The Debate Over Same Sex Marriage

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-Lately the congress of the United States has considered, but failed to approve the so-called Federal Marriage Amendment. This would amend the US Constitution to legally define marriage as the union of a man and a woman only. Utah has passed a similar amendment that was ratified by Utah voters in the general election of 2004. I believe that couples of the same sex should be able to marry, and receive the same rights as man and women couples, but I 'm going to argue both points. The pros and the cons of same sex marriage. -Same sex marriage has been a fight that has been growing since the twentieth century. The United Sates is generating discrimination against same-sex couples. People of faith are the biggest advocates against same-sex marriages; with the belief that marriage is the foundation for procreation and new life. Some people believe that same sex couples, without the ability to have their own child, should not be allowed the right to marriage. There are also lots of responsibility 's associated with marriage. Same sex couple has been denied these rights, and are being discriminated against all of the time. Same sex couples are also denied the right to make decisions regarding their partners health as well as the inability to adopt one another’s children, is experienced by same-sex couples every day. -People also believe that traditional marriage is threatened with high divorce rates that are between 40% and 50%, and with a total of 40% of babies in the United

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