Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

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Same-sex couples can hardly remember a time when they were not fighting for their right to marry in the United States. With several court cases, California Proposition Six, and their struggle against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), same-sex couples began their campaign for matrimonial freedom in U.S. society. Although many misguided studies appealed to those opposing same-sex marriage, after several years of integrating into society, same-sex couples found the support they were seeking. Several sociologists have conducted longevity and demographic studies, as well as others who have interviewed same-sex couples. Before the Supreme Court deemed DOMA unconstitutional, U.S. courts and citizens—many who viewed homosexuality as immoral—limited same-sex marriage; views have shifted in favor of same-sex marriage after increasing public support and same-sex representation brought the injustice to light. A SECTION OF U.S. LEGAL HISTORY The New York Court of Appeals in 2006 represented the typical court view on same-sex marriage for its time; due to its poor opinions towards same-sex marriage, it deemed same-sex marriage immoral for the standards of society and ruled it illegal within state borders. At the time, Massachusetts, which legalized same-sex marriage in 2003, was the only state to legalize same-sex marriage. Times were not looking too grand for same-sex couples. In its final statements, the New York Court stated that the ruling that same-sex marriage was illegal

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