Same Sex Issues
Our¬† Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996 that prohibits¬† giving recognition to same sex marriages. The decision received¬† widespread approval among American citizens at the time, with many¬† citing morality and religion as the primary consideration behind¬† their decision. Fast forward almost 15 years later, and a completely¬† different picture emerges.
‚ÄĘ I believe there is no reason to discriminate against anyone because of their sexual orientation.¬† However,¬† I believe it best¬† to allow the general population, to decide on the issue of same sex marriage, by casting their individual votes, as has already been done in several states, rather than to rely on the personal decision or a candidate for the Presidency of the United States.¬†¬†
‚ÄĘ So far, only five (5) states (Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont) allows the registration of same sex marriage.¬†