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Arguments for Legalizing Gay Marriages

Summary: Reasons why gay marriage should be legalized and information about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) legislation passed in 37 states. The author's opinion is that homosexuals should have equal rights and fairness the same as hetrosexuals when it comes to marriage.
Homosexual Marriage

Since 1971 when the first same sex couple Richard John Baker and James Michael McConnell applied for a marriage license and were denied in the Baker vs. Nelson ruling, America has been forced to debate whether homosexuals should be allowed to be married even though they are not the classical definition of a couple. There are many opinions about this subject from government officials, religious leaders and even the president of the United States. Homosexuals should be allowed to be married because they need to be treated fairly and equally.

Homosexuals have been denied the right to be married because many people feel, "The union of a man and woman is the most enduring human institution, honored and encouraged in all cultures and by every religious faith" (George W. Bush). Since marriage wasn't clearly defined in our Bill of Rights, The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was...

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