Same Sex Marriage Essay

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Same Sex marriages
Jermarious Kirkendoll
Amer Gov. 2:00 p.m

There is a lot of controversy over same sex marriage. Some are for such marriage and others are against it. Personally, I am against same sex marriage. I feel as if same sex marriage should not be allowed in the US. In order to ban same sex marriage an amendment must be passed. To have an amendment passed both Houses of Congress must propose the amendment with a two-thirds vote. This is how all current amendments have been offered. Also two-thirds of the State legislatures must call on Congress to hold a Constitutional Convention.
In order for an amendment to be ratified three-fourths of the State legislatures must approve of the amendment proposed by Congress, and three-fourths of the states must approve the amendment via ratifying conventions. This method has only been used once, to repeal Prohibition (21st Amendment). Yes I do think an amendment is needed to ban same sex marriage. If an amendment is used to ban such marriage, then that would make it unconstitutional. I do not favor same sex marriage. I feel as if same sex marriage is a sin and that people should avoid living that sinful lifestyle and live right, by God. The amendment mandates that "marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized." Opponents of the measure ran ads stressing the impact the language would have on straight North Carolina residents, arguing that the measure would eliminate protections against domestic violence. There are 30 states that are for banning same sex marriage. The “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that prevented gays, lesbians, and bisexuals from openly serving in the military was effective from 1993 to 2011...

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...oters approved Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment outlawing same-sex marriage, thereby overturning the state Supreme Court decision that gave gay couples the right to wed.

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