How Is Marriage Defined?

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How is marriage defined? Any of the diverse forms of interpersonal union established invarious partd of the world to form a familial bond that is recognized legally, religiously, or socially, granting the participating partners mutual conjugal rights and responsibilities and including, for example, opposite-sex marriage, same-sex marriage, plural marriage, and arranged marriage. Sadly many religions still will not accept same sex marriage.
A ruling by Massachusetts ' highest court that prohibiting same-sex marriage violates the state 's constitution has forced that state, and by extension the rest of the country, to tackle one of the most incendiary social issues on the American political landscape.
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The issue has been making its way to the for front since the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26th, 2015 reversed laws banning homosexual sex, prompting righteous anger from the far right and celebrations on the far left.
Gay rights is part of a long list of cultural issues -- along with the death penalty, guns, abortion, affirmative action and the Confederate flag -- that have in recent years piercingly divided the two political parties, blocs of voters and regions. Same-sex marriage is one of the most powerful issues.
Of those who considered themselves extremely religious, 80% said they were against of same-sex marriage, with 12% in favor of it. The strongest resistance came from white Protestant evangelicals. Those who called themselves "secular" favored same-sex marriage by 64% to 28%.
In the East, feelings on same-sex marriage were relatively even, with 42% in favor and 50% opposed, while the South against it by 67% to 23%. People under 30 were split -- 45% in favor, 46% opposed -- while those over 65 were against it, 74% to 13%.
The peril for Democrats was evident in the results showing that Republicans were fairly united against same-sex marriage by 75% to 18%, while Democrats were split. Those calling themselves "liberal Democrats" favored same-sex marriage by 59% to 31%, and those who said they were "moderate" or "conservative" were against it 60% to 33%.
And the Pew poll showed that those who were
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