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UALR Gay Rights Support Group Weighs In On DOMA

DOMA bans gays and lesbians from marrying.
LITTLE ROCK, AR--  The Federal Defense of Marriage Act passed in 1996. That same year, Zack Baker turned six years old.

At the time, he didn't realize the law would affect his life in a major way years later.

But at 22,  he now understands the law keeps same sex couples from marrying.
   
"Once I do find someone to settle down with and once college is over , I would like to have that option," said Baker.

Baker is a member of the UALR  group called Alliance, which is a support organization for LGBT students.

"Denying rights to any group I think is wrong. I think we all have similarities we should be entitled to," said Baker.

But there are two sides to every story. Some students say same sex couples should not be allowed to marry.
   
Feshman Corey Green says his religious beliefs guide him to stand against same sex couples.
   
"Men are for women and women are for men. It's self explanatory," said Green.

Green says gay men and lesbians have no right to legally marry.

" I actually have friends that are gay . I don't agree with what they do, but its not my opinion to judge them."


       
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