Same-Sex Marriage Should be Legalized

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"So now you see the light, eh!

Stand up for your rights. Come on!

Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!"

Lyrics form the song, "Get Up, Stand Up", by Bob Marley

Same Sex Marriage should be legalized in the United States. There are over 1,049 federal rights and also over 300 state rights (depending on what state) that couples receive when they become offical married of many of which are denied to people in civil unions. One of the most hypocritical statements in the constitution is that it specifically written that marriage is limited only between a man and women when it dictates equality of all genders. Obviously since the goverment has set up so many barriers against gay marriage its only logical that gay americans are also being treated as low-class citizens which was similiar to the time when people of different races could not marry in the U.S. Simply put, United States is a country that has devoted itself to equality and freedom, therefore, when the illegalization of gay marriage occurs, the government itself is encroaching upon the rights and freedoms of gay people that they themselves supposedly uphold due to popular opinion.

Civil unions (also known as domestic partnership) are, in respect, the same thing as a marriage between two people except it was intentionally created as a institution for gay americans who wanted same-sex marriage. Although this seems as a nice alternative to an actual marriage, this also constitutes that there is something unequal upon marriage and civil unions relating to the "brown vs bo...

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...roperly won were not due to popular opinion but the simple truth. Same Sex marriage should be legal.

Bibliography

http://www.lovingday.org/map_access.htm

http://members.tripod.com/~MPHAWAII/RBlaws/couples2.htm

http://www.kenyaweb.com/history/religions/marriage.html

http://www.rossde.com/editorials/childrenofgays.html

Legalizing Gay Marriage by Michael Mello, Temple University Press Philadelphia

Why you Should Give A Damn About Gay Marriage by Davina Kotulski, Ph.D.

Bibliography

http://www.lovingday.org/map_access.htm

http://members.tripod.com/~MPHAWAII/RBlaws/couples2.htm

http://www.kenyaweb.com/history/religions/marriage.html

http://www.rossde.com/editorials/childrenofgays.html

Legalizing Gay Marriage by Michael Mello, Temple University Press Philadelphia

Why you Should Give A Damn About Gay Marriage by Davina Kotulski, Ph.D.
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