Constitution- Gay Marriage

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Judicial System on Gay Marriage|
His 303: The American Constitution|
Tara Van Zummeren|


Article III of the United States Constitution establishes the judicial branch of the federal government. The judiciary is the system of courts that interprets and applies the law. The judiciary also provides as a device for the resolution of disputes. With our courts we are able to make decisions for our country, states, and county’s on all legal matters. One of the biggest controversies our nation is facing at this time is the issue of Gay Marriage. The United States Supreme Court has handed the decision to states where from there they will decide on the issue of Gay Marriage and whether or not they want to make it legal. This issue also presents itself as discrimination on equal rights for everyone. Same-sex marriage is legally recognized in several jurisdictions within the United States and by the federal government. The issue of marriage being a union being between a man and a woman is more of a secular ideology; the issue that same-sex couples are fighting for equal legal rights that a marriage brings. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which staunchly opposes same-sex marriage, called upon Americans "to stand steadfastly together in promoting and defending the unique meaning of marriage: one man, one woman, for life." (Huffington) "Outside of these states, federal marriage benefits become more complicated, as many commonly thought-of federal benefits, such as jointly filing on federal income taxes, are tied to a married couple's place of residence," the conference said. (Huffington) Some benefits that being in a marriage bring are as listed: * Right to benefits while married:

* Employment assistance and transitional services for spouses of members being separated from military service; continued commissary privileges * Per diem payment to spouse for federal civil service employees when relocating...
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