The Defense of Marriage Act of 1996


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Essay #: 062749
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The beginning:
The Defense of Marriage Act of 1996
Analyzing the Marginalization of Homosexuals in the Historical Debate on Same Sex Marriage in the United States
Section A:
The historical origins of the debate over the legal validity of same sex marriage will be analyzed through the marginalization of homosexual people in the United States. While the desire for gay persons to marry had not be popular during the 1950s, it was not until the 1970s that homosexual couples now desired to be married due to the rising importance of women’s rights movement that had made so much headway in the 1970s. In this manner, the beginnings of the social “problem” for gay marriage became more evident as a matter of social equality for women and minorities after the Civil...
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