Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

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Same-Sex Marriage
According to the late Nelson Mandela “To deny people their human rights is to challenge their humanity”. Should same-sex couples have “the right to marriage” ensures that all citizens are treated equally. For the purpose of this paper I will be focusing on the constitution, the religious defense, and the effects of same-sex marriage on society and applying moral theories to same-sex couple’s marriage stance. The issue of same sex-marriage has always been a sensitive debate with my family and close associates for several years. As a former citizen of a country that the government blatantly states to the citizens that same-sex marriage is illegal. I have taken the stance that same sex couples should be allowed to get …show more content…

It is interpreted to the common man as all the benefits that come with freedom; every citizen of the United States is entitled to it. Same-sex couples should be allowed to enter into marriage base on this right. The Constitution states that the right to marry is”inalienable”; it should be construed that a lawful marriage must be obtained by all petitioners. “Secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity” (preamble), our forefathers’ main goal when writing the constitution was to ensure that all will have the same rights. Same-sex couples seek the “right to marry” this right which is currently recognized in all states for heterosexuals is only recognized by 36 States for same-sex couples. When I look at the constitution, I am happy to support the fact that the deep value of in evenhandedness and egalitarianism of the constitution embodies everyone. It is on this fact that the federal government in 1996, when President Clinton signed into law the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which states, “No State or territory, or possession of the United states, Or Indian tribe, shall be required to give effect to any public act, record, or judicial proceeding of any other State, territory, possession, or tribe respecting a relationship between persons of the same sex that is treated as a marriage under the laws of such other State, territory,

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