DOMA Argumentative Essay

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“Ever since the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) became a federal law in 1996, gay advocates have been trying to remove any restrictions from this law and pass same sex marriage as a whole.” ( 2006-2015). These advocates wanted this law to pass not only within the state they reside in, but nationwide. During this time, same sex marriage was looked down upon. America is supposed to be the land of the free. How are we free if we can’t marry who we want?
DOMA was passed by the United States Congress in 1996. DOMA delineates marriage as a unification between one man and one woman. “The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is a law that prevented same-sex couples from collecting federal benefits.” ( 2015) It was not fair to same-sex couples. They wanted freedom. They wanted to be treated with equality just like everyone else who was not gay. They were being treated impartially and wanted to have rights equivalent to those who were straight. People who were gay were seen as if they were morally challenged.
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You can also determine consequences whether they are good consequences or bad consequences. Why is it that people who are gay are seen as not knowing morals? It does say in the bible that a man shall not lie with another man, but it also says that God is the only one who can judge. People whom are gay should not be seen as if they do not have morals because being gay is not wrong. Wanting to marry the person you love is not wrong. Discriminating against people is wrong and that should be considered
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