Gay Marriage Ethics Paper

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Gay Marriage
Soc 120
Amy Lyons
June 27, 2011
Just because someone doesn’t love the same way as you do does not make them wrong or make them crazy, it makes them unique. Majority of people around the world feel that marriage should be between a man and a woman and that gays should not have that right because they believe being gay is morally wrong. If being gay is morally wrong then why are their gay people? That is like saying being white is morally wrong. People honestly who believe this don’t really stop and think outside the box and think that what is in the bible is right. If you look at the ethical reason behind why people believe that gay marriage is wrong, it is purely due to discrimination. There are no real reasons why gay
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Paleoconservatives developed; The Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 defined marriage as "only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.” This definition applies for federal purposes only, and states are free to create their own laws concerning marriage. A collection of 1,138 federal laws classified to the United States Code in which marital status is a factor. H.R. 3396 (1996). These are just a few of the rights not given to gays and lesbians. The constitution states, "All men are created equal." If this were true then this would not even be a debate; the law would recognize gay and lesbian marriages.
Currently same-sex marriage is illegal in most states and on the federal level, but some states, cities and employers offer marriage benefits to same-sex partners, such as in the form of civil unions or domestic partnership. A civil union is a legal entity that offers same-sex couples the same legal rights and benefits as marriage. A domestic partnership is a legal or personal relationship between two individuals who live together and share a common domestic life but are neither joined by marriage nor a civil union. Some gays don’t mind having these rights but they feel it is not the same as having the same right as to being married like heterosexual couples.
The issue of who can or cannot marry has been a prior topic of discrimination in the United States before. Marriage of African Americans and whites were prohibited by