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The Gay Marriage Controversy
A look at the controversy over gay marriage in the US.
# 139763 | 1,250 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Hot Topics (Same-Sex Marriage)

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This paper considers the controversy over gay marriage, with particular reference to the California supreme court's ruling that same sex marriage was legal. The paper further considers the effort underway to put an initiative on the ballot opting for a constitutional amendment making gay marriage illegal. Some differences fall under religion, where the belief is that marriage is for procreation between a man and a woman, and social issues where there are people who believe that gays are "not normal."

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"California's Supreme Court recently held in a 5 to 4 decision that the state could not refuse to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples. Massachusetts already has legislation that permits such same-sex legal coupling. There is opposition, of course, and not just from Christian conservatives. In fact, there is a drive underway for a Constitutional amendment that would state unequivocally that "marriage" is something reserved for a man and a woman. Some churches, especially the Catholic Church sees marriage as the means for procreation, something that, of course, is unlikely for same-sex marriages. It is clear that the greatest..."

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