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According to Chapter 1 of title 1 of the United States Code 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 The Defense of Marriage Act Marriage has long been an institution that was based on the love of two individuals and their future together While procreation is also considered in the definition there are no laws in our society stating that it is necessary or even important With the Defense of Marriage Act bill the United States government is not defending the tradition of family but instead enforcing prejudice and hatred against a group that is already struggling to gain equal rights and acceptance in a society that has long closed its collective mind to homosexuality I agree that the institution of marriage should be defended for it creates opportunities for children to grow up in better environments and it is affiliated with many positive influences in a couple or family however I will only pertain to this idea only if by marriage our government and society is referring to a union based on the love between two individuals Since the dawn of American History equal rights among US citizens has been a hotly debated issue With the Civil War and Lincolns Emancipation Proclamation slavery was prohibited On August 26 1920 with the ratification of the Constitutions nineteenth amendment women gained the right to vote African Americans were still discriminated by the government until the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 How come then that in todays modern American Society an institution that prides itself on being the home of the free and the land of the brave a vast number of Americans are hiding beneath a shroud of ignorance when it comes to the issue of homosexuality same sex marriage and the
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