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    The Constitution states that any information not directly given to the Federal government is in the hands of the states, therefore the decision should be up to the states.
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    The Constitution states that any information not directly given to the Federal government is in the hands of the states, therefore the decision should be up to the states.
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    The Constitution states that any information not directly given to the Federal government is in the hands of the states, therefore the decision should be up to the states.
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  • Yes, it's a state's right

    I don't have much of a problem with same sex marriage. I mean, two of the same genders like each other. Sounds gross, but who am I to judge? Anyway, even though I'm okay with same sex marriage, I still believe the states have a right to enforce laws where same sex marriages can either be legal or illegal. The government shouldn't really get into this situation because the Constitution never mentioned anything about same sex marriage, therefore, when they made same sex marriage legal in all 50 states was unconstitutional. And for those states who banned gay marriage must have gotten angry over that fact. Though I think same sex marriage is okay, the states still have a right to decide to legalize or make it illegal to have same sex marriage.

  • The Tenth Amendment says that marriage is to be left to the states.

    From the National Constitution Center website:
    "Any power not listed, says the Tenth Amendment, is left to the states or the people. Although the Tenth Amendment does not specify what these “powers” may be, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that laws affecting family relations (such as marriage, divorce, and adoption) ... Are among those specifically reserved to the states or the people."

  • The 10th Amendment gives them this right.

    I know the states have a right to define a marriage is and I wish the States will stop letting some dumb judge tell them to accept homosexual marriage and their views goes against the will of the people. We states have already decided what marriage are legal and there is not one amendment in the us constitution that entitles homosexual marriage in any state except states that have approved homosexual marriage, The voters of this state have already ban homosexual marriage and this law is protected by the 10th amendment of the us constitution.

  • Anything not directly given to the federal government...

    The Constitution explains that any right/issue that is not expressly given to the federal government in the Constitution is a State issue and should be decided by each individual state. I understand that this causes issues when moving from state to state, but lets not give the government any more control than they have already taken away from the states.

  • States should decide gay marriage.

    States should decide gay marriage. This is because of the fact that gay marriage is something that should be able to be had by gay people. Gay people are the same as heterosexual people except for their sexual orientation. There is no reason why gay people shouldn't have the right to get married.

  • Yes, it is a state's issue.

    Yes, the states should decide gay marriage, because of the 10th Amendment. The 10th Amendment in the Bill of Rights says that any rights not reserved to the federal government are left to the states. Since the constitution and the first 10 Amendments did not have anything to say about gay rights or gay marriage, each state should decide the issue for themselves.

  • Yes, states should decide gay marriage.

    Yes, the issue of gay marriage should be left up to the states and each and every state should decide through legislation if that state chooses to acknowledge gay marriage or not. I believe that gay marriage is not a federal issue and that the federal government has other issues to content with instead of gay marriage.

  • It is not their place.

    States shouldn't decide who can marry who, the government shouldn't even be involved. This is a matter between the church and those who want gay marriage. It cannot be forced on the church to have gay marriages, nor can the gays be forced to live without. They are both due their opinions and deciding one way or the other would violate the freedoms the Constitution aims to provide to the people. I believe separation of church and state makes this even more confusing a move. The state has no business dictating to the church (unless it endangers the country), and likewise the church has no business making laws for congress.

  • Let's keep the United States united.

    If the states were to decide, we would have a divided nation. Coastal states would likely swing for gay marriage, and southern traditional states would likely swing against gay marriage. We would have two directly opposing views within our nation. If we make a federal law one way or the other, the entire nation would be bound by one view.

  • United under different opinions

    The federal government should have an ultimatum in the decision of gay marriage. While it should not be questioned, it is simply a legal union between two people, and the federal government should have a say in something that recieves so much debate and hatred. It is not required of those who do not "believe" in gay marriage to start going to pride festivals, but it should be required that they allow "...Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." to all those around them, and if they cannot, the federal government should be allowed intervention.

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  • The state is the governing body that has traditionally regulated marriage, divorce, child welfare and family courts operate under state laws.

    It is a founding principle of our republic that laws be made at the most local level practical. This allows citizens the best opportunity to affect change on issues that affect them most. Most all behaviors are regulated this way from trafic laws to murder. Though states differ we accept that prostituion, gambling, and drugs are regulated differently amongst the several states. Marriage is not a right. Homosexuality is a behavior and should not be considered a protected class. What if the Supreme Court decided prostitution was a legitimate commercial enterprise? The states would have to accept houses of prostitution even if the vast majority of citizens believe it to be immoral.

  • Marriage need to be between a Man and his Wife

    The Reason for that is because we need to Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, to do that we Need a MAN and WIFE!!!
    Where did the word MARRIAGE come from ??? It comes form The BIBLE ,,, if we did not know the bible we wouldn't know about Marriage there for we need to follow the real definition of Marriage ,,,We don't have to believe in the bible or be a christian ,,, but for those who want to use the word Marriage and be part of it need to accept the Definition of Marriage,,, That is Between a Man and his Wife because they need to be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth,,, that is why!!!
    Thank you!!!

  • Marriage need to be between a Man and his Wife

    The Reason for that is because we need to Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, to do that we Need a MAN and WIFE!!!
    Where did the word MARRIAGE come from ??? It comes form The BIBLE ,,, if we did not know the bible we wouldn't know about Marriage there for we need to follow the real definition of Marriage ,,,We don't have to believe in the bible or be a christian ,,, but for those who want to use the word Marriage and be part of it need to accept the Definition of Marriage,,, That is Between a Man and his Wife because they need to be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth,,, that is why!!!
    Thank you!!!

  • No they should not.

    The states should not decide gay marriage the federal government should and they should not take religion into account. They should recognize the fact that everyone has a right to marriage and taking it away just because it makes you uncomfortable is not right or fair, it is very biased.

  • No,states should not decide gay marriage.

    Gay marriage should be decision made on a federal level.This way couples would have definite rights across state lines.There is also the fact that different areas of the country have very different cultural values.One area may be very conservative while another area may be more conservative.This is why it should be more of a federal responsibility.

  • Federal Needs To Fix It

    I believe the raging debate over gay marriage needs to stop. When are we going to stop having rights movements in our country? We should be able to recognize inequality when we see it. When it's brought up, it should be fixed. Gay marriage should be legalized and our federal government should have the foresight to make this change on a national level.


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