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Same-sex ‘marriage’ – another human right?

Tourists take photos of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington Sept. 28. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

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Advocates of same-sex marriage argue that same-sex couples have the same right to marriage as opposite-sex couples, and that to deny them that right is to discriminate against them on the basis of sexual orientation, much in the same way that one discriminates against people on the basis of race.

It was the appeal to this right to “marriage equality”, a phrase that immediately conjures up concerns regarding the fairness of withholding a right from certain members of society, which led to the 2015 decision of the United States Supreme Court that legalised same-sex marriage throughout the nation.

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