The Rights Of Same Sex Marriage

1582 WordsDec 22, 20157 Pages
Recognized as the Marriage Protection Amendment, Proposition 102 was placed on the ballot and passed by Arizona voters in 2008, amending the state’s Constitution which defined the traditional sense of marriage between a man and a woman. However, on October 17, 2014, a federal judge disagreed with voters and overruled Prop 102, claiming that the ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Not long after the decision Attorney General Tom Horne stated that there would be no appeal and same-sex marriages would be legally honored in Arizona. Prior to the ruling, the ban on same-sex marriage had always been consistently upheld. The majority of Arizonans supported Prop 102 and they stood in agreement in their fight for the degree of protection that the law provided prohibiting same-sex marriage. In their attempt to preserve the institution of marriage, they came with arguments that were backed by research studies, science, health concerns and Christian values, giving them a convincing case that was based on much more than a simple definition of traditional marriage. Furthermore, in their fight against same-sex marriages, demonstrators at the State Capital brought their disagreement with class. They brought passion and discontent, but did so without the use of discrimination, nor was there an indication of homophobic, hate filled threats being shouted against the homosexual community as alleged. If you’ve been led to believe otherwise, be it by an individual or the media,
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