homosexual marriage is one in itself. While it would be ideal for same-sex marriages to be closely related to a sexual or old style of marriage, it should not be required in order for them to be illegal. In theory, some situation such as a nurse staying with a patient for an extended amount of time, or buddies who are constantly together, could somewhat constitute as an unannounced marriage. Sullivan continues to voice his opinion over this topic by integrating a conservative point into his article. He believes that these conservatives find it very vital that prestige and honor is given to undermine any concept of same-sex marriage. Correspondingly allowing gays and lesbians to come out would be a great influence for the young students and children who have always been afraid to admit their sexuality, to come clean and bring forth the

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