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The Rights Of Same Sex Marriage

- Imagine after years of searching you found that one person, your one true love, to spend the rest of your life with. Both of you are deeply in love with one another and want to celebrate your commitment by getting married and raising a family. Both of you go to get your marriage license only to be told by State officials that you do not qualify for one because you are both from the same sex. Unfortunately, this was the hardship that most same-sex couples in America faced every day for the past several decades....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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The Rights Same Sex Couples

- Up until recent time, Society generally associated heterosexuality as the utmost acceptable sexual orientation. As a result of this generalisation, those who identified themselves as Gay, Lesbian or bisexual experienced substantial amounts of marginalisation, oppression and/or discrimination, where in some cases it is still ongoing, especially for those in a same-sex relationship. As time progresses and social change continues, it is a question of whether or not same sex couples have greater rights today in contrast to previous generations....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality]

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Parents And Same Sex Adoption

- If you were to Google the definition of the word family, you would see “a group consisting of parents and children living in a household” or “a person or people related to one and so to be treated with a special loyalty or intimacy.” In my opinion, family is a group of people, no matter their race, religion, or sexual orientation, who love each other and will do anything to protect them. However, there are people in this world who believe family should be limited to parents of opposite genders. Mitch and Cam Pritchett are the power couple when it comes to same-sex adoption, even though they are fictional....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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Same Sex Marriages And Relationships

- Same-Sex Marriages/Relationships Introduction Homosexuality is considered to be a sexual attraction between the members of the same gender. With the recent growth of homosexual relationships, this phenomenon is widely debated everywhere. As for this essay, it argues that that same-sex marriage should be supported as well as legalized due to the number of individual, social and moral challenges that are likely to lead to traumatic effects when disregarding the relationships of the abovementioned category of people....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality]

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The Rights Of A Same Sex Marriage

- Looking past the family traditions, culture, and religion obstacles, same sex marriages truly seek equality in tax laws, health care coverage, and family unity (). Goals just like any other couple in love. Gays and lesbians should be recognized the same as heterosexual couples and have all the benefits and rights. I cannot understand what makes it so difficult to achieve happiness as a same sex couple. “Let us learn to live and let live,” (). It is my belief that the couple defines what marriage is and should enforce the laws of of commitment to each other not the church nor the government.Society also has to recognize that through the years, the definition of marriage has evolved....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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The Issue Of Same Sex Marriage

- The American nation was founded on the principles that were viewed as inalienable by our founding fathers; life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. For most American citizens these rights are granted to them as long as they continue to abide by the laws and standards of their communities. However, there are citizens who pay their taxes and remain within the boundaries of the law who are continually denied these rights. Rights that the founders of this country went to war with Britain to guarantee to each and every American....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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A Research Of Same Sex Marriage

- A Research of Same Sex Marriage Legalization A traditional marriage took on a role of saving men and women from being sinful, sharing love, and of procreation. The institution of marriage has not changed through many years of history. Many people hold the view that regardless of how people enter into matrimony, marriage is a bond between two people that involves responsibility and legalities, as well as commitment and challenge. However, different people have different opinions about marriage....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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The Legalization Of Same Sex Marriage

- As of June 26, 2015 the legalization of same sex marriage was passed in over 15 states in the United States of America. Same sex marriage was one of the biggest controversies known world wide due to religious beliefs, personal beliefs, and parental beliefs. Although many can argue why they disagree with same sex marriage, research and personal experience will show why same sex marriage is approved. The number one con of same sex marriage is of course religion. Some believe that if you date of the same sex then you will go to hell....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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The Rights Of Same Sex Marriage

- A social justice issue that has been in the news lately is equality for same-sex couples, and their right to marry. There are many advocates fighting for this issue, as well as enemies fighting against this issue. One enemy of this issue is Chief Justice Roy S. Moore. Moore was suspended in May 2016 because he conducted probate judges to enforce a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage even though it had been legal since June 2015. Moore sent out a four-page order in early January to sixty-eight judges....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Law]

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Same Sex Marriage Is Not Acceptable

- Same Sex Marriage Is Not Acceptable On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court came to the conclusion that marriage is a right protected by the U.S. constitution in all 50 states. Prior to their decision, same sex marriage was legal in 37 states, including Washington D.C. Same sex marriage goes against what the bible says. I feel that homosexuality is unnatural and immoral. Gay marriage is incompatible with the beliefs of several Christian. Marriage is the joining of a man and a woman, who loves one another and wants to spend the rest of their lives together....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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The Stigma Of Same Sex Parenting

- By trying to compare the results from the aforementioned study, it weakens the confidence of it and is labeled as suspect science which relies heavily on a subjective set of participants. In spite of doing well (according to this study) many of these children experience a certain shame which can be linked to lower scores on a number of scales. Thus, there is in fact a “catch 22” to this study, which is that when children perform well it can be attributed to same-sex parenting and when they do not it is because of the stigma of same-sex parenting....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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The Issue Of Same Sex Couples

- Same sex couples today have greater rights than they did in previous generations Over the past few centuries in Australia gay and lesbian people have faced many challenges such as criminalisation and discrimination. Since 1948 when Australia signed the Declaration of Human Rights, social changes have allowed gay and lesbian rights to increase in contrast to previous generations. Power structures in society have excluded rights from same sex couples such as marriage, adoption and IVF rights that heterosexual couples possess....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, LGBT]

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The Issue Of Same Sex Marriage

- The issue of same-sex marriage has come into the spotlight this past decade. Gay rights activists argue that every couple deserves the right to be marries; however, there is a significant amount of opposition from Christians, who believe marriage should only be between a man and a woman. As of April 2015, there are 37 states in America where same sex marriage is legal (“Gay Marriage”). There are many branches of Christianity that are against gay marriage, such as Catholicism, yet some branches have recently shown support and acceptance of it....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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The Issue Of Same Sex Marriage

- Among issues that humanity is trying to deal with, same-sex marriage, also referred to as gay marriage, is one controversial issue argued everywhere, and as our society evolves, what used to be considered as taboo years ago is just becoming normal subjects. People’s opinions about same-sex marriage have greatly changed with time, and the reality today is that its legalization is strongly supported by approximately 54 % of the population of the United States compared to 1996 which was approximately 24 % (Pew Research)....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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The Issue Of Same Sex Marriage

- Gay marriage is the most controversial issue in American society. Although the issue of same sex marriage did not become popular until 1969 when protesters in New York launched the gay rights movement. In response, Christians in America have led movements against countless issues. These issues include: alcoholism, witchcraft, communism, and abortion, but homosexuality strikes a deep wound as it attacks the fundamental building blocks of a family. Throughout history, most societies and religions have viewed homosexuality with disdain or have completely forbidden it....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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The Legalization Of Same Sex Marriage

- When I was younger, I viewed the world as a fairytale that I just so happened to live in. Apple released the iPhone that transformed the way people kept up with news worldwide. The shooting at the Colorado Theater put people in a frenzy, it created a fear of public places. The legalization of same-sex marriage created a war between the radical Christians and the liberals. The release of the iPhone, the shooting in the Colorado Theater, and the legalization of gay marriage changed my perspective on how the world is changing constantly....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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The Issue Of Same Sex Marriage

- The issue of same-sex marriage was an extremely controversial topic within Ireland. However, all controversy was put to rest when on May 28, 2015, the predominately Roman Catholic Republic of Ireland became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote. Additionally, the issue divided the population of Ireland into to two corners those who were pro-family versus those who were pro-marriage. Pro-family citizens opposed the marriage equality referendum and the pro-marriage side supported it....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Legalization Of Same Sex Marriage

- Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage: The Impact Same-Sex Marriage a legal union of two individuals of the same gender. From the Freedom to Marry campaign to TV shows like Modern Family, the movement to legalize same-sex marriage in America has risen over the years and continues to spark controversy. On the show Modern Family, Mitchel and Cameron play two married, gay fathers who adopt and raise Lily, a Vietnamese orphan. Like most actual father, they both dote on their daughter, push her to succeed and provide her with a happy home....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Gay Sex And Same Sex Relationships

- “No wonder you are so stressed. Getting all that together sounds like a headache and half,” Stephanie said shaking her head then with a quizzical look on her face asked, “Now wait, isn’t Lily that the sister that was so anti-gay when you first came out?” Nodding her head Leah confirmed Stephanie had it correct, “I don’t know who took it the hardest, my mother or Lily. She is the oldest so she always felt like she was my mama. Keep in mind, when I came out I was in my second year of graduate school and had been out on my own for three years making my own money....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality]

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Same Sex Marriage Is Touched

- Every time the topic of same sex marriage is touched, different opinions are brought up. It is a very controversial subject. Until a few weeks ago it was against the law to be married with someone whom you share the same sex with. Now that it’s legal will it be right to the eyes of many individuals in our surroundings. Perhaps not. What are future problems that we will be facing now that it is legal or which one will we not face. Comparing the norm many of us have grown up to and the changes that we will possibly undergo after a social change....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Justification For Same Sex Marriage

- Justification for same - sex marriage To begin with, gay marriage has been a controversial issue in today 's society. It seems to me that the government finds it difficult to accept same - sex couples into marriage. By the government prohibiting same - sex couples from getting married, they are denying them freedom that every other American has. "Marriage is a unique legal status conferred by and recognized by governments all over the world. It brings with it a host of reciprocal obligations, rights and protections" (National Organization of Women, 2012, p, 1)....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Fighting for Same Sex Marriage

- There was a pounding feeling in her head as she was carried out of the car. A tickling sensation in her forehead from the blood rushing down her face; it was a small injury that the paramedics easily cleaned up. She heard the cops say the man in the other vehicle was heavily intoxicated and has walked away unharmed. She looks around, but she cannot find who she is looking for. She knows she was not alone in that car and she stands up trying to find her wife. There are people urging her to sit back down unfamiliar with the internal injuries she might have, but as she witnesses a limp body being pulled out of the car she rushes towards it....   [tags: LGBT, Same Sex Marriage, Economy]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Not Be Legalized

- As a country, we have seen many changes. A big change has been the legalization of same- sex marriage. 1.8% of males say they 're gay,and 1.5% of woman said they are lesbian according to a poll was taken in 2013 by the CDC. 60% of Americans are for same-sex marriage. But after a survey taken in February of 2015, 53% of Americans agree that marriage should be defined only as a union between one man and one woman. I believe that same-sex marriage should not be legalized. There are more cons than pros with same-sex marriage that it should just stay illegal....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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No Such Thing As A Same Sex Marriage

- There is no such thing as a same-sex marriage. In the beginning, God created Adam and Eve so it does not make sense that two men or two women are getting married. “The LORD God then built the rib that he had taken from the man into a woman. When he brought her to the man, the man said: “This one, at last, is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; This one shall be called ‘woman,’ for out of man this one has been taken.” That is why a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two of them become one body (Gen....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Civil union]

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Same Sex Marriage Is Not A Crime

- Same-Sex Marriage Why is same-sex marriage a big conflict in today’s society. Why do people oppose it. The world may never know. For many years, there has been a lot of conflict regarding same-sex marriage. It was not until 2015 when same-sex marriage became legalized world-wide. Some states are still outraged with this Supreme Court decision. If the Supreme Court ruled this, then that means that it is harmless and not affecting the American people at all. In my opinion, same-sex marriage is not a crime....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Lesbian, LGBT]

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Same Sex Marriage Is Not A Crime

- Why is same-sex marriage a big conflict in today’s society. Why do people oppose it. The world may never know. For many years, there has been a lot of conflict regarding same-sex marriage. It was not until 2015 when same-sex marriage became legalized world-wide. Some states are still outraged with this Supreme Court decision. If the Supreme Court ruled this, then that means that it is harmless and not affecting the American people at all. In my opinion, same-sex marriage is not a crime. Everyone deserves to be happy, regardless of his/her sexual preference....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage, LGBT]

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Same Sex Marriage Laws.

- Same-Sex Marriage Laws State administrations, voters, and more lately the courts have made sweeping modifications to laws defining whether marriage is restricted to relations between a woman and a man or is extended to same-sex individuals. The status of same-sex marriage has been a contentious issue for a long time, even though several states recognize it. In 1993, the Supreme Court in Hawaii articulated that it could not prohibit same-sex marriages without a convincing reason. Even though gay marriages never took place in Hawaii, the decision caught national attention and sparked the passing of Defense of Marriage Act in more than forty states....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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The Rights Of Same Sex Couple Marriage

- American opposed the equal rights for African-American people and they lost, and now they lost in the battle of prohibiting same-sex couple marriage too. The world always in the motion of changing, and no ideas or beliefs can last forever. Soon or later they would fall and crumble just like the Berlin Wall, which was once stood high and mighty. Gay people have been oppressed for generations and it cannot stay the same any longer. Especially not in America, this is a land of freedom. It is a good thing that same sexes couples are allowed to get married because they make excellent parents, reduce the suicide rate in teenagers....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

- There are many terms used by media outlets to describe same-sex marriage. Marriage equality is the more fair term, and is also prefered by the LGBTQ community. Gay marriage is the term that is usually used by people who oppose same-sex marriage. The term itself is not necessarily offensive, however, it is not quite as polite. The word “gay” can sometimes have a negative connotation. Also, the idea of same-sex marriage is not just about legalizing marriage for homosexuals. It is about everyone being able to be legally married no matter who it is you want to marry....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

- In this paper, I argue that same-sex marriage should be maintained legal in Florida. Furthermore, same-sex couples should have the ability to adopt children and have parenthood privileges. I argue that marriage is a civil right reflected in the United States Constitution and that the quality of parenting should not be determined according to sexual orientation. Same-sex marriage critics claim that SSM is against Christian religious beliefs and should be maintained as the union between a man and a woman....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality]

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The Generation Of Same Sex Marriage

- 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....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Bill Clinton]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

- The debate surrounding same sex marriage, while becoming a widely recognized issue within the past couple years, is one that has a long history and varied opinions. This argument of allowing same sex couples to marry has taken on various aspects, some of them being equality, sanctity of the institution, children’s protection, as well as many other reasoning’s. While marriage equality began as almost non existent, due to 40 of the states having some sort of limit keeping marriage to opposite sex couples by late 2000, it has now developed into 35 states allowing same sex marriage....   [tags: Marriage, Same-sex marriage]

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Pro Same Sex Marriages

- Imagine not being able to marry the person you want to spend the rest of your life with because society doesn’t believe in who you are or who you choose to be with. Just think, of the scenario where you loved a person with all your heart, all your mind, all your soul, but society doesn’t believe that who you love, is “right”. Gay rights should be legalized for numerous reasons but the three most debated over is it will decrease the amount suicide rates of gay teens, its biological, and everyone should be treated equally no matter who they like and who they want to love. To being with, gay rights should be legalized because it will decrease the amount of suicide rates of gay teens and even a...   [tags: legal issues, same sex marriages]

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Should Same Sex Marriage Be Legalized?

- In my essay, the main central focus of this paper is homosexuals in having the right to marry. In my introductory paragraph I included my thesis that mentions all of my topics I will be discussing throughout my paper that includes the previous history of the ruling in gay marriage, what the current status is of today on this brand new law, opinions of people for same-sex marriage, the opinions of people against gay marriage, and lastly my conclusion where I talk about bits and pieces of my whole essay to summarize my thoughts and findings based on my research....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legalized

- Marriage, as defined by Merriam Webster is, “the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law” (“Marriage” def. 1a). This definition may be seen as controversial in the eyes of same sex marriage proponents as it deems marriage is only applicable to heterosexual couples. Over the years, the human definition of marriage has been distorted throughout the minds of Americans. No longer does everybody see marriage as strictly one man and one women bonded together in marriage....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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The Debate Over Same Sex Marriage

- In the United States, the subject of same sex marriage has been a legal and cultural debate since the early 1970’s when the Supreme Court dismissed Baker v. Nelson one of only three cases brought by same sex couples against the state of Minnesota for denying them a marriage license. Over the next three years, various levels in the judicial system deny several other cases seeking validation for same sex marriages across the country. In 1996, President Bill Clinton signs the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as the union between a man and a woman thus restricting all legal protections and responsibilities to heterosexual couples....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Should Same Sex Marriage Be Legalized?

- The Right to Write About Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Same-sex marriage is one of the biggest controversy we have in the world today. Though many people are for same-sex marriage, and worship the lovers that are following their hearts, others are deeply against it and disgusted by the whole matter. In fact, in some way, shape, or form, everyone has had some interaction with this controversy, whether it has had a positive or negative impact on them. Gay people, and lesbian people, are still people....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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The Rights Of Same Sex Marriage

- In the past, in the United States, there are 37 states and Washington DC, which the law of same-sex marriage was already legal. There are the movement of the same-sex marriage laws in the United States since 1970s. In twenty-first century, there are a survey of American people who support the law of same-sex marriage, and each year, the number increase more than previous year. In 2011, this survey shows that the majority of American people support this law to be legal in the public. At present, on Friday, June 26, 2015, the law of same-sex marriage was decided that is legal in all states of the United Stated by the United States Supreme Court....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage, Law]

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The Debate On Same Sex Marriage

- We are surrounded by many social problems; some have been here, unsolved for decades while some are being created at this very moment. But one particular social problem, the one that has been the cause of families drifting apart but also bringing them closer than ever is the debate on same-sex marriage. Not long ago, those involved in same-sex marriage were believed to be demons; they were dehumanized and were looked down upon with disgust. In the hopes of change, this has turned over and now same-sex marriage is acceptable in all of the U.S....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Sociology, Law]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legalized

- Same-Sex Marriage should be legalized Marriage is defined as the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law. It stems all the way back to biblical days when God created Adam and Eve, a perfect partnership of a man and women. While you receive a state issued Marriage license, marriage has been primarily controlled by the church and officiated by a Priest or Pastor. I find it hypocritical that Americans do not want God in schools or law making processes but use it as a scapegoat to ban same-sex marriages....   [tags: Marriage, Same-sex marriage]

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The Debate On Same Sex Marriage

- Same- Sex Marriage Legalization In society today there has been much controversy surrounding the debate on same-sex marriages and its legalization. The lesbian-gay-bisexual (LGB) community’s request for an amendment to the Marriage Act (1996) opened the door for the amplification of public ridicule and discrimination. The experience of discrimination during the struggle for the same rights and privileges as heterosexual couples caused continued stress for same –sex couples. Political campaigns were formed to oppose or support rights to civil marriage between same-sex couples ....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage, LGBT]

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The Issue Of Same Sex Marriage

- The idea of same-sex marriage has been a controversial topic for many years especially in the past couple of months. The Fight between what is Constitutional and what is not and where the Federal government has the right to interfere in state laws has caused major problems within our country. Media, Human rights, and opinions of the people are just some of the reasons this topic has gotten so much attention this past year. The legal definition of “Marriage” and who has the ability to determine that within the government has caused problems The question of whether people have the same rights, no matter their sexual orientation, including the right to marriage has been a controversial topic th...   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality, Law]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

- One of the most important issues for this decade is same sex marriage. There 's lots of debating over this issue, saying it 's against human nature or our religion. Over time people have become more open minded about the idea and now more same sex couples are able to be open about their love with their partner. In Macklemore and Ryan Lewis 's "Same Love" (feat. Mary Lambert), it addressed the problems and hardship that homosexual people have to face against the world. This song sends us a great message, telling us that being gay is nothing to be ashamed of and they could still have the "happily ever after." Singing from a homosexual perspective, the song starts off with a rapping that tell...   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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The Issue Of Same Sex Marriage

- The United States of America is built on the crucial ideals of equality, happiness, and the pursuit of freedom. We are endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights, thus, our life must be composed of these liberties. Our personal endeavor’s must not be forbidden or repressed because of ideals that do not match other’s idealistic principles. Particularly in the era at hand where numerous of vigorous discussions are taking place, one that is consistently a heated matter is the effects of same sex marriage, now that it is established as a nationwide law....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, United States]

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The Issue Of Same Sex Marriage

- Marriage is a term that relates to the union of two people, a man and a woman together. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, the definition of same sex marriage is “the practice of marriage between two men or between two women.” There is a total of nineteen countries worldwide that have legalized Same Sex Marriages including Canada, Argentina, South Africa, etc. Every one in twenty people are gay. According to statistics, sixty percent of women and fifty three percent of men support same sex marriages....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality, LGBT]

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The Acceptance Of Same Sex Marriage

- The Acceptance of Same-Sex Marriage The debate of same sex marriage has been controversial for centuries upon centuries. One of the reason for its high ranking importance is, the issues concerning basic human and moral rights being brought into perspective. Recently, gay marriage has been legalized and shown off with more pride than just the vibrant symbolization of their rainbow flag and marches in NYC. Blood, sweat and tears has gone into the process of the legalization of same-sex marriage and a blind eye should not be turned....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage, Law]

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The Legalization Of Same Sex Marriage

- The statistics show that the children almost immediately benefitted from the legalization of same-sex marriage. Before its legalization, children had negative impacts on the children. However, whenever a major decision is idealized, the children involved are usually a major factor; so, whenever a major decision is made, the children are greatly impacted in their lives and emotions. A great feat has been accomplished, by those who have partaken in the change. In this instance, the acceptance of their parents is all the positive influence the children need to feel as if they are apart of a “normal” family....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, LGBT, Homosexuality]

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The Issue Of Same Sex Marriage

- The Pursuit of Happiness For many years, and more to come, every American can agree that freedom and equality are a guarantee for everyone. Although that statement comes with many exceptions, marriage equality should be included to the list of rights that we are given. In 2015, the Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is a constitutional right, but continues to be a hot debate topic. Same sex marriage does not affect everyone, but it can benefit others in ways that may not have been expected....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage, LGBT]

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The Issue Of Same Sex Marriage

- The issue of same sex marriage has been debated in many countries for a long period of time. Same-sex marriage is an important issue because it concerns basic moral and human rights. In today’s society many individuals have come out and expressed their sexuality. However there are still a large number of people who will not because of the high discrimination in today’s society. Is it our right to deny a right. Research has found that when asked about 75% of people will say, yes, gays deserve the same rights pertaining to housing, jobs, government benefits, equal law protection and public accommodation (APA)....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage, LGBT]

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The Rights Of Same Sex Marriage

- On June 26th of this year, a historic ruling was made in the Supreme Court of the United States that would grant constitutional rights to same-sex marriages. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, one of the authors of the historic ruling, was quoted in his reaction to the voting; “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions....   [tags: Marriage, Polygamy, Polygyny, Same-sex marriage]

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Premarital Sex And Same Sex Marriages

- From premarital sex to same sex marriages, society has seen many changes over the past two or three decades as to what is accepted when it comes to sex and sexuality. Although there have been changes to laws Americans still have a large degree of variance as to what one personally accepts as morally correct or acceptable when it comes to sexual orientation and gender choice. Greenberg, Bruess, and Oswalt define sexual orientation as “the romantic or erotic attraction to a certain gender or both genders” (pg....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Legalization Of Same Sex Marriage

- The upcoming legislative session for Texas will convene in the beginning of 2015, but debate over the major issues is already brewing. Among those issues, and a very critical one, is the legalization of same sex marriage in Texas. The legalization of same sex marriage is being approved in many states across the nation, but the state of Texas, led mostly by conservative Republicans, is still attempting to maintain its ban on same sex marriage. Texas’ opposition to the legalization of same sex marriage is spearheaded by the conservative leaders that currently hold office in the state government....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, United States]

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Equal Rights for Same-Sex Couples

- Imagine being in love with someone, but never having the ability to make the relationship official. For many same-sex couples across the United States of America this is a reality. Even though great strides have been made in the advancement of gay rights, homosexual couples still face opposition from the Federal Government by being denied the right to a marriage. Same-sex marriages should be constitutionalized. While the Federal Government denies gay and lesbian couples the right to marry, there are some state governments which allow same-sex couples the right to domestic partnerships, civil unions, and marriages....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Gay]

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Same Sex Marriage Is Illegal

- On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 US states. Since then, no state in America can declare that same-sex marriage is illegal. Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy stated in the majority opinion: "The Court, in this decision, holds same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry in all States." President Obama praised the decision made by the US Supreme Court. He said: “Sometimes there are days like this, when that slow, steady effort is rewarded with justice that arrives like a thunderbolt,” he continued: “This morning, the Supreme Court recognized that the constitution guarantees marriag...   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Law, Homosexuality]

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Argument Against Same Sex Marriage

- In “A Defense of the ‘sterility objection’ to the New Natural Lawyers’ Argument Against Same sex marriage,” the new natural lawyers (NNL) argues that same sex marriage is imorally impermissible on the basic human good principles. The NNLs’ argument against same-sex marriage employs a number of concepts and principles that are rooted in their overarching moral theory. These principles strongly associated and advocate marriage as a means of procreation. In this paper, I will argue that this argument fails because marriage and procreation are not mutually exclusive to each other....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality]

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Same Sex Marriage As Sin

- IV In conclusion, same-sex marriage as sin (homosexuality) has the same characteristics of rebellion as other sins. All are spiritually deadly. Singling out homosexuality for criticism as something worse than lying, murder, theft, fornication, adultery, or whatever, makes little sense. After saying this, however, same-sex marriage does point to a special development in human culture. Except for one other short-lived cultural example, I have found no other Western incidents of same-sex marriage as an established legal relationship....   [tags: Logic, Truth, Culture, Same-sex marriage]

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Same Sex Marriage And Divorce

- создание семьи, 婚姻, sey, marriage. All represent the same word, but interpreted differently amongst the four countries in discussion. Whether in Russia, China, the Gambia, or the United States marriage and divorce is very intertwined in the culture. Between the four countries, the concept of marriage was fairly similar, while divorce was vastly different. Heterosexual marriage is considered vital in all countries in order to have stability, contain a balance in family dynamics, and to be successful....   [tags: Marriage, Same-sex marriage, Divorce, Wedding]

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The Effects Of Same Sex Marriage On Children

- Same-sex marriage is something that is not currently accepted by most of society, especially in Catholics, Christians and others. In the decade of 1970 begin to emerge in the United States marriages of the same sex. Today there are many views, which are analyzed on same-sex marriage. It has been considered through the impact it could have on children, in religions as well as in the freedom and equality in society. Today there are many studies which show that children of same-sex families are healthier and have better care than children of different- sex marriages....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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The State Of Mississippi Is Same Sex Marriage

- In today’s world, there are several public policy issues. These policy issues are varied in nature. Such topics as abortion, education, and other social reform issues tend to have varied opinions which often lead to controversy. An individual’s personal beliefs generally are shaped by such things as religion, culture, and ethnicity. The aforementioned are all key components and play a vital part in deciding one’s feeling on a given issue. Many public issues vary from culture to culture, and even from state to state at times....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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The Argument For And Against Same Sex Marriage

- Part A The argument for and against same-sex marriage has become quite a controversy between most people today, both legally and socially. Most people argue for or against unisex marriage with their definition of marriage and what they think it stands for. I personally believe that since each person is created equally, everyone deserves and should be given equal rights. I chose to react to Gallagher’s article, “What Marriage Is For” who opposes same-sex marriage, and to Rauch’s article, “Who Needs Marriage” who is for same-sex marriage....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Same Sex Marriage Is A Controversial Matter

- When it comes to topics such as gun control, immigration, abortion and even same-sex marriage, people have different opinions and beliefs on how the issue should be handled. Currently, one of these topics have been a problem. That issue is same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage is a controversial matter that has many negative aspects that follow it. The normative and moral changes of same-sex marriage and relationships has been a social and political issue in the United States. For centuries, the marriage between a man and a woman has always been the expected tradition that is to be followed....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Religion]

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Same Sex Marriage Is A Reoccurring Issue

- Same-sex Marriage Reformation in Australia The issue regarding same-sex marriage recognition is a reoccurring issue that the Australian government, media, and public have discussed for multiple decades. In the past decade however, the general public and media has become more aware and supportive of the LGBT+ (lesbian gay bi trans) community. The issue often enters the House of Representatives and the Senate, but they are quick to be rejected. There have, however, been some amendments to the law to become more inclusive....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Same Sex Marriage Is A Social Problem

- There are 5.2 million to 9.5 million U.S. adult citizens that identify themselves as LGBT (Lesbian, Gay. Bisexual, and Transgender). Roughly 3.6 percent of women aged between 18 and older identify as LGBT, as well as 3.3 percent of men. “As many as 2 million to 3.7 million U.S. children under age 18 may have a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender parent, and about 200,000 are being raised by same-sex couples” (Gates 67). Same-sex marriage is being passed globally. It is acceptable in Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Brazil, France, Denmark, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and Uruguay....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Defining The Boundaries Of Same Sex Marriage

- Defining the Boundaries of Same Sex Marriage Why is it taking so long to legalize same sex marriage throughout the whole United States. Over the course of years, the concept of traditional marriage has changed. Gay marriage, otherwise known as same sex marriage, has been a long debated issue in the United States. Marriage is a social, legal, or religious ceremony that brings two people together to form a family bond in which they are granted marital rights, benefits, and responsibilities. It is a civil right that all Americans equally share; therefore, there is nothing wrong with giving homosexuals the same equal rights and benefits as heterosexuals....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Law]

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Same Sex Marriage Is The United States

- Marriage is defined as “the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law” (Merriam-Webster). This is what many people today would see as the normal typical marriage. But many people tend to ignore that there are other types of marriages as well; an example of this would be same sex marriage. Same sex marriage is the union of two people of the same gender and it is only allowed in some jurisdictions....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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The Argument For Legalizing Same Sex Marriage

- In the country of the United States of America of the great, brave and freedom to people that all lying to the people. The argument for legalizing same sex marriage is one of the biggest problems of the United States. Some states, like California, argue incessantly about it; they pass and repeal the same bills and laws dozens of times before anything gets done. In other countries, Canada for example, it is a legal place for gays. Not allowing same sex marriage is a violation of constitutional law (Gannon)....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Same Sex Marriage Is Immoral And Unnatural

- In recent years, same-sex marriage has become a more controversial topic on whether it’s right or wrong. People should not feel coerced to agree with something they believe is wrong; clearly, same-sex marriage is immoral and unnatural. Many complications come with same-sex marriages including financial pressures, social pressures, moral pressures, and health risks. Many people believe in a traditional marriage between a man and a woman. God created man and woman to be faithful and produce children....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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A Research Study On Same Sex Marriage

- During my research I have discovered very cool findings regarding my research question. First I would like to discuss what exactly same-sex marriage is. Same sex marriage is one either 2 males or 2 females get married. This has been a hot topic in the church and in society in general. I will be discussion a biblical perspective and a sociological perspective on my research question and going through my findings. Before I get into my research findings I would like to discuss some personal experiences that I have dealt with that relate to this topic....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Not Be Ostracized

- “The government shouldn 't be involved in this because it 's very simple. If you don 't believe in same-sex marriage, then don 't marry somebody of the same sex.” quoted by Wanda Sykes. Same-sex marriage is a sensitive topic to most people. It has long been a long discussed issue since 1972 due to the case of Baker v. Nelson. Same-sex marriage has been legalized in the United States on June 26, 2015. However, this does not mean the problem of allowing it to happen will rise. Gay marriage should not be ostracized since it is two of the same sex because they are citizens in our country as well....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Heterosexism]

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Same Sex Marriage Is A Controversial Topic

- Same-sex marriage has been a controversial topic in the United States. Different opinions are heard everyday but will it ever come to an agreement. It is a difficult question to answer. Today, I will share with you my thoughts or reactions on same sex-marriage based on the readings of provided in chapter five. Jeff Jordan, one of the many people that disapproves of same-sex marriage states that, “there are situations in which it is morally permissible to discriminate against homosexuals because of their homosexuality” (Jordan 237)....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legalized

- Is it true that some countries in the present years have accepted same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage legalization has peaked around the world in the recent years (Crespi, 2015). Similarly, Farmer and Horowitz (2015) support the idea that many countries are legalizing same-sex marriages. Many countries currently have national laws allowing lesbians and gays to marry, mostly in America and Europe. However, a growing number of governments are still considering whether to offer legal recognition to same-sex marriage....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Should Same Sex Marriage Be Legal?

- There exist a plethora of moral dilemmas that challenge our society today. One of the most heated is the debate on same-sex marriage, also known as gay marriage. The question is simple, is same-sex marriage morally permissible. At first glance the question seems quite easy, simplistic, or even elementary. However, there is actually a lot at stake within the question. It is not simply a question of should same-sex marriage be legal, but rather, is it moral. I will present the views on this dilemma from two different philosophers, John Stuart Mill and Aristotle....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Ethics]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Federally

- Imagine you’re on a romantic date with somebody you love. All of the sudden they gaze into yours eyes and ask for your hand in marriage. Wouldn’t you be ecstatic. Well, most people would except what if you went to get a marriage license and were told you couldn’t get married because you are a same-sex couple. Although same-sex marriage violates religious beliefs, same-sex marriage should be federally legalized because same-sex marriage doesn 't disturb heterosexual marriages, denying same-sex marriages is a violation of civil rights, and marriage is truly about love and commitment....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

- People of the same sex should be married because homosexual couples have fundamental rights as heterosexual couples. What is the good and bad that we can expect from the same-sex marriage ruling. The same-sex ruling has become controversial because many clerks and judges do not want to issue marriage license because it goes against their religious beliefs. The Same-Sex Marriage debate finally came to an end on June 26, 2015. This debate has been controversial for many years on whether or not people should marry someone of the same sex....   [tags: Marriage, Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

- Same-Sex Marriage is a “significant controversy raging in the US over same-sex marriage, an emotionally charged and highly politicized topic”. Some believe that marriage should be between two people should love themselves it shouldn’t matter what gender they are. That is where Is stand I believe that marriage should be between who ever wants to get married as long as it is not hurting me as an individual. Same-sex marriage has come a long way compared to the 1970 where gay couples couldn’t even apply for a marriage license without getting denied....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

- There are an estimated three million same-sex adults who have raised a child, and nearly six million American children have an LGBT parent (Gates 2013). However, some people are concerned about how this new form of the family may affect the children of these relationships. Many sociologists and psychologists have taken a stand on this immensely debated topic. Numerous studies have been conducted by social scientists over the past fifty years to show if children raised by same-sex parents are negatively affected by their parents’ sexuality....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

- Same sex marriage has been always a controversial topic. In the past centuries it used to be considered as a crime. People would be killed even if they were discovered having relations with someone of their same sex. However, in the last years people have tended to turn more liberals and less conservatives. In addition, there have been many modifications to the laws around the world in order to permit same sex marriage in some countries. In the other hand, those human beings are just showing their love, and for some of them is not even their fault been homosexual....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

- Marriage is supposed to be two people getting married that can have children naturally and not have to pay to have children. When same-sex marriage occurs, this cannot happen. With same-sex marriage, there are numerous ways to have children, but these children will never biologically be their parents’. As of February of this year, it is said that in two years it is going to be possible for same-sex couples to biologically have children. Students at the University of Cambridge have conducted many detailed experiments with this and finally achieved it....   [tags: Marriage, Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

- In recent years, issues such as abortion, legalizing marijuana, immigration and same-sex marriage have been widely debated. Specifically, same-sex marriage has been at the center of countless debates among politicians, ordinary citizens, and religious leaders. To clarify, same-sex marriage is between either two males or females. Individuals either oppose or support the legalization of same-sex marriage for both personal beliefs and laws currently in place. Those who oppose the legalization of same-sex marriage, consider marriage a sacred union between a man and a woman not between the same gender....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

- Same sex marriage is one of the important political matter discussed in United states today. With the legalisation of same sex marriage by the Supreme court, it has become a hot topic for debate nationwide. "Marriage is a unique kind of relationship that involves a man and a woman and their ability to create new life in the form of children.” The religious community in America is divided on the issue on same sex marriage and the morality of homosexuality. Though marriage is defined as the union between man and women, the legalisation of same-sex “marriage” is proposing something different....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Morality]

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