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Gay rights and same sex marriage
Journalism & Communication
Pages 70 (17570 words)
This dissertation will focus on an analysis of states where same-sex marriage has been legalized. The bulk of the analysis in this regard will be court decisions, as courts provide much more evidence and argument for their positions than do legislatures. The conclusion is that courts use different standards of review for same-sex marriage, which indicates a clear split between jurisdictions on the matter.
Another conclusion is that courts, in making their decisions regarding same-sex marriage cases, tend to reach in order to get to the desired conclusion. This seems to hold for both courts ruling against same-sex marriage and courts ruling for same-sex marriage. The conclusion is that the courts that rule on the issue might have a preconceived notion as to how they want the case to turn out, then apply convenient legal theories to the facts at hand. This means that these decisions may not be entirely neutral or law-driven. This is perhaps unsurprising, considering the controvers... ...
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