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...tes, including Hawaii, had taken action to preclude homosexuals from obtaining marriage licenses. With 11 states going so far as to bury the language within their constitutions (Coontz, 274), lifting the ban on homosexual marriage in the United States made it more difficult to achieve (Denike, 77).
Eventually, the LGBTQ movement began asking the United States government to allow them to enter into legal marriages; marriages consisting of two consenting, monogamous adults that will allow them the benefits and rights enjoyed by heterosexual counterpart married couples. The appeal, based on its Constitutional merit, the movement sought that the government 's decision should not include cultural considerations, political ramifications, or preceding historical events, nor should public opinion have any part on its ruling - otherwise it is nothing short of discrimination.
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