Gay Marriage Rights

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Gay Marriage Rights

  1. 1. Love is for everyone By Ashley H
  2. 2. What is it? It’s a law enacted by Congress that states: The Federal Government doesn’t recognize gay marriages. It allows states to make their own decisions on gay marriages. Each state can decide whether or not to recognize a legal gay marriage from another state.
  3. 3.  DOMA allows states to  The gay partners of make their own federal employees marriage licenses for gay cannot receive federal marriages. health benefits such as 1,049 marriage benefits health insurance and are given to married Social Security, but gays and lesbians, which married spouses can. are also given to  DOMA does not require heterosexual couples. states to recognize same-sex marriages.  DOMA allows for individual states to ban same-sex marriage laws.
  4. 4.  Similar to marriage It allows straight or gay people to enter into partnerships for financial benefits and social recognition A compromise position for “anti-gays” and gays Partners of civil unions don’t receive the identical tax or health benefits as married couples.It is clearly “less than” status
  5. 5. Homosexual acts legal Same-sex marriage Other type of partnership (or unregistered cohabitation) Marriage recognized but not performed Same-sex unions not recognizedHomosexual acts illegal Minimal penalty Heavy penalty Life in prison Death penalty
  6. 6.  Strongly favor/favor 41% Oppose/strongly appose: 47% Unsure: 10% You don’t have to be gay to support gay marriage/rights! Be involved with a Gay Pride Parade!
  7. 7.  Freedom to Marry GayPASG No H8 CampaignFor Teens: The Trevor Project American Civil Liberties Unions
  8. 8.  http://statesthatallowgaymarriage.com/ http://http://www.freedomtomarry.org/pag es/roadmap-to-victory http://www.thetrevorproject.org/organizati on http://gaylife.about.com/cs/gaymarriage/i /doma.htm http://www.aclu.org/ http://www.gaypasg.org/GayPASG/index.h tm

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