Same-sex marriage Essay | Essay

This student essay consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis of Pros and Cons of Gay Marriages.
This section contains 408 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on Pros and Cons of Gay Marriages

Pros and Cons of Gay Marriages

Summary: The arguments for and against allowing legally recognized marriages between homosexuals. A constitutional amendment is being discussed that would define marriage as a contract between a man and a woman.
There is an issue that affects this nation as of today. This issue is amending the constitution so that marriages are only lawful if with the opposite sex. As of November 2004, only the State of Massachusetts recognizes same-sex marriages, while the States of Vermont and New Jersey recognize domestic partnerships. Seventeen other States have constitutional provisions that recognize marriages only between one man and one woman, while twenty-five States have statutes containing similar definitions. As of today there is an act to amend the constitution so that marriage will be defined and the controversy will end.

Supporters of "traditional marriages" generally hold that lawful marriage should be between only one man and one woman, and that the federal government should not compel a state to recognize any relationships to the contrary. Some who hold this position do so because they believe God intended marriage to be between one...

(read more)

This section contains 408 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on Pros and Cons of Gay Marriages
Copyrights
BookRags
Pros and Cons of Gay Marriages from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook