The Debate Over Same Sex Marriage

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Dissenting Rhetoric On June 26, 2015, same-sex marriage was legalized across the united states, due to a decision the Supreme Court made; the decision made all state level bans on same-sex marriage were considered unconstitutional, thus overruling the bans. In the dissenting argument on the Supreme Court’s Decision to legalize same-sex couple marriage, Chief Justice Roberts makes a passionate argument revolving around the fact that it was the Supreme Court that made the decision and not the Country. Chief Justice Roberts shows his emotional look on the decision throughout the dissenting argument. During the dissenting article his frustration and anger grows during the moments where his personality was shown through. In the argument, Roberts stated, “Many people will rejoice, and I begrudge none their celebration. But for those who believe in a government of laws, not men, the majority’s approach is deeply disheartening” (Roberts 2). Roberts is showing though his own emotional outlook that he is not upset nor disappointed in the decision to allow same-sex marriage, but disappointed that the Supreme Court of nine people was allowed to make a decision for a country of fifty states. His disappointment continues, Roberts ends the dissenting argument with a last thought, “Celebrate the availability of new benefits. But do not celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it. I respectfully dissent” (29). Roberts shows his anger at the decision, that the choice was

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