Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legalized

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Ten states authorize same-sex marriage, three states do not recognize nor prohibit same-sex marriage, thirty-seven states prohibit same-sex marriage” (“Marriage Center”). Same-sex marriage should be legalized in the United States because more people are recognizing that the definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman is outdated and in the United States everyone should be given equal rights, along with that, everyone should be given equal justice, as in, the ability to explain themselves and do as they wish, but same-sex couples cannot do this because, say one of the partners is hospitalized, legally speaking, the hospital does not have to allow the other partner access to the room, because they are not technically considered family, and cannot be considered family legally in a few states.

Lately, many people’s opinions have changed when it comes to same-sex marriage, celebrities and politicians as well as every day, ordinary citizens. “More than two dozen Republicans — including a top adviser to Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee — have added their names to a legal brief urging the Supreme Court to declare that gay couples have a constitutional right to wed” (Stolberg). Around one hundred years after the fourteenth amendment was authenticated in the year 1868, the Supreme Court collectively decided that marriage is a basic civil right of man. In the case of Loving versus Virginia, in 1967, the ruling ended the ban on interracial
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