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Gay Marriage in NC

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Recently in America, there have been a lot of talks in same sex marriage in the United States, especially with President Barack Obama being on the fence for several weeks on whether to support or stand against gay marriage. According to the Huffington Post, “In the final days before the vote, members of President Barack Obama’s cabinet expressed support for gay marriage.” While Clinton has the same view on the amendment, “and former President Bill Clinton recorded phone messages urging voters to oppose the amendment.” Tuesday, May 15th, North Carolina passed Amendment 1: banning same-sex marriage in the state, although President Obama was backing gay marriage. With President Obama on the fence of this very heated topic for so long, and then finally coming to a decision to support gay marriage, it leaves many citizens in the United States frustrated with the President. The citizens feel that if President Obama had a choice made earlier, it could have possibly changed the outcome in the decision to pass Amendment 1 in North Carolina.

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I am a supporter of pro-choice, when coming to gay marriage. Everybody in the United States has a choice on whom they want to marry, but they do not have a choice on what gender they want to marry. This, in my opinion, is a diluted form of countries that force marriages upon children without choice. Will our country come down to this in similarity, where our citizens are told who they can and can’t marry; whether it be off the same gender, or of the opposite?

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