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Same Sex Marriage and The Future

During the last two trimesters of our Government class we have been debating and writing blogs about current political issues. One of the most current topics that is being discussed, is the issue on same sex marriage. It has always slightly been brought up, but after reading the trending articles I feel as if I have a more knowledgeble view on this topic. The main current event websites including CNN, Fox News, and many others have articles on the recent releasing of Obama’s view.


There has been many reports on President Obama’s recent announcement for in support of same sex marriage. From CNN, “I want everyone treated fairly in this country. We have never gone wrong when we’ve extended rights and responsibilities to everybody,” He said, “That doesn’t weaken families, that strengthens families.”, is showing that in his upcoming election he will be for allowing gay marriage. To repeal the Defense of Marriage Act can either enhancing his chance or completely hurt his votes for the upcoming election. It can create young voters around the nation that are for gay marriage to vote for Obama, but as well it will alway religious democrats to maybe switch their vote due to their religious views. On the Conservative side, Romney also released later that “a marriage is defined as being between a man and woman”, keeping his side as a republican to keep the Defense of Marriage Act.

A current event that was primarily focused on last week was that North Carolina approved the amendment to ban same sex marriage. Once it was passed North Carolina became the thirtieth state to ban it. After “Obama has said his view is “evolving.” After the North Carolina vote“, this was the lead that made the expectance for Obama’s view to be so large. Also, there is only six states that fully allow gay marriage (in the NorthEast). By this it shows how this might not have been the best decision for Obama to show his full support for the support.

In my opinion, I think that if there happens to be two people of the same sex that want to be married then they should be allowed too. However, this subject is very touchy-feely for the many citizens and will create very debatable arguments among political leaders. For Obama to show his support for same sex and Romney to express his support on the Defense of Marriage Act, will create a very interesting and important upcoming election.

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  1. May 15, 2012 at 9:17 pm

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