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      Man on the street: people share their opinions on same sex marriage

      The United States Supreme Court is undergoing its first major examination of gay rights in ten years.As Supreme Court Justices deliberate over same sex marriage, itâ??s unclear where the justices will come down on the issue.It is clear, however, where public opinion is headed in downtown Columbia.We randomly asked people walking the streets of downtown Columbia for their opinion on same sex marriage and they gave these responses.â??Itâ??s not a federal issue. There is nowhere in the Constitution that authorizes the federal government to have any say on marriage.â??â??Relationships with heterosexual couples donâ??t last either, all of the time. I think that everybody should have the same rights.â?? â??I donâ??t think they are any less better parents than heterosexual couples. That seems to be the biggest part of the debate.â?? â??I just believe love is love.â?? â??Everyoneâ??s equal under the law. Love between two people is there business.â?? â??Whatâ??s happening in our country now was taboo 30, 40 or 50 years ago. In my opinion, the Almighty is not going to put up with it pretty much more.â??