Recently, gay marriage was legalized in all 50 states. Most Americans accept it; as America is becoming more open and tolerant of same-sex marriage. They believe that everyone should be able to love and be with whoever they want. On the other hand there are many who wholeheartedly disagree and believe that marriage is exclusively shared between a man and a woman. A county clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky with this belief refused to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple. This defiance of the law and deprivation of this constitutional right earned her six days in jail. It is now an argument of whether she had the right because of her religion or if she was wrong because she went against the law. I believe that Kim Davis was wrong because …show more content…
It means one can practice his/her religion personally and with their religious group. Freedom of religion does not include government and is not about forcing it onto others’ personal beliefs. It seems to be a common issue nowadays that people are using their religion as an excuse for certain actions. Regarding Kim Davis, we have a separation of church and state for a reason. Kim Davis, as well as her Christian supporters, are allowed to voice their beliefs. But in government, Kim Davis and her fellow supporters must abide by all laws that are created. Same-sex marriage is the law. It is not a choice.
Same-sex marriage has been a very big issue in the past two to three years. It was only legal in select states for a long period of time. In 2015, it was legalized in all fifty states. This allowed hundreds and hundreds of people to marry their spouse and have it be on paper like everyone else has the right to do. In an article on this hot topic they say, “ Now that we have moved into the bright sunshine of marriage equality, we’re not likely to move back to the closet and the shadows” (US News). If they know that it’s the law and know we will most likely not return to the old ways, why fight
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Should Kim Davis go to Jail? Kim Davis, a Kentucky County clerk, was jailed due to her lack of issuing licenses to same sex couples. The reason for this being because it goes against her religion. Some say she should be jailed for disobeying the law, while others think she shouldn’t be jailed for following her beliefs.
Hodges (2015) the Supreme Court held that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees the right to marry as one of the fundamental liberties it protects, applying to same-sex couples the same as opposite-sex couples. This case was brought forward by numerous groups of same-sex couples who were suing their relevant state agencies to challenge the constitutionality of those states’ same-sex marriage laws. The Supreme Court found that there is no difference between same-sex marriages and opposite-sex marriages, therefore, the exclusion of same-sex couples from the right to marry violates the Due Process Clause. This is policy making because the Supreme Court forced states to change their laws by deciding that it was against the constitution to not only ban the recognition of same-sex marriages that occurred in states that allowed it, but also making same-sex marriage legal in all states. Government officials even those who do not believe in the law change must abide by it, by allowing same-sex couples their now legal right to be married and receive the benefits that opposite-sex married couples receive; changing the way that citizens and the government interact in societal ways but also financial
“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
To break a law is to disrespect what the founding fathers fought and died for, and to forget what the Veterans fight for everyday. Up until 2015, Gay Americans weren’t allowed to marry. Marriage is a American given right, it shouldn't matter what your sexual orientation is. If this right was finally given two years ago, think of all the other laws protecting american citizen’s freedoms that still need to be amended. The Declaration only brisked all American freedoms, there will always be room for
In June of 1958, Richard Loving, a white man, married Mildred Delores Jeter, a part African American and part Native American woman. The couple got married in Washington, D.C., outside of their hometown of Caroline County, Virginia. Shortly after the wedding, they returned home to Virginia. At the time, Virginia law included the Racial Integrity Act of 1924, which banned an interracial couple from marrying. The Lovings married in the District of Columbia in order to escape the multiracial laws of Virginia.
The author's primary focus in this article is to illustrate and create awareness for the evolution of the First Amendment. The first amendment has been defined over the years as protecting Americans basic liberties, that being the freedom of religion, speech, press, petition, and assembly. The author introduces the factors that ultimately altered the definition of the amendment. The people’s misinterpretation of the amendment was the primarily the factor developing the evolution of the First Amendment.
America is a free county where individuals can make their own decision according to their believes. Gay marriage or same sex marriage in America is considered legal for people who do it. Every human is created different, also have different believes, considerations and prospective in everything that we do. In this case of Jack Phillips who refused to bake cake for same sex marriage, I think Phillips shouldn’t be in court because he didn’t break any laws nor did illegal crime. Jack refused make a cake because he stands against it .According to Jack Phillips
Is it unsettling that there is no uniformity of laws regarding gay marriage across the United States? Some states allow gay marriage, some allow civil unions, and some states allow no form of homosexual domestic partnerships, at least not ones recognized formally. What does that mean for homosexual Americans? Does the pending repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” military policy make students feel more optimistic about rights for gay people in America?
1) The rights of LGBTQ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer) citizens are a must, and it 's our responsibility to be on the right side of history. Even though gay marriage is legalized, there is still a long way to go with LGBT rights and State and Federal Law. 2) Discriminating against anybody based on their lifestyle is a violation of human rights, and protection of human rights is the soul of a healthy democracy. 3) We should help build hope and start to create a world where everyone can live without the constant fear of being discriminated based on who they are and who they love. 4) Powerful lessons we have learned from past human right movements is that the battles we fought were painful and tough, but in the end they brought sweeping changes in American society by making it more caring and just.
Everyone has the right to practice, or not practice, the religion of their choice, but conversely, no one has the right to violate another’s civil liberties or rights in service of their choice of
Liberals support same-sex marriage and argue that love is grounds enough for marriage, regardless of sexual orientation. Conservatives are usually opposed and often cite religious viewpoints and concerns about the reading of children as the main reasons for their opposition. In the 1970s the court case Baker v. Nelson occurred. It was a case in which the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that a state law limiting marriage to persons of the opposite sex did not violate the U.S. Constitution. On June 26, 2015 the United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states.
Why do people have a problem with gay marriage? It is not all people who have a problem with gay marriage, but there are those who believe that gay marriage is an abomination and goes against God. Others however, believe that people are just people, and it does not matter if you are gay or not. Charles Colson believes that gay marriage is the end of the tradition of marriage; especially if gay couples are able to adopt children. Katha Pollitt however, believes that it does not matter if a couple is gay, straight, or elderly; as long as they are happy together and love one another.
In the freedom of religion anyone can practice a religion or not practice a religion. In the United States, freedom of religion is a constitutionally protected right provided in the religion clauses of the First Amendment. Freedom of religion is also closely associated with separation of church and states. This is one of the right that the bill of rights gives you in the first amendment. Which it helps people to practice their religion in the united states.
Marriage is a contract between two people and honestly I think that the society should not be interfering this bond. Not permitting the right to marry another human is a severe violation of the human rights and freedom. James Carville “I was against gay marriage until I realized that I didn’t have one.” The statement is self-explanatory: “You don’t get to judge because you don’t have the