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Same Sex Marraige Should be Legal in the US

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The Federal Government should make same sex marriage legal in the United States. It is a human and civil right which is being denied to the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual) community. Same-sex couples should have access to the same marriage benefits and public acknowledgment enjoyed by heterosexual couples and prohibiting gay marriage is unconstitutional discrimination. Denying gay marriage infringes on the Civil Rights of American citizens. Not allowing same sex marriage is also a minority discrimination. Prohibiting gays to marry interferes with legal rights of Separation of Church and State. If same sex marriage were allowed, there would be Economic Benefits for the country. Not to mention, Gay marriage would make it easier for same-sex couples to adopt, providing stable homes for children who would otherwise be left in foster care. There are several various reasons that gays and lesbians seek the right of marriage for personal reasons also and they should not be denied the same rights as anyone.

As American citizens we are promised our unalienable rights of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness as it states in the Declaration of Independence. Our forefathers probably never imagined this day would come, that women and men in America would fight for the right to marry their same sex just as heterosexuals marry. But then, neither could they dream that the President of the United States would attempt to write discrimination into our Constitution, either. The fact remains that the Constitution was written to "...secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity." (Preamble)

The legality of same-sex marriage has come under scrutiny. But what hasn’t been considered is the legality o...

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