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Week 5 DQ 2 Answer Pt. 2

Week 5 DQ 2 Answer Pt. 2 - continue because there will...

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When the majority of the people of California voted in favor of Proposition 8, a ballot initiative that banned same-sex marriage in that state, in the November 2008 elections, civil rights activists protested and vowed to continue their fight for equal rights. The case was later taken to the California Supreme Court, which upheld and declared Proposition 8 as constitutional on May 26, 2009. The debate on equal rights, especially as related to marriage, for gay men and lesbians continues. Would you classify this as an issue or as a problem? Explain your reasoning. I think this strongly qualifies as an issue. There are many intelligent people on both sides of the argument fighting to get their opposed viewpoint agreed upon. This will always be an issue because not all citizens believe that same sex marriage should be allowed between these couples, but the gay/lesbian community along with their supporters, are millions strong. No matter which political party votes on whether or not the bill passes, the controversy will
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Unformatted text preview: continue because there will always be those that are opposed to the ruling. I think that this is just the next stage in the civil rights movement. There have always been groups of people wanting equal rights. For instance, the slaves wanted to be free and equal to white men, however slaves also wanted the right to vote. Back then women also wanted to be able to vote, and be able to get out of the home and into the workplace. Now, gay and lesbian couples want to be able to get married and live like any other married couples. All three of these are examples of issues that eventually created solutions over time, but ones’ solutions are not always guaranteed. However, California is not the only state that has legalized same sex marriage and I am sure over time there will be many other states that will follow suite, while others stay grounded to their decision on this matter. With that being said this will always remain an issue, a controversial one....
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