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Kelly 1Caroline KellyMrs. ChampagneEnglish 102April 18, 2013Gay Marriage in the United StatesGay marriage in the United States has been—and continues to be—an extremely controversial topic from which much dispute has been borne. Most individuals have their own opinion on the situation: either they strongly agree with it, or strongly disagree with it. Then there are the individuals who remain neutral and show no bias, one way or the other. Some base their opinion off of personal beliefs while others decide how they feel based off the law and government. Even though one’s personal beliefs matter greatly in a situation such as this, there is a bigger picture than the simple dogma of societal norms. Should individual states be able to legalize gay marriage even though it is unconstitutional? Should government have the ability to allow or deny any marriage or civil union, regardless of the gender involved? There are many solutions to this debated problem. (If you want to give a section a header, you would do it starting where I started this line, then first paragraph has no indent. In MLA, this is called a second level header. There are third and fourth [see Purdue Owl writing website] level headers, but you need more info for that. What was the page or word requirement? You may need to stretch this. By the way, my parentheses are not part of the essay, just notes for you. If you are not going to use headers, then delete the last 6 lines of parentheses and indent the first word of the next paragraph. 1 inch indents in MLA.)
Kelly 2Throughout the history of the United States (gay marriage was allowed in Roman times, but was upon differently than today. The Romans were Pagans, and high society types were into such ritualistic rites as gay marriage. The three modern religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all denounce gay marriage something to look at for further research) gay marriage has always been illegal. However, over the past decade gay marriage has become legal in nine states. It is clearly stated that marriage is to be between a man and a woman (what is clearly stated?). As seen in Josh Brokaw’s article on the issue: (You need block quotations here)Signed into law in 1996, the Defense of Marriage Act explicitly does not allow the