Same Sex Marriage During The United States

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Same-Sex Marriage in the United States Nora Botros Political Science 100 California State University, Fullerton The United States Constitution lists civil rights that everyone should be granted as a citizen of the United States. However, there has been a struggle over the civil rights of the LGBT community, and how the amendments of the constitution have been interpreted. This has become common especially regarding the Fourteenth Amendment. Currently, there is a large focus on the ongoing debate for legalizing or legalizing same-sex marriage in the United States. This issue has become so large that there is also a controversy on whether the federal government should be involved in the decision on whether to legalize it…show more content…
Although someone may be affiliated with these political parties does not necessarily mean that they all hold the same views on same-sex marriage. Liberals, like President Barack Obama, generally side with the arguments that favor same-sex marriage and believe that it should be legalized. Conservatives, on the other hand, such as President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush, believe that marriage should be kept the way it has always been, and generally oppose the legalization of same-sex marriage. The personal views of each president has been seen in their policies and legislations. There are several arguments as to why same-sex marriage should be legalized, which will be explored in this paper. Those who support same-sex marriage argue that allowing same-sex couples to marry will not cause any harm to “traditional” marriages and will not ruin the sanctity of marriage. Another common argument is the fact that marriage is about love and commitment. If two people of the same sex love each other and want to be committed to each other, why are they not able to get married? Denying gays the right to marry is often seen as a discrimination based on sex and a violation of civil rights, which should not be denied to anyone. Marriage is a civil right and should be granted to everyone no matter their race, gender or sexual orientation. Gay marriage supporters also believe that allowing only a man and a woman to marry
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