Same Sex Marriage

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In Hawaii there was a couple that have been together for 35 years and they only reason they are not married is because it is illegal. If one of them have ever had a surgery they could not have seen each other in the hospital. Or if one of them have been in a serious accident and about to die they could not see each other because they are not related by blood or married. Also if one of them would have died they would not the ability to collect life insurance because they are not legally married. They are now married happily in Hawaii. Same-sex marriage is starting to be legalized in states and accepted by many along with that many people are against the idea, same-sex marriage also promotes change and growth. November 21st, 2013 Illinois legalizes same-sex marriage (McDermott). This is an effect that will change the future because there is now a new light it peoples eyes. They now can get married. This may seem like an insignificant feat but it is not. Now when someone in a same-sex relationship gets injured they will be able to see their significant other in the hospital. They will now have the same benefits as any other married couple in the United States of America. Even though same-sex marriage will not be officially legal until June it is still a victory in the LGBT community and will not go unnoticed. When the Governor of Illinois Pat Quinn sign the bill that passed same-sex marriage he gave a speech at the Chicago campus of the University of Illinois. Governor

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