The Controversy: The debate over whether same sex marriage should be legal is one of the greatest debates of the 2000’s. Some say gay marriage is wrong and that it goes against Christian beliefs. Others believe that everyone has the right to marry whoever they want.
Can Two People of the Same Sex Legally be Married? <ul><li>The Defense of Marriage Act was passed in 1996 by President Bill Clinton. </li></ul><ul><li>The Federal government is not required to consider a same-sex relationship as a marriage. </li></ul><ul><li>States decide whether or not they want to allow same sex marriage in their state. </li></ul>
Arguments for Same Sex Marriage "Same-sex couples deserve exactly the same benefits and protections under the law as everyone else." Denying same-sex couples the right to marry violates their rights as a US citizen. They deserve to be treated the same as every other couple.
Arguments for Same Sex Marriage "Homosexuality is not a life style choice, but a genetic predisposition." The latest scientific experimentation has shown that homosexuality is determined by a person’s genetics, not by their choice. People should not be discriminated against because of their genetic make-up.
Arguments Against Same Sex Marriage "Homosexuality is morally wrong." Homosexuality goes against the religious faith that our American society is based on.
“ Children benefit more from being raised in a family with a mom and a dad.” Arguments Against Same Sex Marriage Scientists have found that children thrive when they have one parent the same gender as them and one the other.