Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal Essay

773 Words Aug 26th, 2014 4 Pages
Same-sex marriage has been a hot topic with the media lately. Ever so often you hear another state make same-sex marriage legal. Every new overruling is a win for the LGBT community, and a lost to conservatives. In this day and age, you would think gay marriage would be okay, but there are still people out there that still bring religion into politics. Our government was set up to have a separation of church and state by the Establishment Clause. I believe the federal government should have the power to decide if same-sex marriage should be legal. In the end, the federal government has more power over everything else. The Commerce Clause gives the federal government more authority over state power and restricts states’ power to regulate. Some states will be more conservative than others. So they will refuse to legalize same-sex marriage. If national authority would impose national standards on the states, the states would have no choice but allow it. If a couple is married in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage their union should be recognized by other states. It is their right to have the same benefits that a heterosexual couple has. Why does it make a difference that they are the same sex they are no different than a heterosexual couple. The only difference is that they are the same sex. But since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down DOMA’s definition of marriage as being unconstitutional the federal government has to recognize same-sex marriages. Many…

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