The Issue of Gay Marriage


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The Issue of Gay Marriage
This paper shall examine the issue of gay marriage. It is an issue that is currently being argued before the 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals. The history of the issue is presented. The views of opponents and proponents are presented and reviewed. The social and legal issues are investigated and the general conclusion that the issue will not be settled with the Courts final ruling is put forward.
Gay Marriage
In the elections of 2008 while the nation was debating the merits of the policies of the Bush administration, the morality of the war in Iraq, and the potential election of the first African-American president, California was embroiled in a debate over a voter initiative that would come to...
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