Same sex marriage involves a union of two individuals who are of the same gender. As of 2015, certain states in the U.S. legalized same sex marriage granting them the same legal rights as other married heterosexual couples and recognition on official documents like birth and death certificates.
Same sex marriage is one of the most divisive issues in many nations, with most state courts still debating over the issue. Same sex couples who want to enjoy a legally and socially accepted marriage still have many hurdles to jump.
By Cassandra Webber
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