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Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues
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"Check out this site for articles and information on same sex marriage in the United States. The map will tell you the status of same-sex marriage in each state. Select from the drop-down menu to learn the states that recognize same-sex marriage, which recognize same-sex relationships, which prohibit same- sex marriage, and those that recognize interstate recognition. You can also learn how elected officials stand on same sex marriage. Use the drop down menu at the bottom right hand corner of the page to select a state to find out if the senators and members of Congress of that state are for or against same-sex marriage."
Same Sex Marriage Laws (Nat'l Conference of State Legislatures)
"There are currently 17 states plus the District of Columbia that allow same-sex marriage and four states that have rule bans on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional. Learn more about same sex marriage in the United States. There is a map on the page that will tell you the status of same-sex marriage in each state. Then read about the history of same-sex marriage in the U.S., starting in Hawaii in 1993, up through recent court rulings."
Same-Sex Marriage, Gay Rights (Polling Report)
"Take a look at how views on same-sex marriage have changed in the past few years. This page puts together polls from various places such as ABC News/Washington Post, Gallop Poll, and Pew Research Center. Responses to questions on same-sex marriage are shown here. In some instances, responses are shown from various points in time. For example in a Pew Research Center poll, 27% of respondents favored same sex marriage in 1996. By 2014, 54% of respondents were in favor."
Should Gay Marriage Be Legal? (ProCon.org)
"As of May 21, 2014, gay marriage is legal in nineteen U.S. states, while 31 other states have laws or constitutional amendments that ban it. Those who support gay marriage say homosexual couples should have the same rights as heterosexual couples. Those who oppose it support a traditional view of marriage being between a man and a woman. Just 45 years ago, homosexual sex was illegal but protests began in 1969 as police raided gay bars. Homosexuality was classified as a mental disorder until the 1970s. Gay rights activists fought back to eliminate discrimination. The debate over gay marriage and gay rights continues around the world."
The Secular Case Against Gay Marriage (The Tech - MIT)
"The author of this online newspaper column presents you with state regulations regarding marriage in order to make a point about same sex marriage. It is pointed out that states highly regulate marriage for a good reason and the issue should be viewed as one of civil rights. The author explains the states' view on marriage in general and its costliness. Many arguments for and against same sex marriage are addressed and the article concludes with the possible results of allowing marriage based on love."
Same-sex marriage in the United States (CNN)
Learn about each state’s position on same-sex marriage using this map. The map is color-coded and tells you the states that allow same-sex marriage, the states that have a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, and the states that have a statutory ban on same-sex marriage. Then mouse over the state for additional tax information for same-sex couples in that state. You can also click on the last sentence of the paragraph for recent articles on same-sex marriage."
10 Reasons Why Homosexual “Marriage” is Harmful and Must be Opposed (TFP Student Action)
"This article is in opposition to same sex marriage and gives 10 reasons why it is wrong. The article states that same sex marriage is not really marriage and defeats the purpose of marriage which is to pro-create. Other reasons include that a child of same-sex parents will not have either a mother or a father. Also, same sex marriage forces all of society to accept homosexuality, and may be a gateway to other unnatural behaviors."