Legalization of Gay Marriage

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Legalization of Gay Marriage|
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Demontez Lander|
3/29/2013|

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Lander 1

Should Gay marriage be legalized? This topic, which is an issue of human rights and equality for those of all races, genders, religion and sexual orientation has recently become a hot media topic with everyone from celebrities to peers showing their support or opposition of the subject. With this issue recently moving into the major debate on capitol hill many have compared it to the early civil rights movements for African-Americans. This issue directly affects couples of the homosexual preference, who want to be legally wed but as of right now, are unable too. As far as opinions, there are 3 valid opinions to be had on this topic. You can either, be in 100% agreement with this movement, 100% in opposition of the change, or be in the middle because the change would neither affect you negatively or positively. I feel that Gay Marriage should be legalized because no one should be able to tell you who you can, and cannot marry and Homosexual love should be treated as equal to heterosexual love, because if not this is discrimination thus becoming a civil rights issue. Legalization of gay marriage would make it possible for same sex couples to be married, and also would make federal and legal advantages had by married couples of the opposite sex available to the gay couples. The legalization in 2004 with the striking down of proposition 22, Gay marriage was made legal. In 2008 proposition 8 was passed thus again making same sex marriage unconstitutional. This week of march 25-29 2013 congress, has conveigned to listen to both sides of the issue and vote on whether state, should have a part in determining whether gay and lesbian couples should be able to legally wed.

Lander 2

To those who oppose same sex marriage there are valid reasons as to why that making gay marriage would be catastrophic. One of these many reasons...
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