Problems With The Federal Marriage Amendment Act

What Is The Federal Marriage Amendment Act?
Some members that’re apart of the radical right, have been aggressively campaigning to essentially amend the U.S. Constitution so that they can legally deny the ‘right to marry’ to couples of the same sex that are involved in a committed relationship. This amendment would also invalidate all local and state domestic partnerships laws as well as to nullify civil rights protections that are based on marital status.

In a nutshell, the Federal Marriage Amendment is a proposed amendment to the Constitution that would essentially outline or rather define, that marriage in the United States is a union of one man and one woman.

Many experts have looked at this in disbelief due to the fact that we have made progress from the days of which many Americans did not approve of marriage between Protestants and Catholics and between individuals of different races. Unfortunately as it currently stands many people oppose the whole concept of allowing two adults of the same gender to marry each other, and some of those opposers want to write that discrimination into the fabric of the U.S. Constitution. This is truly a disdainful act indeed, when you look at the fact that Gay Americans serve in the military, keep our communities safe and pay taxes just like straight Americans.

Problems With The Amendment

* Obliterate Family Rights – The amendment would essentially deprive gay or lesbian couples their right to marry. In doing so, it would destroy the family rights, that many same-sex couples and their families now have such as hospital visitation rights, legal rights in pensions, low cost health insurance, inheritance and other things that couples take advantage of.

* Rejects American Traditions Of Life – It’s a well known fact that America has a tradition of protecting the freedom of it’s citizens. This amendment would essentially reverse that constitution tradition of protecting freedom. In fact, what’s so alarming about this amendment is that it seeks to restrict individual freedoms and as of now, none of the the previous constitution amendments that have been previously made, restricted individual freedom.

* Unnecessary – Even though America, periodically struggled with the topic of marriage in the past, the country as a whole has never taken the step of amending the constitution of all things to define marriage. As it stands, now is not the time to let the select few use our constitution as a tool for homophobic discrimination.

Mansouri Law Offices is well aware of the obstacles families encounter  when it comes to securing a marriage license and family law matters. The law firm has established a track record for providing unbiased, indiscriminate legal services to same sex couple for over several years.

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