America's Outlook On Gay Marriage

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Same-sex marriages are around the world when it all began in Denmark 1989 they formed “registered partnerships” allowing inheritance rights to same-sex couples. Norway, Sweden, Iceland and European countries followed Denmark’s actions. After the Netherlands became the first actual country to legalize same-sex marriage, “About 2,400 same-sex couples married in the country within nine months of the marriage law going into effect, according to government figures. Since then, the number of same-sex marriages has declined annually from 1,800 in 2002 to 1,100 in 2005” (Lozano-Bielat). In November 2003, the Massachusetts Supreme Court found that gay couples must be given equal marriage rights under the state... View More »

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C. New York is the only state that will recognize marriages legally entered into in another jurisdiction. Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Oregon provide the equivalent of state-level spousal rights within the state. Hawaii, Maine, Washington State and District of Columbia provide some statewide spousal rights within the state. According to Johnson, “seven legislators spoke on the issue-four in favor of the repeal and three who wanted to maintain the ban” (A4). If people get married in Massachusetts and return home where there state does not recognize it, they can sew the state to get benefits. Allowing same-sex marriages creates an economic boom for the state. This is currently happening in California and in Massachusetts. The union of gay marriage is willing to spend money for their celebrations from jewelry to flower and receptions. The governor hopes lifting this ban will not create a rush of gay couples to Massachusetts for the purpose of legal marriage.
When this issue comes into politics, it can either help or hinder a candidates standing with the public. Previously, when Massachusetts ruled four years ago, the Republicans strategy used the ruling to obtain key states for George Bush over John Kerry. This year California court’s ruling may ignite a reaction similar to Massachusetts, since California is a republican state. However, John McCain does not have the kind of position on same-sex marriage to attract absolutists on the religious right. McCain also does not have the ability to speak to religious conservatives the way Bush has. An ...

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