Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?

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“…I now pronounce you husband and wife…” One would normally hear this when attending a wedding. In tradition marriage has been between one male and one female who love each other. But how would one feel if they heard “I now pronounce you groom and groom” or how about “…bride and bride...”? In the last 50 years the number of same-sex couples has increased. The on-going argument between the government and the people is “Should gay marriage be legal?” Although some say same-sex marriage should be legal, others say the same-sex marriage should be illegal. Gay marriage should be illegal because a child adopted by the couple will miss out on a mother or father and population will decrease. The beginning of legalizing same-sex couples started in Massachusetts. From there out the battle of legalizing same-sex marriage began.
Legalizing and controlling same-sex marriage has been a battle since the early 2000s in the United States. On November 18, 2003 same sex marriage was legalized for the first time in the United States by Massachusetts. Hearing of the legalization, many same-sex couples from other states arrived in Massachusetts to finalize their marriage. Unfortunately, when the couples returned to their home states the documents were not recognized as legal under the Defense of Marriage Act (DoMA). The Defense of Marriage Act was passed by President Bill Clinton in 1996. DoMA stated that same-sex marriage should be reconconized as illegal. After…

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