Gay Marriage Should Be Legal Essay

1081 Words Dec 21st, 2015 5 Pages
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, equality is a big role and what will happen after the election in 2016 the law

might have just have changed to being legal but one say can change anything.

The Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the

same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sec when their marriage was

lawfully licensed and performed out of state. One of the Catholics, Anthony Kennedy, had an idea to

swing votes on gay marriage joined by a few others. Kennedy wrote, “It supports a two-person union

unlike any other in its importance to the committed individuals.” (Green) The Supreme Court said that

the right to marry is fundamental- Kennedy wrote under the 14th Amendment, ”couples of…

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