Gay Civil Rights

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Gay Civil Rights

There are controversies in our world today that are being solved daily, but on appears to be

unsolvable . Same-sex marriage is constantly talked about and protested, in both congress and

simple conversation. Although the Declaration of Independence states “all men are created equally”

our society begs to differ. This simply proves the United States is not able to live up the

constitution. These same-sex couples are legally not permitted to get married. State by state laws

are slowly getting passed to legalize this type of marriage with the exception of the few who refuse.

So far there are fifteen legal states. Although these states are either legal or on the way, it does not

mean the people in the states completely agree.

Being against same-sex marriage is equivalent to not believing in our natural rights in the

constitution. Our government has the power of marriage, even if the marriage takes place

somewhere other than the white house, it is only official with a marriage license issued by the state

Any restrictions on gay marriage is discrimination exactly like the discrimination against colored

people. Although America believes majority rules, the minority should also be protected.

The “Defense of Marriage Act” of 1996 which denies federal same-sex marriage has been

ruled unconstitutional. The act not only violated the 14th amendment but also couples marriage

benefits including hospital visitation during an illness, taxation and inheritance rights, access to

family health coverage, and protection in the event of divorce. These couples will receive the same

eleven thousand federal rights that straight married couples have. Supreme court decided that same-

sex couples ...

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...that opposing same-sex marriage does not make sense. Gay couples do not seem to be harming the

country in any way, yet homophobes refuse to acknowledge that. The concept that marriage should

only be between a man and a woman does not seem to have any logical defense. There are some

people that think same-sex marriage should not be allowed because they and others voted against it,

although many other states and countries allow it. Others think that gay couples inability to create

is cause enough to prevent their marriage, although even if they did affect the rate of population

growth they may very well prevent many problems involved with the environment. A third

argument is that it would complicate laws involving marriage, even though marriage has been

altered over the years and changing the definition would only involve changing a

few words in laws.
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