Civil Union in the United States

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Throughout the United States today one huge topic for debate is the controversy over same sex marriage. The politicians involved in deciding whether or not to legalize same sex marriages have ultimately came up with an alternative to just that. The alternative is a so called compromise to the arguments for and against "gay marriage." The alternative is a Civil Union. A Civil Union basically gives gays all the same benefits as a married couple without actually being able to get married. The compromise of a civil union for same sex couples is not equal to a ceremonial matrimony between a man and woman.

A Large majority of politicians in congress today believe that civil unions are the answer to the controversial issue of "gay marriage". They need to understand that yes gay's obviously want the same rights as married couples, but not through civil unions, through the actual act of marriage. By not allowing gay couples the right to marriage the lawmakers for this country are certainly discriminating against a big group of Unites States citizens. Under the declaration of independence everyone is entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Liberty and the pursuit of happiness seems to have been forgotten when politicians decided gays were not good enough to get married.

Civil Unions are not equal to marriage because they are by no means the same. "Separate but equal," policies in the U.S. hasn't been accepted since the U.S. Supreme Court case of Brown vs. Board of Education. The issues of gay marriage in many ways are similar to that of racial segregation. During the time when racial segregation was occurring, people of color were not given equal rights or opportunities nor were they accepted into society by whites. History almost seems to be repeating itself when it denies gays the right to be married and recognized under the law. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rejected the compromise of civil unions in its...
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