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The United States was created based on such principles as freedom of speech non-oppressive government and the statement all men are created equal It has taken years and years to build a country that guarantees each person equality but it seems that now the government has taken a step back to break that promise A persons sexuality should not decide who they are to marry and the same goes for their race income religion or heritage Only until after the Civil War could African Americans marry in all parts of the United States In 1967 the Supreme Court decided that mixed race couples could marry anywhere in the United States Banning same sex marriage is unconstitutional because of what is stated in the 14th amendment the first amendment and the three unalienable rights of American citizens The first amendment of the constitution states this as many know through common knowledge Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances Not every person in the United States thinks homosexuality is wrong The definition of marriage for many is based on their religion and religious texts What people dont realize is that homosexuality is a sin only to their religion and even then it is questionable yet not ethnically speaking There are Presbyterians Jews Buddhist and others that gladly married homosexual couples How obvious is it that banning homosexual marriage is pressing ones religion onto the whole country which as stated before is unconstitutional The fourteenth amendment was added to the constitution shortly after the Civil War in 1868 It was passed in order to distribute equal rights among all the American people It has four parts the most critical one being the first It states All persons born or naturalized
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