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  1. Gay Marriage

  2. THE CONSTITUTION • Everyone has the Constitutional right to marry • The Supreme Court upholds the wish to marry whomever one chooses • States should not make laws that do not abide by the Constitution

  3. Proposition 8 • Made same-sex marriages illegal in California in 2008 • Only marriage between one man • and a woman is valid or recognized from that point on • Challenged in 2009, but was upheld until August 2010 when it was voided by the Federal Courts

  4. The right to marry should not be based on sexual orientation • Under the law, every individual should be given the same rights

  5. Gays have been forced to rally and take part in movements so that their voices can be heard • They promote peace and equality, while campaigning for their own rights

  6. Gay’s and lesbian’s taking part in rally’s have been met with opposition by those who believe that marriage can only be between one man and one woman.

  7. Celebrities have used their influence to bring awareness to the injustice • This can help the public see same-sex couples in a positive way

  8. “I'm a supporter of gay rights.  And not a closet supporter either.  From the time I was a kid, I have never been able to understand attacks upon the gay community.  There are so many qualities that make up a human being... by the time I get through with all the things that I really admire about people, what they do with their private parts is probably so low on the list that it is irrelevant.”  ~Paul Newman

  9. Bullying associated with gay slurs has become a major factor in teen suicides. • This shows an increase in the intolerance towards gays and lesbians.

  10. Public Display of Affection • With the increasing amount of PDA in our society today, some people accept, rather than judge gays • Others still strongly believe that PDA between gays in inappropriate

  11. The constitution gives everyone equal rights • These rights include the right to love whomever you wish • One cannot be withheld from being with someone of the same sex, so why should they not be allowed to wed as well?

  12. The Rainbow Flag • Parades are held all over the world, promoting gays and their wish to be treated equal • Rainbow flags, also called freedom flags, represent gay pride • The different colors symbolize diversity

  13. Gays In The Media • Prominent actors like TR Knight face the day to day struggle with being openly gay. • The prominence of gays in today’s society have created a better understanding of their views • Even movies today are being made with main characters that a gay

  14. Gays struggle daily, while fighting for what they believe they have a right to • Society should not discriminate against people due to their sexuality and how they choose to express it

  15. Works Cited • • • • • • • • • • • • • •