The State of Gay Marriage in the United States
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This paper looks at the very divisive issue in the USA today of gay marriage, explaining the main reasons for both points of view on the topic. The issue has become political in recent years with both parties using the subject to attract voters. The paper also illustrates how the subject is dealt with in different states and how, in an attempt to avoid meeting the controversy head on, Vermont became the first state to grant "civil unions."
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