Argumentative Essay On Gay Marriage

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GAY MARRIAGE

In 1973 Maryland became the first state to ban same-sex marriage. In 1996 27% disagreed to

make it legal, compared to 2015, 60% agreed it was right. (Bush) On May 17, 2004, Tanya McCloskey

and Marcia Kadish were the first legal gay marriage to happen in the United States (Alan Cooperman,

Jonathan Finer, Fred Barbash). On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court passed the law that the US

Constitution in all 50 states allows same-sex marriage. Before same-sex marriage was completely ruled

to be allowed in all 50 states, 38 states had it to be legal, 12 did not. Of course there is always two sides

to each debate, you’re against it or for it. Supreme court had a to have a good reason to allow gay

marriage in all 50 states,
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President Obama says it would strengthen all communities by offering dignity and equality

to all same-sex couples and their families. (Chappell)

What does the future hold for same sex marriage? We get a new president in 2016, it could all

change in the matter of one opinion, and each state could see bad things in same sex marriage. Supreme

Court could lose members that were in favor of it, then gain ones that find it bad. Although don’t take it

into completely getting shut out, it maybe just certain states. Say those 38 states keep it legal and the

other 12 still believed to keep it illegal. As those 12 states could take each marriage license away, make

the same sex relationships renew their license in a different state, more money and work. Even bringing

the consideration of “oh I don’t want to live in the United States they don’t believe in our
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(Freedom

to Marry ) Although out of the twenty one, Finland signed in 2015 but doesn’t come effective till 2017. If

we do receive another democrat as president, no worries of the gay marriage changing to illegal again in

certain states. The 2012 Democratic Party Platform states say they support all of the rights all families

should have equal respect, responsibilities, and protections under the laws. They support marriage

equality and support the movement to secure equal treatment under law for same sex couples.

(Republicanviews) If we do have another Republican for president doesn’t necessarily mean the law will

change. In 2004, President Bush stated, “in our country marriage has been defined at the state level for

200 years and we believe I should continue to be there.” Republicans and Democrats have many

different views. If the Supreme Court did have the law come up again to vote and made it illegal it may

change again after 8 year term is over, this law could go back and forth for

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