Same Sex Marriage
Presented by: Emily Loving, Alec Dickson, James Hall, and
• 3.5 percent identify as LGBT
• 17 States have legalized gay marriage
• 1996 to 2013, 27 percent to 53 percent
• Major Stakeholder since they are being
• They have their rights in their interest.
• Have the most to lose.
Government and Political
• Defines marriage as one
man, one woman
• Military service
• No recognition from state
• Constitutional Amendment
• Equal treatment under law
• Marriage remains at state
• No federal ban
• Who? : Christianity 78.4%
(Protestants 51.3% and Catholicism
23.9%) Judaism, Islam.
• What are they saying? : There is a
split between views; Islam and
Orthodox Judaism are completely
against homosexuality. The Reform
and Reconstructionist Jewish
movements are completely for samesex marriage. Some parts of
Christianity are for homosexuality but
are not for same-sex marriage.
How do they see the issue? : The main
argument for Christianity is that marriage should
strictly be between a man and woman according
to The Bible.
American Baptist Churches USA’s Pacific
Southwest region split from the denomination
because the national leadership did not penalize
congregations that welcomed openly gay
This affects those involved with the church.
Those who are affiliated with a certain church
can have altered personal beliefs due to their
church’s stance on same-sex marriage. This
affects politicians and potential voters in future
votes on marriage equality.
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