Gay Marriage Should Be Legalized Essays

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The Boston Globe article For Gay Marriage argues that gay marriage should be legalized. The editors state that over the years America has continuously increased its circle of rights. The Globe points out that this increase began with the civil rights movement, women’s rights, voting age, and continuing with minorities, gays, and those with physical disabilities. In today’s society non traditional families, adoptive parents, and single mothers all receive benefits from the government (A18). The globe explains that in 1967 the supreme court ruled that there would no longer be a ban on interracial marriage. Today seven same-sex couples are now petitioning to the SJC for the right to marry under civi law. (“Globe” A18) The globe presents the opposition’s claim involving the attorney general’s belief that although denying a marriage license to same sex couples may be discriminatory it is not a “sufficiently grievous” violation of the constitution. The opposition contends that the Legislature should be deciding any decision involving marriage licenses (A18). The Globe rebuts by stating that because the Massachusetts Constitution guarantees that, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex, color, creed, or national origin” this should include the right to get married (A18). The reality of the situation is that same sex parented families already exist they just don’t receive marriage benefits. The Globe…

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