all rights afforded under the Constitution of the United States of America. This means that all same sex couples should be afforded the right to marry. There is a pertinent question on the minds of all Americans. How is marriage defined? The first country to legalize gay marriage was Denmark in 1989. In 1993 Norway formed Registered Domestic Partnerships, and in 1996, Iceland formed Registered Cohabitations (Zeller, "Anti-Gay", par. 5). Both of these legislations extended gay marriage. Germany in
their taxes, should be afforded the rights of an American citizen. However, not all citizens are afforded equal rights. Gay and lesbians are denied rights that are taken for granted by the average American. Gay and lesbians couples are denied the right to marry. They are held at an unfair disadvantage solely because of their sexual orientation. I don’t think this is fair because gays and lesbians should be afforded the same rights as heterosexual couples. One common problem with gay and lesbian
community and abides by the law should be afforded the rights of an American. However, not all citizens are afforded equal rights. Gay and lesbians are constantly denied rights that are typically taken for granted by the average American. Specifically, gay and lesbians couples are denied the right to marry even if they are upstanding citizens. They are held at an unfair disadvantage simply because of their sexual orientation. This discrimination must end because gay and lesbian couples are law-abiding
love with one another and want to celebrate your commitment by getting married and raising a family. Both of you go to get your marriage license only to be told by State officials that you do not qualify for one because you are both from the same sex. Unfortunately, this was the hardship that most same-sex couples in America faced every day for the past several decades. Gay and lesbians were consistently denied rights that are typically taken for granted by the average American. They were held at an
groups in the United States have fought for their civil rights in past decades, it is the gay community that now finds itself striving for equal opportunities in our culturally diverse nation. Although they have already come a long way in the path of acceptance, most recently the gay community has had to confront extremist conservative groups who claim that allowing same-sex couples to join in a civilly recognized union violates the act of a traditional, sacred marriage. Gay and lesbian individuals
Debate over the legalization of same sex marriage has been a large debate in the US for a long time. The two biggest groups that partake in this opposition come from either the religious community or by gay and non religious individuals. Religion to date plays a big part and influences decisions to keep same sex marriage illegal. It has been shown in studies (Woodward) that there are many religious groups that have been actively involved in support of ballots such as Proposition 8 in California.
Same-Sex Marriage The United States is known world wide for its civil rights and freedoms. Many Americans are appalled by the idea of same-sex marriages. What?s wrong with the idea of two people who care greatly for one another wanting to spend their lives together? The gay community is misunderstood because many straights are not willing to listen. These individuals would rather just be closed-minded in this situation and reticent to really think about what this means to the gay community and
rights they are granted by their government. A civil citizen who pays their taxes, serves their community and abides by the law should be given the rights of an American. However, not all citizens are afforded equal rights. Same Sex Couples are consistently denied rights that are typically taken for granted by the average American. A lot of people who are pro Same Sex Marriage (S.S.M) as I am feel that homosexual couples are held at an unfair disadvantage solely because of their sexual orientation.
embroiled in the national debate over gay marriage are proving themselves incapable of changing anything. Gay rights in America have taken a long and winding path towards equality, from the Stonewall Riots of 1969 to the outlawing of anti-sodomy legislation in 2003 following Lawrence v. Texas (Cornell 2003). The final frontier of gay rights, marriage equality, was in the limelight this past summer following the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional (Barnes
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,