Gay Marriage Philosophy Research Paper

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Running head: GAY MARRIAGE Gay Marriage (name) (school) (date) Gay Marriage Introduction One of the most controversial issues in our society today is that of gay marriage. It is an issue primarily because of basic gender considerations, religious, as well as civil rights concerns.


These arguments make gay marriage one of the largely unsettled issues in our society. And this issue will not likely be settled in the contemporary context where conservatives and liberals seem to be bound to contradict each other in almost all issues and points of discussion. This paper shall discuss the thesis: The government has no right to enact laws which ban marriage between individuals of the same gender. It shall clarify arguments for both sides of the issue and state which side of the issue is better defended. This topic is being discussed in the hope of establishing a clear and comprehensive assessment of the issue. Discussion The provision of the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution which is relevant to this issue is in Section 1 which partly reads “…no state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; 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 laws” (as cited by Cornell University, n.d). These provisions can be used as the basis for gay marriage being a constitutionally protected right. ...
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