Declare All State Bans on Same-Sex Marriage Unconstitutional
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Declare All State Bans on Same-Sex Marriage Unconstitutional

    1. Justin Brown
    2. Petition by

      Justin Brown

      Raleigh, NC

The United States Constitution is meant to protect the basic rights of all American citizens. The 10th amendment makes explicit the idea that the federal government is limited only to the powers granted in the Constitution, and so should have never allowed passage of the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. The 14th amendment states "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967), was a landmark civil rights case in which the United States Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, declared Virginia's anti-miscegenation statute, the "Racial Integrity Act of 1924", unconstitutional, thereby overturning Pace v. Alabama (1883) and ending all race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States. Same-sex marriage bans fall under the same exact illegal restrictions and deserve to be ruled as such.

These are the legal reasons.

What are your personal reasons?

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    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. This is a National petition to finally end the discrimination.

      Justin Brown
      Petition Organizer

      Please share this petition with friends and family everywhere; Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Etc.! With support from the President now, it is time we make all voices heard for the Supreme Court to rule that a majority vote cannot decide civil rights for a minority group!

    3. Reached 10 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Angela Slone MCROBERTS, KY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because I would like the right to marry my partner of 8 years legally and be protected by the law as a married couple.

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    • charlie bogen JUNCTION CITY, KS
      • about 2 years ago

      According to the tenth amendment, the federal government shouldnt be able to pass laws at all, except for constitutional amendments

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    • James R. Skalko EDINBORO, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      Support separation of church and state. Jesus did not mention homosexuality or gay marriage, but he did say that re-marriage after a divorce or marrying a divorced person is a sin.

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    • Jeremy Margison BOWLING GREEN, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      Any and all legislation that seeks to limit the rights of an individual based upon rote labeling, is, by definition, discriminatory. This nation has tried "separate but equal". It was insulting then and is worse than scurrilous now, as we as a nation should know better.

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    • R M RALEIGH, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      EVEYONE has the right to be who they are...not what society says they have to be!

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