If one read the Lawrence v. Texas case one will understand that upon further review of the constitution one can see that there is no violation in the constitution that insinuates homosexual sexual activity being against human right. It is only logical that if sexual practices are taking place in the privacy of ones homes regardless of the gender there is no conviction of wrong doing. Equal protection due process protects against discrimination regarding sexuality therefore making it unconstitutional to discriminate anyone based on their sexual orientation. Discrimination of race was overruled unconstitutional due to the famous words of “all mean are created equal… by having life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness” (Andersen, M, E.), with life there is liberty of human rights, and with liberty comes happiness with the acceptance of an individual’s identity as one.
“Once known, the fact that a person is a homosexual or a member of a racial minority group is regarded by members of the majority group (heterosexuals, Whites) as one of the most important pieces of information about her or him (Hereck).” The law of marriage only to opposite couples had affected a large portion of people that had different sexualities. This law encouraged people to go out and fight for their rights by starting petitions and protests as well. In this case, I believe that it was also seen as an unjust law, where it was only fair to part of the
The Declaration of Independence, Good Or Bad? The Declaration of Independence was just signed as most people should know, but what most people don't know or haven't decided is whether the Declaration is good for us and will lead to a great positive country or is it bad and not work out for us as a country. This a big decision to step away from The British Empire and try to make it on our own. What I say here and now am that I strongly believe that The Declaration of Independence is great for us as a country.
It provides an example of how certain rights should be exemplified, and it shows which rights are the most important and concerning. Today, this court case has inspired people to have the freedom to choose any marriage partner that they love. This translates over into the right for gay people to
In 2015, the United States Supreme Court worked on Obergefell v. Hodges, a case regarding the legality of same sex marriage. Over 9 million people in the united states identify and associate themselves with the LGBTQ+ community. These members and others in the past have fought for their constitutional rights since before the 1950’s. The legalization of same-sex marriage under the United States Constitution is beneficial to the nation, as it has positively influenced members of the LGBTQ+ community and their families, the nation’s economy, and it’s reputation.
The future of same-sex marriage has long been a question in the United States; on June 26, 2015, under the U.S. Supreme Court decision of Obergefell v. Hodges, the country finally got an answer. In a five to four decision, the Supreme court determined that under the Fourteenth Amendment, marriage between same- sex couples is legal in all fifty states. Under this decision, states that had previously banned same-sex marriage will have to recognize and permit same-sex marriage within their boundaries. The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges is a landmark decision that will not affect same-sex couples throughout the nation, but also every aspect of our society. Having been hired by a sociologist who wants to study the effect of
The Stonewall Riots are said to mark the beginning of the modern LGBT rights movement, and it was largely initiated by transgender women of color. Over the next few decades, legislation would be enacted to aid the cause for equality. By 1977, trans athletes could play on the teams of their gender identities, and by 1993 anti-discrimination laws were extended to transpeople in Minnesota. In the 21st century alone, transpeople were getting invited to the White House, playing in college sports, and serving as judges, all without having to hide who they were (“Milestones in the American Transgender Movement”). Hardships are still all too common, unfortunately, but much progress has been made nonetheless, and the fight continues to this
Our country is by no means perfect and, therefore, in no way devoid of fault. Occasionally the country regresses, and it seems that, for a time, we go against the overwhelming public opinion that unites us as citizens. Most recently, the relapse in our values against the preservation of LGBT+ rights has led me to question my hope for the future of this country. The call for a transgender military ban by President Trump and the United States’ refusal to denounce the death penalty against gay sex in the recent UN vote calling for its condemnation serve as decisions contrary to our country’s quest for equality. Despite these regressions, I know that, in the end, progress will prevail.
Equality or Not? Does the United States Constitution allow for equality? The Amendments do make equality possible in the U.S. The Constitution makes sure that no one in the country is deprived of rights. They let citizens express themselves, worship whatever they choose, and vote for political positions.
In 2015, the Obergefell v. Hodges case ended the “state bans on same-sex marriage”, therefore legalizing same-sex marriage (Important Supreme Court Cases). Now, “same-sex couples can now receive the benefits...of marriage that were largely exclusive to heterosexual couples” (Koch). The ruling has led to the modern fight for gay civil rights. Exposure to the LGBTQ+ community, the southern “Bathroom Bills”, and other fights for transgender rights, and the press for more LGBTQ+ representation in the media has erupted from this case. Both rulings had very big impacts on their respective communities.
The Declaration of Independence includes five parts. The five parts are the introduction, the preamble, the indictment of George III, the denunciation of the British people, and the conclusion. All five parts have a definite purpose and are very important to the document itself. The introduction serves to point readers to having a positive view of America and sets up for the rest of the Declaration.
Within the scope of Gay rights, same-sex marriage has been widely debated as a controversial issue as to whether or not marriage is a constitutional right for all individuals. For some, the idea that same sex couples have the same matrimonial benefits as heterosexual couples has been purely a question of civil rights. Others have seen same-sex marriage as a moral question, and concluded that such union violates traditional matrimonial values based on religious beliefs. The subject matter of legal benefits and the creation of family have also been at the center of this controversial debate. In “My Amendment” by George Saunders he tries to convey his logic behind same sex marriage and how it’s perceived in society.
The feminist movement and the gay rights movement are two communities that have been fighting for their rights for a long time and are similar in many ways, yet different in many others. While they are both social movements, the feminist movement’s main focus is on women’s rights, while the gay rights movement’s main focus is on gay rights. Similar to each other or not, the two movements could (and do) benefit from each other. Both women and gay people have faced discrimination due to being seen as lesser in the eyes of society. However, the reasons for this discrimination they face/have faced are very different.