Persuasive Essay On Same Sex Marriage

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Marriage is defined as a union between men and women. Fifteen states are against same sex marriage and more states allowed it. Oppose same-sex marriage (DOMA), passed in 1996, allows the states to deny same sex marriage (Santoro and Wirth, "Hollingsworth v. Perry"). Couples with the same sex desire to have the same rights as the couples with opposite sex. Same sex couples desire to be married legally. Taking away the right of marrying from the same sex couple is the same as denying their civil rights, and it violates the laws that are in the constitution (Santoro and Wirth, Hollingsworth v. Perry). In 2000, California received proposition 22 which allows the marriage to take place between men and women only because men and women are able to have children and create a family. This law violated the equal protection and due process that is being discussed in the 14th amendment of the constitution (Santoro and Wirth, "Hollingsworth v. Perry"). Therefore, California 's supreme court provided same sex couples with a…show more content…
As a result, more states define marriage as relationship between men and women. By the end of the year 2000, forty states is opposed same sex marriage. Many states such as Nebreska, Hawaii, and Alaska prohibits same sex marriage in that year because Hawaii 's supreme court demonstrates that it is possible for the states to recognize same sex marriage. In 2000, more states recognizes same sex relationships, and Vermont recognizes civil unions between same sex couples. Couples in Vermont receive protection that married couples deserve. The states supreme court makes it clear in Baker v. Vermont that same sex couples deserve to have the same rights as the opposite-sex couples under the state 's constitution, "Common Benefit

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