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Tradition is not sth carved in stone, (even though long standing in history) e.p. slavery
Things accepted over a long duration of time is not generally considered correct, but as social value change ,it may no longer be the case.
Just because marriage has traditionally been a union between one man and one woman does not mean it is necessarily the only context of marriage.
(引用same-sex marriage debate)

The right to marry should not be denied on the basis of sexual orientation.
(///Some legal benefits of marriage: family health coverage, child custody, medical/bereavement leave, joint tax returns, income/estate tax benefits, cannot assume pension or Social Security benefits in the event of the death of his/her partner, medical decisions for an incapacitated partner, petition to immigrate, leave of absence (12 weeks) for an ill partner or parent(s) of a partner, parenting responsibilities can be brought into question, purchase continued health coverage for a partner in the event of unemployment (NASW website) ////) a.
The institution of marriage holds a very significant meaning for many people, regardless of sexual orientation. It is by nature a highly motivational issue, so in order to succeed in an argument one must tap into the audience’s values and beliefs.

i. 14th Amendment: 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. b. Denying same-sex couples the right to marry is no different than denying heterosexual couples of different races the right to marry. Interracial marriage has been fully legal in the United States since the 1967 decision in the Supreme Court case Loving v.…...

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