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Calista Warrington

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Transcript of Heterosexual

A person who sexually attracted to someone of the opposite sex
A person who is sexually attracted to the same sex
A person who is sexually attracted to the same sex
Adam and Eve?
Adam and Steve?
Eve and Madam?
Marriage Equality
1.The Netherlands became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage in 2001.

2.As of 2014, 13 more countries have legalized same-sex marriage. South Africa, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, and Spain are a few of these countries.

3.Massachusetts was the first US state to legalize same-sex marriage in 2004.

4.As of 2014, 20 states have followed: Iowa, Vermont, Maine, New York, Connecticut, Washington, Maryland, New Hampshire, Oregon, California, New Mexico, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C.

5.In 2012, President Obama made US History when he told ABC News, “I think same-sex couples should be able to get married. Ask your friends and other social influencers to show their support for LGBTQ rights. Sign up for Love It Forward.

6.Alaska and Hawaii were the first states to legally ban same-sex marriage in 1998.

7.16 states ban same-sex marriage, some by constitutional amendment, some by law, and the majority by both.

8.7 states provide some, if not all, spousal rights to unmarried couples in domestic partnerships, including California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Maine, and Wisconsin.

9.In many countries such as Sudan, Iran, and Saudi Arabia, gay people can be punished with the death penalty.

10.In 2013, the Supreme Court struck down parts of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) (which defined marriage as a union between man and woman) and declared that the federal government would recognize same-sex marriages as legal.

The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) (Pub.L. 104–199, 110 Stat. 2419, enacted September 21, 1996, 1 U.S.C. § 7 and 28 U.S.C. § 1738C) is a United States federal law that allows states to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages granted under the laws of other states.
Marriage Equality
It's your choice.
But was later ruled by the Supreme Court as unconstitutional in the Windsor Vs. United State case.
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