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Click to hear this page read out loudShould Gay Marriage Be Legal?
Should gay marriage be legal? As of June 26, 2013, gay marriage has been
legalized in 13 US states (CA, CT, DE, IA, MA, MD, ME, MN, NH, NY, RI, VT,
and WA) and the District of Columbia. 35 states have gay marriage
bans through either laws or constitutional amendments or both.
Proponents argue that same-sex couples should have access to the same
marriage benefits and public acknowledgment enjoyed by heterosexual couples
and that prohibiting gay marriage is unconstitutional discrimination.
Opponents argue that altering the traditional definition of marriage as
between a man and a woman will further weaken a threatened institution and
that legalizing gay marriage is a slippery slope that may lead to
polygamous and interspecies marriages. Read more...
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