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Gay Marriage

Updated on February 28, 2012

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Same Sex Marriage

Same sex marriage is a marriage between two people of the same sex. When it comes to discussing Gay Marriage opinions can vary greatly and has and still does cause many heated debates.

Many countries have now legalized gay marriage, in the US each state has been allowed to debate and decide on legalization.

6 US States have now Legalized Gay Marriage and this number is set to increase over the next few years.

Changing Attitudes towards Gay Marriage

Poll: Majority Now Favors Gay Marriage Rights

A new CNN poll finds that 49% of Americans believe gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry and have their marriage recognized by law, and 52% believe gays and lesbians should have the Constitutional right to marry.

This is the first poll to show a majority of Americans in favor of same-sex marriage.

On the 24th of June 2011 New York became the largest state to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed.

Gay Marriage

Do you think that Gay Marriage should be legalised?

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World homosexuality laws


Arguments for the Legalization of Gay Marriage in the US

Here is a list of arguments for the Legalization of Gay Marriage in the US:

If you do not Legalize Gay Marriage, it is a violation of religous freedom

Benefits enjoyed by Married Couples should be available to all couples, such as joint ownership, medical decision making.

Denying couples marriage is discrimination against minorities

It does not hurt other people

Homosexuality is not learned it is biological, it is now an accepted lifestyle in modern society

The same financial benefits of marriage should be enjoyed by all couples

Child Adoptions would increase

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    • cleaner3 profile image

      cleaner3 6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Catherine, People have the right to a common sense discussion. that being said, I am in favor of two people living together no matter who they are but trying to impose what they want to do on society is not the same thing. you show and try to explain these myths about constitutional rights that couples should have, such as gay mairrage having to do with religious freedom. an accepted lifestyle in modern society , CNN is one of the most ignorant and biased liberal cable channels that there is. you then go to biase your views by showing a graph with outlandish assumptions in your favor. I believe that if two PEOPLE , nomatter if they are of the same sex or not want to live together that is thier business. but to try to impose their lifestyle on the populace and society's view of what is normal family lifestyle is wrong. But you have every right to try.

      Thanks for a great discussion.I am not making a judgement on anyone.