Is Same-Sex Marriage Morally Permissible?

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The beginning:
Is Same-Sex Marriage Morally Permissible?
Introduction
Same-Sex Marriage is a controversial issue with many recent political judgments and ramifications.
Thesis: Same-sex marriage is a morally permissible union between Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual (LGB) individuals because all people have a human and civil right to freedom and happiness, which includes the right to marry whomever one wishes. LGB individuals and couples should not be discriminated against because they love people of the same sex/ gender; one kind of couple should in no way be seen as inferior or superior to another. To do so would be socially unjust and morally wrong.
Why is there a Same-Sex Marriage Debate?
Negative views of homosexuality
Same-sex marriage: civil right or...
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