For many years, same-sex marriage has been a hot topic of endless debate. Supporters of same-sex marriage say that a relationship and subsequent marriage between two people of the same sex is natural and normal. These supporters believe that a person does not choose to be gay and is instead born this way. Supporters also say that same-sex couples are just as capable as heterosexual couples when it comes to getting married, living together, and raising children.
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Same Sex Marriage Laws in the United States
Straight couples get married for love, but they also do it to claim access to in the U. Some of the protections and obligations of marriage in the U. By , 17 States, Washington D. Hodges that state-level bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. The court ruled that the denial of marriage licenses to same-sex couples and the refusal to recognize those marriages performed in other jurisdictions violates the Due Process and the Equal Protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. The ruling overturned a precedent, Baker v.
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By Raziye Akkoc. It has been more than a decade since the first country legalised gay marriage and now Ireland is set to be the first nation to legalise it by referendum on Friday. The Yes campaign is widely expected to win anywhere between 60 and 75 per cent of the vote, though some say the country's more conservative church going, elderly and rural communities could yet turn out in force for the No campaign. In , the Netherlands made gay marriage legal and went further in giving gay people opportunities previously denied by granting the right to adopt children.
And there has also been lots of confusion about what, practically speaking, a ruling that stopped short of legalizing gay marriage in 50 states would mean. Or is it relatively obvious which couples will receive federal benefits? The answer is somewhere in between. If the court strikes down DOMA, the federal courts will have to settle serious, hard legal questions about which same-sex couples are married for purposes of federal law. After all, states have had different marriage laws for centuries, and their definitions can conflict when people marry in one state and live in or move to another.