Should Same Sex Marriage Be Legalized?

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Should Same Sex Marriage be legalized?
Jennifer Calderon
Kaplan College

March 6, 2012

Should Same Sex Marriage be legalized?

I. Introduction

A. Same sex marriage not legal

B. Equality for everyone

C. No longer taboo

II. Body
A. 14th Amendment
B. Pros and Cons
C. Compare and contrast
III. Conclusion

A. Supporting same sex marriage

B. Happiness for all

Should Same Sex Marriage be legalized?
Same sex marriage today is legal only in seven out of fifty states. Those states that allow same sex marriage are Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York and the District of Columbia (ncsl.org, 2006). There are many more states that do not allow same sex marriage to be listed. I believe that everyone who lives in the United States should be given the right to marry whom they love. There should be no discrimination against people who choose to marry the same sex. We have come a long way regarding women right as well as segregation. Why not accept the inevitable? Women were not allowed to work and African Americans were not allowed to sit in the front of the bus, because many people thought that letting this happen was wrong. Who are we to judge anybody and tell them that their actions are wrong? As I mentioned above we have come a long way. Things that were shocking before are no longer shocking. Same sex couples are no longer taboo, they are on television, they are our friends, family, and our next door neighbors they no longer have to hide who they are. In our society, being homosexual does not hurt anyone in particular. The only thing that should really matter is that there is love between two people. They are protected by laws and Amendments. Same sex marriage has become a major matter of political controversy in recent years. Four principles were asserted in the text of the 14th amendment. They were: State and federal citizenship for all persons regardless of race both born...
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