Persuasive Essay On Same Sex Marriage

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One of the biggest controversies of our generation is same-sex marriage. It’s been on the front of media, plastered across thousands of newspapers, and even been heavily discussed at family dinner tables all across America. The dynamic of marriages going beyond that of man and women have been both praised and condemned. Since the beginning of civilization, same-sex relationships and marriages have been common practice. The Roman Empire was not hesitant toward same-sex relationships, and there was a broad approval of homosexuality and bisexuality among the Roman citizens. Romans were not the only known foreign civilizations with same-sex relationships, evidence exists that same-sex marriages were tolerated in parts of Mesopotamia and Ancient…show more content…
Vermont was the first U.S. state to sign a bill verifying same-sex couples as equal to heterosexual couples. Germany signed a bill that same year recognizing partnerships for same-sex couples. However, in 2004, headway started to come for same-sex relationships in the United States. California, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, and New York started to recognize same-sex unions in some sort of away. Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex marriage. Shortly after Massachusetts, Connecticut signed a same-sex civil union bill. Also California officially legalized same-sex marriages on the year of 2008. During the year of 2009 Iowa, New Hampshire, and Vermont legalized same-sex marriage as well. On October 22, 2013, Jason Pickel and Darren Black Bear became the first public gay couple to get married in Oklahoma, but the marriage was issued through a tribe and not the state. Jason and Darren are both members of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribe. They had been partners for eight and half years and considered going out of state to get married, instead a tribal officer said the tribe would allow it. Rosemary Stephens, editor in chief of the Tribal Tribune, a newspaper owned by the tribe, said, “The Tribe’s laws does not address gender in its marriage

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