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Gay Marriage Should be Legalized

- There are numerous opinions and standing views on gay marriage. The argument regarding gay marriage should be legalized or not is extremely controversial. According to an article from the Human Rights Campaign, there is nothing wrong with allowing homosexuals to have the same rights as those who are heterosexual. Every individual person should be granted equal rights, regardless of sexuality. Gay marriage should be legalized in all states and countries, it has been held off for too long. Moreover, there are several reasons why homosexuals feel strongly about wanting to be legally married....   [tags: Legal Issues, Gay Marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Yet, same-sex marriage continues to be a highly debated issue that leaves our society searching for answers. This has been very apparent during elections when politicians, in order to distract or sway conservative voters, all took a side and had an opinion on the issue of same-sex marriage. The debate has been presented on the left as a civil rights debate, equal rights. And on the right, as a morals debate, a referendum on homosexuality (Rauch, J....   [tags: Gay Marriage, argumentative, persuasive]

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The Gay Marriage Debate

- Within this essay, the main focus will be to develop a thorough analysis and discussion in relation to the topic of gay marriage. In order to construct this, this essay will discuss positions in favor of and against gay marriage. In reference to the position supporting gay marriage, the discussion will focus on; discrimination and equality and respect on individual’s rights. The points that will be discussed contraty to gay marriage will be building upon ideas that we rose in the debate as well as incorporating some new material....   [tags: Legalizing Gay Marriage]

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Gay Marriage: The Right to Love

- Marriage has been a part of society from the earliest of time. The joining of one man and one woman has been celebrated by many. We are taught to be the “perfect” husband or wife or at least the skills it takes in order to be considered a “perfect” husband or wife. We’re taught to love each other through sick and poor and all the battles we will face together. Over time, marriage has changed. Marriage, once a strong bond between man and wife, is now simply a flimsy piece of paper that has no strength to keep them together....   [tags: Homosexualism, Marriage, LGBTQ, Gay]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Marriage is a union between two individuals as recognized by the state and or the federal government. The union is not distinguished as being exclusively between a male and female. The underlying dissention on gay marriage is based on the moral factors that have been prevalent in society. The key stakeholders of this dissent impact socioeconomic and political realms. The proponents of gay marriage only seek acceptance of their choice in determining the participants of the union. Gay marriage has been a hard fought battle for the rights of a couple to share in the institution of what heterosexual couples have taken for granted since the dawn of history....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, LGBT, Gay]

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The Best Argument against Gay Marriage: Glen Lavy's

- The Best Argument against Gay marriage: Glen Lavy’s “Gay marriage and the ‘slippery slope’ ” Proponents to the legalization of same sex marriage came up with a lot of reasons as why gay marriage should be legal. The major ones are that not allowing same sex people to get married prevents them from getting legal benefits like hospital visitation, health insurance, family leave and more. They also argued that they are fighting for their rights the same way African Americans were fighting back in the day, and that gay marriage will not threaten our society....   [tags: Gay Marriage and the Slippery Slope, ]

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Forcing Belligerent Action on Gay Marriage

- A loving couple just moves into the house of their dreams, one is a music teacher at the local charter school; the other is fulfilling their dream by becoming a beautician at the Paul Mitchell Beauty School in the next town over. The neighbors stop and stare as the couple gets settled into their new home. They do not know what to think of it, this couple is much different in their eyes, something they are not use to seeing in their community until today. The difference with this couple is that they are gay....   [tags: gay, couple, community, marriage]

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Gay Marriage in America

- Lately an extensive issue all around America is centered on gay rights. Does being gay or straight make you less of a person. The debate in the political world concerning this is over allowing or denying gay marriage to be legal. Even though this is an exceedingly controversial topic, Legalizing same-sex marriage will have a positive effect on society because it won’t harm the institution of marriage, it will uphold the constitution, and it will inevitably happen either way. What does marriage mean....   [tags: Gay Rights, Equal Rights, Institution of Marriage]

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Gay Marriage Is a Human Rights Issue

- The divorce rate among homosexual couples is nearly half the divorce rate of heterosexual couples, in states where homosexual marriage is already legal. This statistic makes it evident that homosexual marriage is as successful as heterosexual marriage. However, out of 49 states with laws regarding gay marriage, only 13 legally recognize the union of two same sex people. Some of the reasoning for this is because some people believe that homosexuality is against their religion and thus, homosexual couples should not have equal rights....   [tags: homosexual marriage, gay couples, equal protection]

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Gay Marriage Should be Legal

- On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 US states. Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy stated in the majority opinion: "The court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry. No longer may this liberty be denied to them." Many conservatives are completely against gay marriage and they have stated that they will fight to have the Supreme Court ruling overturned. Christian politicians are using religious arguments to establish that homosexuality is an abomination....   [tags: Social Issues Gay Marriage Essays]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- 'Would legalization of gay marriage be good for the gay community?' Sam Isaacson wrote an article analyzing the opinion of the gay community on legalizing same sex marriages. It is somewhat of a controversial issue with the gay community whether or not marriage is a good thing. He divides the community into two groups: integrationists and liberationists. The controversy is caused because of these two different philosophical views. The integrationists want to be as normal as can be. They want to 'integrate' themselves into society....   [tags: Papers Gay Marriage Homosexual Essays]

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Gay Marriage: A Modern Soddom and Gomorra

-         Gay parenting and marriage has become publicly accepted by some and rejected by others. Many have come to believe this topic to be immoral and impossible. Society has also realized that the average family has developed into many different forms in the last few years. Gay families have developed and are perceived today that raising kids without both a Mom and Dad, deprives the child from being introduced to both worlds. The approach to this debated topic will be to analyze and to defend the “cons” of gay parenting and marriage....   [tags: Against Gay Marriage, Argumentative Essay]

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We Must Legalize Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transsexual Marriage

- In the state of Oklahoma, there are political, social, and legal barriers that restrict gay marriage within the state boundaries. In pursuing the “American Dream”, gay marriage is a natural right given to every human living his or her life in this country. Natural, inalienable, rights provide a way of life in which eternal love is an example of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I believe that Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Transsexuals should be granted the right to marry. As passive as the James Madison: Checks and Balances system has become, the federalist relationship became significantly close between national and state governments on the subject of gay marriage....   [tags: Legal Issues, Gay Marriage]

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Gay and Lesbian Marriage

- Gay and Lesbian Marriage Andrew Sullivan and William Bennett argue profusely on the subject that is in almost every American’s mind, whether or not to civically let gays marry. Between Sullivan’s article “Let Gays Marry” and Bennett’s article, “Leave marriage alone, they pretty much sum up both sides of the argument. Andrew Sullivan, the editor of The New Republic and author of Virtually Normal: An argument about Homosexuality, discusses why gays should be allowed to marry. William Bennett, the editor of The Book of Virtues, and co-director of Empower America, responses to Sullivan’s piece....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Marriage Essays]

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Traditional and Gay Marriage

- Although marriage is recognized legally, religiously, and socially by various groups of people, it has a central meaning. The widely accepted definition of marriage is the lifelong commitment of a man and a woman to each other, sanctioned by God and State, in order to bear children and obtain a companion. Traditional arguments state that the right to marry belongs to heterosexuals. Today, however, same-sex marriage has become a challenge to that theory and is positively redefining the way society views marriage....   [tags: gay rights, homosexual couples]

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Refuting the Claims in Adam Kolasinski’s The Secular Case Against Gay Marriage

- Refuting the Claims in Adam Kolasinski’s The Secular Case Against Gay Marriage Gay marriage has been one of the most controversial topics of the twenty first century and the topic has mainly circulated around such issues as procreation and marriage benefits. Although Adam Kolasinski, the author of “The Secular Case Against Gay Marriage,” never refers to homosexual behavior as “wrong,” he argues several key points, including financial issues, to conclude why homosexual marriage is not allowed in the majority of states....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Same-Sex Marriage]

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`` For Gay Marriage `` By Andrew Sullivan

- In “For Gay Marriage” by Andrew Sullivan, a former editor of the New Republic Magazine and author of the book Virtually Normal: An Argument about Homosexuality, he expressed his thoughts on the legalization of same-sex marriage. Within this article, Sullivan shared his ideas and beliefs for gay marriage as to why such couples should share the same right to be married as heterosexual couples. Sullivan believed marriage is not simply a private, written commitment; it is a social and political recognition of two individuals’ commitment to one another....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Gay Marriage Is The Religious Groups

- The first main group that is against Gay marriage are the Religious Groups. They do not consider Gay Marriage as a marriage. They see it as a big sin, a sin against Gods values and rules. In the Book of Genesis it says,” God created man in his image; in the Divine image he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed, saying; “Be fertile and multiply: fill the earth and subdue it “(Gen; 1; 28-29). Religious people fallow Gods Rules and because Gay Marriage has nothing common with the marriage between opposite sexes, they do not consider and accept it as a Marriage....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Gay Marriage Should Not Be Allowed

- Gay Marriage Same sex relationships occur when men and women are attracted to someone of the same gender as themselves. Same sex marriage is an argument issue that a lot of people have heard, and most of the people have strong opinions on. Why should gay marriage be illegal. Gay marriage should not be allowed because it is not considered as a marriage, it violates natural law, it always denies a child either a father or a mother, it validates and promotes the homosexual lifestyle, it turns a moral wrong into a civil right, it does not create a family but a naturally sterile union, it imposes its acceptance on all society, and it offends God....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Separate but Equal. The gay community is fighting a battle that seems all too familiar right now. Anti-gay marriage conservatives bare a striking resemblance to those who once believed interracial marriages would destroy the sanctity of marriage and children of those couples were victims of their interracial parents. The Love v. Virginia case in 1967 was a victory for interracial couples where the Supreme Court ruled that states could not pass state laws prohibiting race mixing. Today it seems absurd to think that before that case, people felt so strongly against two people joining in matrimony who were different from them, similar to the way many people feel about gay marriage....   [tags: Marriage, Miscegenation, Interracial marriage]

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The Article ' Against Gay Marriage

- Rights Versus Wrong In the article, “Against Gay Marriage,” author William Bennett asserts that permitting same-sex marriages would result in extensive social damage. He states that marriage serves as the cornerstone of societal structure. He envisions that societal indifference on marriages will leave future generations in a state of identity confusion. Representing a different perspective, the article “American Marriage in Transition,” composed by Andrew J. Cherlin suggests that as the practical necessity of marriage diminishes, its symbolic importance may be increasing....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- The issue at hand with the Supreme Court was whether the four states remaining (Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky) same-sex marriage bans violated the 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals found that those bans were constitutional. In 2003 the state of Massachusetts high court to find “to find a right to marriage equality in a state constitution” (Emily Bazelon, 2015). It is up to the higher courts of our United States to decide whether the federal Constitution will require all states to either license same-sex unions or to acknowledge those unions if they were performed somewhere else....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Gay Marriage And The Lgbt Community

- Equality for all. Most politicians believe in trying to throw that somewhere in their campaign so they will be supported by the LGBT community. The LGBT community stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transvestite. No matter how much we try to bring ourselves to want to accept them, we just can’t. They are an outcast in society today for falling in love with the same sex, or for being who they truly want to be. In 2011, there were thirty murders committed against the LGBT community, all were classified as hate crimes but nothing else would be done about them....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Gay Marriage has been known as somewhat of a problem in the US, because a lot of people do not agree. Although, Gays and supporting citizens believe that it 's their right to be wed if they choose. There has been same sex relations for as long as anyone can remember. Even 11 native tribes have recognized same sex relations (10 facts). There has also been a disagreement over the decision for the same time span. This has lead to a conflict of, should gays be legally aloud to get married because of their beliefs or, should it be banned because people believe it 's unconstitutional or does not suit their religion....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Gay Marriage Should Not Be Legal

- Maggie Gallagher, a socially conservative commentator, argues homosexuals should not be allowed to marry because not only can homosexuals not conceive children, she believes same-sex couples cannot raise children efficiently either. Gallagher argues that civil unions are not the same as marriages and should not receive the same legal benefits. As a religious institution that has become more equal, and considered to be a human right, marriage must be made available to couples regardless of sexual orientation....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legalized

- Gay marriage refers to a marriage between partners of the same sex. Marriage references back to the book of Genesis in the Bible, and God specifically defines marriage as a man and a woman becoming one flesh; therefore, I do not support gay marriage and gay marriage should be renamed to “united relationship,” which receives equal state benefits but accurately illustrates the difference between the traditional and non-traditional marriage. Many individuals view marriage as a civil right because of the state benefits it includes thus resulting in gay marriage continually gaining support....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?

- Should Gay Marriage be legalized. Marriage equality, Gay marriage, Same-sex marriage has been a huge topic in the media in this generation. In the last couple of years, many people have become more open minded to the idea of same-sex marriage, maybe because there are more gay people and same-sex couple who did they’re best and fight for their voices and freedom to be heard. There are also some TV shows that helped mold the eyes and the minds of many Americans when it comes to gay marriage and gay relationships; one example is the Modern Family show....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?

- Should Gay Marriage be Legalized. Marriage equality, Gay marriage and Same-sex marriage is been a huge topic in the media in this generation. In the last couple of years, many people have become more open minded to the idea of same-sex marriage, although there are still many individuals who cannot imagine marriage for same sex couple. This is why this topic becomes huge the last couple years. For the last couple of years more and more people had become more accepting when it comes to gay relationships and gay marriages maybe because there are more gay people and same-sex couples who did their best to fight for their voices and freedom to be heard, also there are more individual who are now g...   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Gay marriage is one of the most debated and controversial issues in today’s society. Everyone has his or her opinions on gay marriage whether it is acceptable or should not be allowed. According to The Washington post, “59 percent say they support same-sex marriage while 34 percent are opposed”( Craighil, P., & Clement). While 59% of the supporting gay is a high number, however that number is skewed. There is a difference between tolerance and acceptance, but the 59% is the total of the both. People have different perspectives on gay marriage....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- We live in a very controversial time when it comes to same sex marriages. This issue is one of the most widely discussed controversies along with what rights they deserve and what rights they should be denied. Straight people have very opposing beliefs on this topic, some believe gays are given far too few rights and should be granted ultimate freedom while others believe gays already have enough rights and the debate should end now. This is why our nation is so at war with this issue. The research found explains if marital and family status influence same sex marriages, gay rights, laws on marriage, the strength of gay marriage, and how the government is working to expand gay marriage right...   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Marriage is best defined as a legal institution that recognized between partners in a relationship. Since the upcoming of the Defense of Marriage Act, signed by President Bill Clinton in September of 1996, gay marriage have been a political struggle. The Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, defined marriage as being a union between a man and a woman. DOMA did not recognized same-sex marriages to be legal under the federal law, and thus this unequal law started to popularize gay marriage advocacy around the nation....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?

- Recently, there has been a rather large push to legalize same-sex marriage. However, this brings about some ethical/moral questions. Almost all Americans who are married today are married to their opposite sex. on Election Day 2004, gay marriage was one of the most significant moral issues lurking below, 22 percent of the Americans claimed to be motivated by moral values when they turned out to vote “Recent analyses show that the issue had a significant influence on individual voters and state vote totals in several regions of the United States” (Olson) those who are apart from the religions like Christianity or Judaism are more likely to support same-sex marriage....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled by a 5 to 4 vote that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry. This new right plays a role for the people who accept gay marriage and the people who oppose it. The people who accept it will be glad and enjoy the fact that everyone will be treated equally, and the people who don’t accept it won’t be too excited. I personally stand by the fact to allow gay marriage because we live in a diverse and welcoming country. This is additional proof of something we have been taught in schools all our lives....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- ... This is a clear example of one of the biggest obstacles facing the Gay population of America today. Gays fear having a loved one in the emergency room and not being able to see them because we are not legally recognized as family. Under current law the State can deny the rights of the individual who is incapacitated to have his or her partner in life be the one that makes the decision on their well being. Ms. Kowalski’s family completely disregarded what their daughter would have wanted, because of their beliefs, and the law offered no protection to her and her partner when they needed it most....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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The Issue Of Gay Marriage

- The issue of gay marriage has been addressed with various approaches, arguments, and opinions. In the broad perspective of these arguments, there are only two opposing arguments which consists of: advocates and opposers of gay marriage. The particular arguments that accompany the two opposing sides include: the effects it has on society and children, government benefits, the specific law of marriage, and the production of children. These particular arguments are controversial topics that require an in-depth discussion....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Gay Marriage, By Keeneth Jost

- In 2013, Keeneth Jost wrote an article called Gay Marriage and used a serious, business-like persona and had very little biases. Gay Marriage has an appropriate and professional tone, two traits that are necessary when making an informative editorial. Unfortunately, Jost does not have a prominent thesis, although, he does have a small paragraph at the beginning of his article titled “Introduction”, so that his readers know what his article is about. Similarly, Jost’s editorial is titled Gay Marriage, so his audience has an idea of that they are reading when they see the article....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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The Legalization Of Gay Marriage

- The Legalization of Gay Marriage Same-sex marriage being legalized in the United States isn 't as bad as everyone is making it seem. If you fall for someone of opposite sex and thats what you like then nothing should get in the way of that. The problem in our society now is that everyone is judgemental and feel like they have to criticize everything. One of our civil liberties is the pursuit of happiness, which homosexual people are not allowed to chase. Just like everyone else in the United States, gays have just as much freedom (AllieJo 1)....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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The Argument Against Gay Marriage

- Gallagher’s argument against gay marriage rests on the fact that children are best helped by being raised by both of their biological parents who are within a low conflict marriage. Gallagher then asserts that since children are best off with their biological parents society should limit marriage to a man and a woman in order to protect children. John Corvino identifies that there are missing steps in Gallagher’s arguments against same sex marriage due to the fact that many marriages are currently sanctioned where children are not found to be living with their biological parents....   [tags: Homosexuality, Marriage, Same-sex marriage]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?

- ... If legalizing Gay Marriage allows gay people to adopt children, who have either two mother or two fathers will be confused about about gender roles. Only a woman and man are able to produce offspring, so children will be raised into a world where they will be confused about which couples are able to reproduce and which aren 't. It also confuses them about the expectations of society. Women are expected to proposed to, they are supposed to wait for the man to ask them out, not the other way around....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?

- Legalizing gay marriage has been an issue since the early twentieth century in America, but it was not in the early times. Same-sex marriage was not looked down upon in many cultures; in some it was even encouraged. In Rome it was not unusual for a man to show his affections to another man. In some cases they were even married, like the Roman emperor Nero. After the murder of his wife he remarried a man who looked like her. “In 65 AD, the mad Pontiff Nero crowned all his other debauches by a same-sex marriage....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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The Fight Against Gay Marriage

- America has always been in constant fighting between their different political parties. Everyone holds themselves to different ideals and standards which often conflict when it comes to achieving equilibrium. One of the issues that has come to the forefront is tied to gay marriage. The union of a homosexual couple in the past was frowned upon, recently it has been given more leeway and freedom. Yet, the two sides continue to take their frustrations out on one another. No matter which side you may agree with, understanding the issues that come from supporting either stance is the most important part to finding out your own opinion....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?

- In today’s society people have to fight for their love. People are going to love who they love and we as a society can either support it or ignore it. While gay marriage may offend the Christians’, love has no limits, you love who you love. However, divorce rates will decrease, the child adoption rates will increase, and financial economic benefits if gay marriage would become legalized. With the divorce rate increasing nowadays, legalizing gay marriage can decrease the divorce rate. People that are gay and want to pursue their dreams to getting married are likely to last longer than female and male marriage as they are more mature and older than most couples who get married then get divorce...   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Allowed?

- Mixed Mind When it comes to the topic of gay marriage and creating a family, most of us will readily agree that it is a controversial issue. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of whether it should be legalized or not. Whereas some are convinced that homosexuals should be allowed to get marriage, others maintain that marriage should only be between a male and female. I am of two minds about gay marriage claim that I agree with the topic, but I also disagree with it. On the one hand, I agree that they should be allow to get married and that they should accept how they are....   [tags: Homosexuality, Marriage, Same-sex marriage]

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The Issue Of Gay Marriage

- The following articles, entitled ‘Welcome, gays, to…what?’ and ‘It is nonsense to cling to the past’, published in the Herald Sun in December 2011 and The Age in November 2011, respectively. The issue of gay marriage is explored in the articles, however, though both writers take a positive stance towards homosexual relations, they differ in their opinions towards the legalization of gay marriages. Gay marriage has always been a hot topic, with many people taking passionate; vocal stands both against and for its legalization....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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The Controversial State Of Gay Marriage

- Gay Marriage The controversial state of gay marriage in United States has being an ongoing battle that seeks to answer the question of whose right is protected and whose right is violated. It is obvious that both opposing parties cannot win when gay marriage is considered based on religious belief, nature, morality and rights. Considering these, it is obvious that the legalization of gay marriage across United States, by the Supreme Court, is a bad decision. The law is the curial aspect of the society that is left out in this battle and surprisingly it is yet to be spoken of....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Law, Homosexuality]

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The Legalization Of Gay Marriage

- Legalization of Gay Marriage In discussion of gay marriage, one controversial issue has been the legalization of gay marriage. On the one hand, many people argue that gay marriage should not be allowed. On the other hand, gay people contend that they should have the same rights as any traditional couple. Other even maintain that marriage should only be between a male and female. My own view is that gay people should be allowed to get married, and they should all have the same rights as any traditional couple....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Gay Marriage It seems like all we have heard about for the past year is gay marriage, right. Comments such as: should two people of the same sexual orientation be permitted to unite as one, if two people of the same sex are intimate then they are promiscuous and unworthy of god, and that is not in the definition of marriage. They are just a few of the debates out there today on this topic. I see it as the saying I heard many times growing up “to each is their own”. Who am I to decide if a woman being with a woman, or man being with a man is right or wrong....   [tags: Homosexuality, Marriage, Same-sex marriage]

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Gay Marriage Is Good For America

- On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry. Many conservative groups do NOT agree with this decision. The gay marriage debate has been simmering for as long as I can remember. The four articles I have selected give information from four different perspectives including that of liberals, conservatives, homosexuals, and orthodox Jews. With so many differing opinions, one can understand why it's been so hard for the nation to come to agree on this issue....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- ... The church use to have a bad image upon them. Now going back to the same sex marriage, I as a person that goes to church do believe and do agree that one should marry anyone they want. On the website I found where people have voted what they think is right and it had a sixty-seven percent of voter saying that they do support the legalization of same sex marriage. I understand where people can disagree why it shouldn’t had been legalized but honestly who are we to get in between people’s happiness....   [tags: Marriage, Same-sex marriage, Bishop]

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Critique On Against Gay Marriage

- Critique on Against Gay Marriage Is marriage strictly between male and female, or should it also be open for homosexuals. William Bennett, a well known politician believes in the traditional marriage, being between a male and female. His thesis reads “We are engaged in a debate which, in a less confused time, would be considered pointless and even oxymoronic: the question of the same-sex marriage” (409). Not only is this statement bias, but other elements of his work held problems. The way his case was defended was ineffective to his case....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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The Issue Of Gay Marriage

- America has come a long way since the founding fathers wrote the Constitution in 1787. Many amendments have been altered and new ones have been added in order to keep up with the fast-paced, ever changing society of America. Although these amendments may still be relevant in society today, some people struggle to understand how they apply to modern lives, especially since the Constitution was written over 250 years ago. One issue this brings up is the topic of gay marriage - an issue which, even after the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Every day, a woman name Patricia Houston, who is with her partner Sara Walker have to fight for their right to get marry and have children in the state of Texas . However, Patricia could get marry in 37 other states heck even New Mexico and Oklahoma is literally right near her, yet she continued to fight to make Texas to lift the bans of homosexuality marriage in Texas. In this era of serious concern about homosexuality, ask just about anyone. They will all tell you they 're in favor of equal rights for homosexuals....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should NOT Be Legal

- The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Is this a good thing. The legalization of gay or lesbian marriage has been a touchy subject for some time now some say it should be and some say that it shouldn't be legal. The subject should not be taken lightly and should require most some serious thought as to which side they choose to be on. Most people have a hard time with this subject because of long term moral debates they have with themselves because maybe they have family members that choose this lifestyle or may actually be considering it themselves....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- ... Homosexual couples shouldn 't be treated as if their not people because of their sexual preference. "Gay Marriage will have no impact whatsoever on heterosexual communities, just as racial integration in the 60 's had no negative impact on white communities. "(Alex King). No one should be in control of someone else 's life or their freedom to be able to get married.   Making gay marriage legal will also help in the rise of more children being adopted. Many homosexual couples want a child or children to finally complete their family....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage, Law]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Cann Chin Professor Griesmann English 1B 20 February 2013 Gay Marriage Since the dawn of time, homosexuality has naturally occurred along with the rest of the world, but to many people, attraction to the same gender is still considered an abnormality. Lifestyles, such as orientation, gender, or race are constantly berated with discrimination, especially in the past. In our current society, discrimination has withered to a bare minimum, but there will always be room for a new one to rise. A large portion of the world have judgemental eyes, and sadly, these eyes have denied the rights of many, with one of the major discrimination being gay marriage....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Law]

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The Constitutional Right Of Gay Marriage

- The constitutional right of gay marriage is a hot topic for debate in the United States. Currently, 37 states have legal gay marriage, while 13 states have banned gay marriage. The two essays, "What’s Wrong with Gay Marriage?" by Katha Pollitt and "Gay "Marriage": Societal Suicide" by Charles Colson provide a compare and contrast view of why gay marriage should be legal or not. Pollitt argues that gay marriage is a constitutional human right and that it should be legal, while Colson believes that gay marriage is sacrilegious act that should not be legal in the United States and that “it provides a backdrop for broken families and increases crime rates” (Colson, pg535)....   [tags: Marriage, Family, United States Constitution]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Gay marriage legalization has reached a national stage in the past decade (Kellard). It’s understandable that some people are uncomfortable with something they are not familiar with, but this is no reason to deny a group of people the rights they deserve as citizens of the United States. Denying homosexuals the right to marry is doing more harm than the people opposing it can imagine and marriage has so many different connotations. It is unfair to put a limitation on a concept that has so many meanings for so many different people....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Law]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?

- Should Gay Marriage be Legal. Introduction Over the few past years, same sex marriage has been one of the most contentious issues; it has raised heated debates over its legalization. Same sex marriage is the union of two people of the same gender which can also be referred to as the marriage equality or equal marriage (Stockland, 2008, p. 89). The majority of the people feel that this is ungodly act as well as immoral while a few people, most probably from the gay family feel that it is their constitutional right to express their love in the holy union of marriage despite their gender....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Law]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- RD of Synthesis Essay “’til Death Do Us Part?” How many people do you know with a girlfriend or boyfriend. Or that are married. I’m sure it’s a countless amount. But how many of those couples are same-sex couples. There are many same-sex couples across the world; however, many of those couples are facing a huge dilemma, not being able to get married. Gay marriage is banned in most areas of the world. This is an ethical issue that is these people face every day. If two people are in love, it shouldn’t matter what sex they are, as long as they are happy....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Same-sex marriage has been one of the most controversial topics in the United States, and gay couples have been facing harsh judges by others. Gay marriage is very important because it challenges our values on freedom, and this will affect the next generation’s understanding of marriage. In “The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage,” the author uses historical facts trying to convince his audience that same-sex marriage should be protected under laws and granted respect by people. On the other hand, the author of “Prop 8 Hurts My Family-ask Me How” uses incidences of how homosexual couples are being harassed and discriminated by others to show how they were unequally treated after prop 8 was p...   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality]

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The Tragedy of Gay Marriage

- Sam Schulman’s “The Worst Thing About Gay Marriage” presents an interesting argument against gay marriage that hinges upon maintaining a traditional form of marriage. He actually claims that gay marriage is “unnecessary”(381). According to Schulman, there are 4 primary effects of marriage within his definition he calls the kinship system. First, marriage protects and controls a woman’s sexuality. Second, the possible pairings are limited by the kinship system to avoid incest or other taboos. Third, marriage creates a situation where licit sex can occur....   [tags: Sam Schulman, Marriage]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?

- Over the years, gay marriage has become a worldwide known issue, and in Texas it is still a debate whether it should still be legalized. At the moment, it is not legal or illegal in the state. It is in the state of “anti-relationship recognition constitutional amendment; a federal judge has ruled that the amendment is unconstitutional, and the decision is now on appeal to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, with the ruling stayed” (Freedom to Marry, Inc, 2013-2014). “As of May 21, 2014, gay marriage has been legalized in 19 US states (CA, CT, DE, HI, IA, IL, MA, MD, ME, MN, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OR, PA, RI, VT, and WA) and the District of Columbia” (Gay Marriage, 2014)....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legalized

- Traditionally in this country, marriage has been defined as a religious and legal commitment between a man and a woman. Homosexual relationships are slowly gaining acceptance in this country; however these same-sex couples cannot marry legally, have or adopt children, and are believed to threaten society. Some states are performing commitment ceremonies called “civil unions” which is marriage without using the word “marriage”. Many heterosexual citizens as well as politicians are against gay marriage, but, believe it should be left up to the states to decide....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Homosexual couples often feel left out and socially rejected because they do not have the same rights as straight people (Gale Group). Homosexuals should have the same rights as straight people. They should not feel left out of a group or feel any different than a straight person would. Everyone is equal and homosexual people should enjoy life feeling equal to hetereosexual people, which means they should have the same rights and marriage privileges as those who are straight. Homosexual people are the same as heterosexual people....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage, HIV]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 US states. Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy stated in the majority opinion: "The court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry. No longer may this liberty be denied to them." Marriage between same-sex couples continues to be a heated issue of debate in society today. Denying gay marriage affects gay and lesbian couples and lets people think that is acceptable to discriminate against them....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?

- There are only a limited number of ways to terminate alimony or spousal support. Section 20-109(A) of the Virginia Code states that one of those ways is to show that, based upon clear and convincing evidence, the spouse receiving support has been habitually cohabiting with another person in a relationship analogous to a marriage for one year or more. Given that gay marriage is now legal in Virginia, you might think that “cohabitating with another person in a relationship analogous to a marriage” applies to opposite-sex and same-sex couples alike....   [tags: Marriage, Same-sex marriage, Alimony, Law]

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My Thoughts On Gay Marriage

- On June 30, 2015, I received the following Facebook message: “Hello, I’m interested in your thoughts [on] legalizing gay marriage. I’d love to read your thoughts in an article. Thank you!!” My thoughts on this Supreme Court decision handed down in the “marriage” month of June--allegedly a month named after the Roman goddess of marriage, who was also the wife of Zeus--are irrelevant. Whether I expressed them or not, quite a number of things would still happen. For example, blossoming flowers would still clothe naked landscapes....   [tags: Marriage, Same-sex marriage, Crime against nature]

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Gay Marriage Will Harm Children

- The Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Yet, same-sex marriage continues to be a highly debated issue. If same-sex couples are allowed to marry they will hurt heterosexuals. If they are denied this right, then they are hurt. If it is something we have to recognize is that marrying same-sex persons represents itself as a social experiment that never has been experimented, including by societies that fomented the homosexuality (for example the traditional Greeks) as it is explained in Rezza encyclopedia....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Allowed?

- ... Homosexual people should be allowed to marry. One argument against gay marriage is that homosexual couples are not the ideal environments to raise children in. Any convicted felon (child molesters, murderers...) can be married and raise children. Many scientific studies have shown that children raised in homes with homosexual couples are just as good as those of straight couples. Psychologists tell us that what makes the difference is the love of the parents, not their gender. Gay people can love their children just as well as anyone else....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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The Argument Against Gay Marriage

- The major argument against gay marriage is that it goes against what the Bible teaches. The Bible was written by many authors and exhibits a diverse account of sexual customs and behaviors, several of which transformed over a thousand year period of Biblical history. Biblical cultures accepted concubines and polygamy, two practices that are not sanctioned in the United States. “The Bible knows only a love ethic, which is constantly being brought to bear on whatever sexual mores are dominant in any given country, or culture, or period.” (Wink 10) “Marriage matters, because marriage is how society decides whose relationships matter, and whose don 't....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Introduction “Do you, take him to be your lawfully wedded husband. Do you love, comfort, honor and keep him, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer for as long as you both shall live?” (“DOTCOMWOMEN”) This is just one of the traditional speeches you might have heard in a normal wedding when a couple is pronounced husband and wife. How different would it be if it were for a same-sex marriage. Define ‘marriage: Firstly, what is marriage. Basically, the definition of marriage varies with cultures and views....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Gay Marriage Gay marriage has become one of the most widely debated issues in today’s society. Prior to this past summer, 37 out of 50 U.S. states allowed gay marriages to take place. However, on June 26, 2015, it was determined by the Supreme Court that the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to get married in in all fifty states of the United States of America. This single act put most of religious America in an uproar. Nevertheless, all heterosexuals are not against homosexuals....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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Gay Marriage Should be Legal

- There can be no question about the definition of marriage. There is considerable evidence form history, the origins of the word, and even its current legal use. Yet, somehow there is still tension and confusion surrounding the issue of same-sex marriage. As the debate intensifies, emotional ones quickly replace rational thoughts. Lately, homosexuals carry out most of the fight for the right to be married. Of course, there are several other situations, in which people attempt to challenge traditional matrimony....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays]

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Gay Marriage Must Be Legal

- Legal marriage is the right of all Americans regardless of their sexual orientation. Gay marriage is certainly a hot button issue. It invokes an emotional dialogue filled with passion, rage, hate and fear. However, at the base of it all, are two people who are in a committed relationship living normal and productive lives and contributing to society in a positive manner. This issue is being debated in every state of the union, and will eventually go to the Supreme Court. Gay people want to formalize their relationship and gain some of the legal standing and support that is given to heterosexual couples on a daily basis....   [tags: Pro Same Sex Marriage Essays]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- ... I disagree with the Supreme Court from the standpoint they should have given the state,” Even though that is a valid argument and it is quite true ,it still has its flaws. Gay marriage should have been legal a considerable amount of time ago, despite whatever the state leaders believed in themselves.State leaders are to serve their population, but by denying homosexual individuals the right to marry for so long they had failed to serve their population and it was completely correct for the higher court to step in if state leaders are failing....   [tags: Marriage, Supreme Court of the United States]

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The Debate Over Gay Marriage

- In the last 45 years gay groups have been fighting with mainstream America in order to gain the right to enjoy the same rights as all other Americans. In the last ten years they have been fighting for their right to join in marriage. The individual States are left to determine the laws that govern this situation. Gays and other liberals feel that they have a right to join together in harmony, while the conservative groups in the United States fight this position adamantly. We will look at the arguments for both sides, to determine which side has a strongest argument....   [tags: same-sex-marriage, supreme court]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Within the last year lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals are increasingly open, recognize, and are able to come out of the closet sort to speak. This country has made significant advances on accepting gays and lesbians in our society and on June 26, 2015 the US Supreme Court ruled that same sex couples could marry in all fifty states legally. Although many people are in support of same-sex marriage, some are still opposed to it based on deeply rooted religious beliefs. Freedom laws have been drawing up in response to the US Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage ever since....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Homophobia]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- Gay Marriage This information will be providing the historical background about same – sex marriage in the United States and also brief information and facts about gay adoption and benefits as a gay couple. Next will be seeking through the tradition of family and the way society envisions family. Sandra Bem is a theorist that talks about the theory Gender Role Theory and the impacts that gender and sex roles stereotypes may have on society. Sandra Bem has had great success within psychology with her research in sex roles, unconventional families and gender schema theory....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Gender role]

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

- First of all let’s look back at the example set by the other before mentioned countries that have allowed gay marriage. The best example being South Africa, which allows for religious leaders to participate in same-sex marriage ceremonies but DOES NOT REQUIRE them to. This seems the best-suited way to handle this situation as it does not interfere with either parties’ civil liberties. As David Masci points out in his article for the Pew Research Center, “Virtually everyone agrees that the First Amendment to the U.S....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, United States Constitution]

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Gay Marriage and the Government

- In recent years, the debate over same-sex marriage has grown into a nationwide controversy, reverberating into the halls of congress, at the white house, in dozens of state and legislature and courtrooms, and in the rhetoric of election campaigns at both the national and state levels. As the debate rages on, the American religious community remains deeply divided over the issue, and over the morality of homosexuality. The debate has grown from an issue that occasionally arose in a few states to a national and even worldwide controversy....   [tags: same sex marriage, political, american government]

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