Ban on Gay Marriage in California Persuasive Essay by Nicky

Ban on Gay Marriage in California
This paper explains the voter rationale behind the gay marriage ban in the state of California.
# 145455 | 921 words | 2 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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The paper argues that Californian citizens understand that if the concept of marriage is changed to include the union between two men or two women, the government will have to expend enormous resources to make this change in the system and processes of the government. The paper therefore shows how this issue is not a personal one against gay couples, it is merely a rational issue concerning practical governmental concerns.

Government Vs. Personal
Primary Issues in the Debate
Waste of Time, Labor and Resources
Decision: Voter Rationale
Its Nothing Personal
Case Law/Common Law

From the Paper:

"The primary issues that come into play in this debate are those relating to governmental demographical data as compared to the opposing primary issue of personal wants, desires and beliefs. Demographical data including gender and race as recorded and stored by government officials and representatives at all levels would necessarily require restructuring if the concept of marriage, as between a man and a woman were altered allowing marriage to also mean the union between a man and another man or a woman and another woman. This is because the term 'husband' or 'groom' has always inherently meant 'man' or 'male' and the term "wife" has always inherently meant 'woman' or 'female'."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Final Statement from No on Prop 8 Campaign (2008) Vote No on Prop 8. 6 Nov 2008. Online available at:
  • California Gay Marriage Banned as Proposition 8 Passes (2008) The Huffington Post. 8 Nov. 2008. Online available at:

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