Sociological forces that have generated the controversy over same-sex marriages

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I have to write 700-1000 words describing: the sociological forces that have generated the controversy over same-sex marriages and civil unions in the United States.

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Sociological forces that have generated the controversy over same-sex marriagesI have to write 700-1000 words describing: the sociological forces that have generated the controversy over same-sex marriages and civil unions in the United States. Explain the ramifications of these unions on society and describe if and how this will result in further social change.IntroductionIn theUnited States, same-sex marriage is accepted by thefederal governmentand has been legitimate in thirty sevenU.S. states,the District of Columbiaand twenty twoNative American tribal jurisdictions. Above seventy percent of the population lives in jurisdictions where same-sex couples can lawfully marry. Amongst thirty eight states where same-sex marriage is legal to at least some extent, marriage is open to same-sex couples in thirty five of those, whereas it is constrained in three of them. Missouri accepts same-sex marriages from out-of-state and same-sex marriages licensed by the City of St. Louis, though two other jurisdictions also issue these licenses. Still the issue of same-sex marriage is one of the most controversial and politically heated cases of American public policy.Controversy on Same-Sex Marriage In 2006 "Value Voter's Summit" sponsored by the evangelically grounded "Family Research Council," ordinary and secondary conservative politicians equally applied the topic of same-sex marriage as a collective sob to their constituents. Republican Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave of Co

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