Same-Sex Marriage

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July 24, 2012

Governor Jerry Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814

Dear Governor Jerry Brown,
First of all let me introduce myself, my name is Maria and I am a concerned Salinas, California resident. I have a strong believe that same-sex marriages should be legalized. How would it feel if people were not legally allowed to be with the person they fell in love with? Every year couples of the same sex are denied the right to be married. California as well as the rest of the state should allow same-sex marriage. By not doing so they are being discriminated upon and being denied their constitutional rights, if gays and lesbians were allowed to marry it would bring in financial gain to the state, not only that but it would be much easier for same-sex couples to adopt children. People should not be denied the right to marry the one they love the state of California does this exactly it banned same sex marriage same-sex marriage is protected by the constitution’s commitments to liberty and equality, therefore it should be allowed. United States District Judge Vaughn Walker wrote on Aug. 4, 2010 that Prop. 8 in California banning same marriage was "unconstitutional under both the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses” (www.uscourts.gov). The Due process Clause says that people have the choice of who they want to marry and have family with. Walker then states that by not allowing same sex, the state is denying same-sex couples their Constitutional rights. The state should be enforcing it, not denying someone the right that they have already been given. It is not the governments business whether or not two men or two women want to marry each other, people should be allowed to public celebrate their commitment. They should be allowed to walk hand in hand just like heterosexual couples, same-sex couples should have the same rights. Who is the government to decide who can and cannot marry, they don’t know what these couples feel or don’t...
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