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Same-sex marriage is illegal in most states and is not recognized federally.

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It's unconstitutional to deny two people the rights and benefits of marriage just because they happen to be the same sex. My gay friends have been in loving partnerships for decades. It doesn't make any sense that they can't get married when their marriage would be happier and longer-lasting than so many other ones.
Supporters: Eric Teasley, Aaron Greenspan, Aaron Wilton, Jonathan Wallis, Kyle Halgerson, Scott Cederberg, Arbi Llaveshi, Brian Sperling, Dana Leader, Nathan Bouscal, Nicholas Fox
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Laws and Regulations, United States Code
1 U.S.C. § 7: Title 1, Chapter 1, Section 7

§7. Definition of ?marriage? and ?spouse?

In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative bureaus and agencies of the United States, the word "marriage" means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word "spouse" refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife.

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(Added Pub. L. 104–199, §3(a), Sept. 21, 1996, 110 Stat. 2419.)

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    Solution Amend the U.S. Code to recognize same-sex marriages federally and to supersede the states by guaranteeing them rights and benefits equivalent to opposite-sex marriages in every state.
    Just as the anti-miscegenation laws and so many other prejudiced relics have been overturned, so it is time for laws restricting same-sex marriage to be overturned.
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    Solution Re-define marriage as solely a religious matter. The legal construct joining two people will be called a "civil union", which does not discriminate between homosexual and heterosexual couples.
    All current rights given to spouses under "marriage" will be extended to spouses under "civil unions". This includes, but is not limited to: filing taxes jointly, sharing family insurance, social security benefits, estate tax exemptions, veteran & military benefits, and spousal medical proxy.

    "Marriage" will be considered a religious extension of the legal rights granted by a "civil union". Religious organizations are under no obligation to "marry" homosexual couples, as protected by the First Amendment's protection of religion.
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