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What is the real issue of gay marriage?

I have to conduct a very short essay regarding this issue. I'm currently researching about it, but I'm getting a lot of inconsistencies, and I really cannot write excessively for my prof. strictly limited the number of words we can have in our essay. 1. What is the real issue? 2. How is it a federalism problem? How is the state government dealing with it? How is the federal government dealing with it? 3. What are the 2 sides of the issue? If anyone could just please offer me some helpful details or information that will assist me in answering the questions above, I would appreciate it.

Asked By: blahhhblah - 9/16/2010
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Here is a list of what Mormons, Baptists, Catholics and homophobes don't want us to have (it's a long list and it has nothing to do with the "one man + one woman" definition, the argument against marriage equality is about denial of rights to a disfavored group, nothing else... More
Answered By: Hildo - 9/16/2010
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I think the only issue with it is homophobic people.
Answered By: Epiphany - 9/16/2010
 
religious people don;t want to ruin the tradition of marriage, but in reality the tradition of marriage has been tarnished. all these men abusing there wives. all these women marrying for money. all these divorces. etc. also religious people often there holey book doesn't allow homosexuality!! its so dumb to deny... More
Answered By: YesWeCan! - 9/16/2010
 
One side thinks that gay people should be able to marry the one they love, just like straight people can. They think that they should be able to chose the person who will be their "next of kin", who can visit them in the hospital, inherit their estate and arrange their funeral in the event of their death, make medical... More
Answered By: Robin W - 9/16/2010
 
The real issue is homophobic gays, who are seeking validation by altering what is commonly accepted as a normal life, marriage... More
Answered By: Prop 8 watch - 9/16/2010
 
Honestly,to me the reason a lot of people have an issue with gay marriage is because in the bible. But it goes deeper then that. I used to be this churchy little girl. Always did what i was told. When i was 11 i started liking girls. But i was always told being gay or bi was wrong. So for years and years i lied to... More
Answered By: Hanna - 9/16/2010
 
I don't know how short your essay has to be. I can offer you... More
Answered By: Court - 9/16/2010
 
The real issue is the inabilty of current fiscal repsponsibiltty laws to handle settlements in a gay marriage. Who gets alimony, the man or the man: the woman or the woman? Who gets custody of the adopted children? Divorce laws are not currently up to date on handling these concerns that will happen. How does the... More
Answered By: Norma - 9/16/2010
 
The reason gay marriage isn't legal is because there isn't really a separation of church and state. Gay marriage isn't like shoplifting or stealing a car, its not hurting anyone or doing anything wrong... More
Answered By: Nate - 9/16/2010
 
the real issues(and aim not that set on gay marriage yet but aim gay, not ashed too admit it but have, been in one for 5 years now) anyways my boyfriend just keeps, on hounding me too death too tye the knot(aim not insecure either) noways with al of the negative impact it throes at us, i tell him whats a go dam... More
Answered By: Michael Sinclair - 9/17/2010
 
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