The political aspects of whether same-sex couples should be allowed to federal and government recognized marriages are a very complex issue. There are basically two sides to the political argument of whether same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. On one side are the liberals who feel that marriage is a civil right that should be denied based on the basis of a person's sexual orientation. On the other side you have conservatives who feel that marriage is an institution in which should only constitute one man and one woman. In this report we are going to examine how the issue of same-sex marriages are affecting our current political environment, how politics is affecting the movement for same-sex marriages, and how our communities comments on the possible affects it could have on our community.
This report will begin by specifically examining the traditional views that are held by the separate major political parties. We will examine 2004 Election and examine how the issue of same-sex marriage affected the political platforms of the presidential nominees, but also examine how politicians affected the issue of same-sex marriage with the issuance of legislation and amendments to state constitutions. We will then examine how current and proposed legislation is currently affecting the issue of same-sex marriage in the United States. Responses from members of our community will be included in sections of this report to indicate their thoughts and feelings as they relate to the issue.
While interviewing members of our community about what they thought the traditional views of same-sex marriage were for the major political parties (Republicans and Democrats) the answers among all of them were pretty much the same. All interviewees indicated that Republicans have traditionally been opposed to the allowance of same-sex couples to have state recognized marriages and that Democrats have traditionally been for the... [continues]
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