Domestic Partnerships Should be Legal Essay

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On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry. Should gay marriages be legal? Clearly we as a nation are undecided on this issue. Gay rights groups are fighting for rights while religious groups are fighting against gay marriage. I do NOT believe it is fair to discriminate against gays for being together. America is a free country and people should be able to be in a relationship with whomever they desire. Gay marriage is only legal in a few states. In some of these states, the uniting of two gays is called a civil union or domestic partnership. I do not think it is right to ruin the holy sacrament of marriage. Although I do not promote gay …show more content…
It is clear that one side of the argument is going to be unhappy with any settlement. (A Primer on Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions, Domestic Partnerships, and Defense of Marriage Acts)
Gay marriages are highly debated and opposed. In California the opposition to gay marriage enjoyed a win by having legislators reconsider banning gay marriage. Through rallying and other measurements the opposition of gay marriage is working to overturn same sex marriage. If legislation is overturned, it would allow marriage only between a man and a woman. This would also eliminate the right to civil unions by gays in the state. We must seek a solution to same sex marriage. Same sex marriage will continue to be an ongoing legal battle. It is important we find a solution that both sides of the argument agree on or come closest to a compromise between the two sides. (Gay Marriage Showdowns)
Civil unions are a practical solution to this problem. Civil unions provide a full extension of marital benefits for gays. Civil unions are only recognized by the states that initiated the process. This means if a civil union united couple where to travel out of state they are not recognized as a civil union by that particular state. Civil unions would start a special tradition among gays and leave the tradition of marriage between man and woman pure. Some states have legislation that is very strict against gay marriage such as Texas. Strict legislation
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