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Gay Marriage State Laws on the Road to Change

gay texas flagState Laws are beginning to change in the state of Texas as legislators try to approve gay marriage state by state. With Texas being one of the states further right getting this to pass will not be an easy task.

The controversy of gay marriage has been going on for decades and has caused quite an uproar between the two political parties. The democrats are in favor of gay marriage while republicans have share the Christian values that marriage should be between a man and a woman. Gay marriage going against Christian values has been the leading factor to people being opposed to same sex marriage.

For the house and the senate to pass a law saying it is okay they would need more than two thirds of the vote being pro-same sex marriage. President Obama recently stated in his Inauguration speech: “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law.” As The Daily Caller says, Obama is not the only politician in favor of gay marriage, many other highly ranked politicians have spoken out on the issue. People who spoke out against Obama stated that he was not doing enough for homosexuals and needs to become more involved in the process of getting gay marriage legal around the country.

Advocates have recently taken the streets in Texas trying to “repeal the ban” on gay marriage. Texas is mostly a republican state making gay marriage a huge issue here. Convincing Texans to be for gay marriage will not be a simple task. “Whether it takes the form of a domestic partnership registry or civil unions or something else, we are going to start working here in the Legislature to build capacity in this body so that we will have success, whether it’s this session or a future session,” said Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas (Dallas Morning News). Texas is so against gay marriage they do not want any legal status to be available to gay people and their relationships.gay marriage

Legislators are now working in Texas to go against a part of the Texas Constitution that states that: “union of one man and one women” should be the only marriage status allowed. With all the controversy in Texas this process will not be an easy one. If two thirds support the constitutional amendment then it will be passed and same sex marriage will be allowed in the state of Texas.

When dealing with getting gay marriage approved all across the United States, legislators will have to take this problem state by state. One of the biggest issues with this is whether or not it can be categorized as constitutional or unconstitutional. Many Republicans will fight against the crowd and say it is no constitutional for the same sex to be married and that is violates many Christian values and beliefs. Democrats believe that this is constitutional and anyone that is in love should be able to get married and do as they wish.

Until these issues are solved and democrats and republicans can began working together, gay marriage will have to be taken state by state. Times are becoming more modern and people are becoming okay to the idea of same sex marriage. Younger people have recently shown that they are fine with same sex marriage, while older people tend to be against it. As we modernize and the generations change, so will some of the narrow-minded ideas obtained by many Americans.

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  1. February 22, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    The pictures you used are good and bright and attracted my attention. In the first paragraph you used a sentence that said “With Texas being one of the states further right getting this to pass will not be an easy task,” I think maybe you should add a comma between “right” and “getting.” Also there was another sentence that said “The democrats are in favor of gay marriage while republicans have share the Christian values that marriage should be between a man and a woman,” either the words “have” or “share” need to be deleted. Other than those few grammatical errors, really good job!

  2. govnicoleh
    February 22, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    This is a very nice post Meagan. I liked the pictures you used, as they support your story well. I did notice some grammatical errors while reading your post. You might want to go back and reread it out loud so you can find these errors, along with other sentences that sound awkward. You have a good amount of links in your post, and your placement of pictures makes it seem less text-y. Other than a few awkward sentences good post!

  3. February 23, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Great job Meagan! Good topic choice and I totally agree with you that times have changed and that narrow minded people need to become more open and accepting to gay marriage. I would say maybe read over it again just because there are a few grammer and spelling mistakes. For example in paragraph 2, “favor of gay marriage while republicans have share the christian values”. Other than proof reading and fixing some small mistakes I think it is very good and well written!

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