The Right For Same Sex Couples Should Be Protected Under The Constitution

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Since the beginning of the Obama administration, the Gay Rights Movement has been a prominent topic in America because of it’s many victories, including Congress’ decision to expand the definition of hate crimes to include sexual orientation and the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in 2010. In 2014, the right for same-sex couples to marry became protected under the Constitution, which marked the achievement of the Gay Rights Movement most important goal (Berman 2014).
Still, due to the bigoted qualities of our ruling class, and it’s intensifying defense of conservative social and religious institutions, there continues to be a heated debate about whether or not marriage should include the union of same-sex couples and if the rights of gay couples should be protected under the Constitution. Using Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels’ “The Manifesto of the Communist Party”, I will demonstrate that Marx would refuse both the conservative and liberal ideology and encourage the abolition of marriage as a whole. By doing this, we would be one step closer to obtaining equal rights for all gay and lesbian couples.
In Russell Berman’s article “Will Congress Protect Gay Rights Beyond Marriage”, he claims that passing same-sex marriage is not the end of the Gay Rights Movement. In fact, the Democrats in Congress gathered to put together a proposal that would ban discrimination in education, housing, public accommodations, all laws, and employment (Berman 2014). Across the isle, half of…

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