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Gay Marriage

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stephanie stenson

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Gay Marriage U.S. Supreme Court declared in 1949's Cleveland Board of Education V. LaFleur that the "Freedom of personal choice in matters of marriage and family is one of the liberties protected by the Due Process Class" "The enumeration in the constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people" Is it really harmful? By
Stephanie Stenson
& Cassie Carig Table of Contents
1) Should gay marriage be legal?
2)Why People Believe it is wrong
3) Violations in the Constitution
4) Child Adoptions
5) Where Gay Marriage is Legal
6) How it affects society in NYC
7) Celebrities Support
8) Quotes
9) Other Perspectives
10) Bibliography Should Gay Marriage Be Legal? Reasons Why Minority Discrimination
Doesn't Hurt Society
Increases Child Adoptions
No Such Thing As A 'Traditional Marriage'
Love Matters! Violations found in the Constitution First Amendment "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press The Freedom of Speech allows individuals to express themselves without interference or constraint by the government Nineth Amendment When the Bill of Rights was first proposed many people argued that any rights owed to the people not specifically specified in then constitution would be free to be violated by the government. This amendment was created to address and fix this problem And marriage is a right which is owed to the people meaning the government is violating the rights of homosexual couples by not letting them get married too. "All persons born or naturalized in the U.S., and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the U.S. and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the U.S.; nor shall any state deprive ANY person of life, liberty or property, without Due Process of Law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." Fourteenth Amendment Increased child adoptions by 20%

Every 1 in 20 children adopted are by homosexuals

About 32,500 children have same sex parents Child Adoptions Why people believe it is wrong Religion

Don't believe is 'actual' marriage

Denies a child a mother or a father How gay marriage affects society in New York City Ever since NYC legalized gay marriages...

200,000 more people visited
$259 million more in just economic activity
Created $16 million extra revenue from taxes The average cost of a wedding is $26,000 and there is an average 646,500 unmarried gay couples in America, which could create a lot of money for the U.S. Many Celebrities support gay marriage too, such as Lady Gaga
Anne Hathaway
Elton John
Ellen DeGeneres
Barack Obama
Kevin Bacon Ke$ha
Brad Pitt
Adam Lambert
Ben Affleck
George Clooney
Neil Patrick Harris YES!! Where Gay Marriage is Legal Connecticut
Iowa
Massachusetts
Maine
Maryland
New York
Washington
Vermont States Countries Netherlands
Ice Land
Belgium
Portugal
Spain
Canada
South Africa
Norway Argentina
Mexico
Sweden
Denmark
Israel Quotes About Same Sex Marriage "I'm a supporter of gay rights and not a closet supporter either. From the time I was a kid, I have never been able to understand attacks upon the gay community" Places Debating Gay Marriages Australia
China
Colombia
Finland
France
Germany
Ireland
Luxemboug
Nepal
New Zealand
Nigeria
Turkey
United Kingdom " I favor legalizing same sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages," " The government has to treat all citizens equally," " There are over 1,100 rights that are not being given to same sex couples, I think that's unacceptable," - Barack Obama - Paul Newman "I respect and admire gay men and women," - Hayley Williams "I started Being really proud of the fact that I was gay even though I wasn't"
- Kurt Cobain We took a survey from students at this school. We asked people of all different ages, races, genders and religions to ask their opinion on same sex marriage. Should Homosexual Couples Be Allowed To Get Married? Are Homosexual Couples Immoral or Wrong? Are Homosexual Couples Harmful To Society? Bibliography gaymarriage.procon.org
1.umn.edu
civilliberty.about.com
gaymarriagehg.com
law.cornell.edu
goodreads.com 88% said yes 1% said maybe 11% said no 85% Said No 2% Said Maybe 13% Said Yes 87% Said No 12% Said Yes 1% Said Maybe Marriage The legal or religious ceremony that formalizes the decision of two people to live as a married couple Every person should be able to have the same rights
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