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The Debate on Gay Marriage

Summary: Provides an in-depth investigation into the current debate over gay marriage. It cites a wide variety of legal issues in great detail, and explores, to a lesser extent, the ramifications on the federal, state,and local levels. The Establishment Clause, Full Faith and Credit Clause, and the Free Exercise Clause are among the evidence provided in this informative essay, which does not identify/include personal opinions.
Recently, the Massachusetts Supreme Court found that homosexuals should have the legal right to marry, and subsequently ruled that the Commonwealth must begin to marry gay and lesbian couples beginning this May. The Court's decision was based on a wide variety of precedents set by the battle over abortion, as well as the wording of both the Constitution of the United States of America and the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Major issues raised while rendering this decision included privacy, marital rights and benefits, the guarantee of equal protection under the law, and what is accepted in modern society. Although none of these factors would constitute the overturn of historical views held for millennia that marriage may only occur between one man and one woman, given the vast change that our society has experienced in the past century, the High Court felt the combined effect of these...

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