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.
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
If you ask a Republican about the Democratic Party, the majority of the time something positive will not come out of their mouths. However, there are several pros to the Democratic Party that Republicans will either refuse to accept or speak about. The pros of the Democratic Party are their stance on marriage equality, belief in science and global warming, and defending of women’s right to have an abortion. Democrats possess several positive aspects of their party that they unfortunately do not receive credit for, despite helping the country’s citizens especially gays and women. Let us not forget all Democrats have done for the environment, including protecting the air that we breathe.
In the DeLeon v. Perry same sex marriage case we learned of the diversity and disparity in individual rights. As of recent, same sex marriage has become a major issue in the United States and the development of equality for all. Although there are many opposed to same sex marriage suggesting the validity of constitutionality not one individual is against the due process of law. The due process of law is derived from the 5th and 14th Amendments and were established to protect individuals civil liberties and basic rights to life.
Gay marriage is one of the biggest controversies that has been going on for more than a decade in the United States. It is an issue that society can’t agree on and is always in a debate about because gay marriage is a violation of social norms. As humans, we don’t adapt well to change and since this would be changing a social norm, many people don’t agree with it. Through sociological perspective, it is known that we are influenced, society guides us, and social forces affect us and that’s what’s happening with this issue. It’s hard for many of us to see the functionalist perspective of gay marriage due to the impact that it has on society. If looked at from this point of view, we can see that gay marriage is impacting the reproductive balance
There is discrimination in this world to this day, there is discriminations against “people who are gay”. This discrimination is just like the Holocaust, because the Germans didn’t like the jews. I believe the gay marriage should have been approved long before it was. People need to realize judging someone because they are gay is wrong, that person is obviously an idiot. It is not up to people to judge other people because they are gay. I believe “if two genders are happy together, then why stop them”. So with my opinion, I support gay marriage.
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. The debate around same-sex marriage was is a good idea to legalize it. I believe that same-sex marriage should be legal. I don’t think there is anything wrong with people of the same sex getting married. Now the concept of traditional marriage has changed and the power of love is more important than gender in my opinion.
“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
Same-sex marriage has a near even split of people that are for or against it. This split is seen clearly in the Obergefell v. Hodges case in the U.S. Supreme Court, where the decision was 5 to 4. The majority in this case chose to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states. This decision brought a lot of controversy from the U.S. citizens, and the controversy came from the question if the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell was the correct decision for America. The answer is no. With the controversy on same-sex marriage originally, the repetitive use of emotion in the decision, along with the judicial system over stepping its bounds, the decision could not have in any way benefit America.
Thomas Jefferson once wrote "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Thomas (1776)
I am against the idea od gay marriage. When going against gay rights, most people bring up topics on thing like children, civil rights, and the major topic, Religion. I do agree that gay marriage does have an affect on a child, it denies them either a father or a mother, and when it comes to religion, I guess it questions how much faith you have in your religion. But the thing with society is that they have to get their point straight. We live in today’s society, which looks down on abortion, but then at the same time, treat teenage parents as failures. How are we meant to get a point across when we haven’t even picked a side to go
Sonia Sotomayor is the first Latina Supreme Court Justice in the history of the United States and the third woman. She was nominated by President Barack Obama in May of 2009 and assumed the role in August of 2009. She was born in the Bronx during 1954 to Juan and Celina Baez Sotomayor. Her parents are of Puerto Rican descent. Her father died when she was nine and her mother assumed the role of single parent. Sonia 's mother made sure to instill in her children the importance of higher education and learning English. Her mother made many sacrifices to make sure her kids would have a better life. When talking about Sotomayor 's mother Antonia Felix writes " Celina 's ability to forge a strong sense of self in her children would guarantee their
"One proposal in Washington state would take children away from their gay parents and place them in foster care- an astonishing cruelty in the name of family values" (Roleff 42). Is that what you want for children, for them to be separated from their family? What kind of sick, cruel act is that? Oh, yeah, let's just repeat history, and do almost exactly what Hitler did: split children up from their parents. "Studies show that children raised by gay and lesbian parents are as emotionally and socially healthy as children of heterosexual parents. Children of homosexual parents...are often more tolerant and open-minded than other children" (Roleff 41). Ahh, there it is: proof that no matter what household a child is raised in, they still are just as smart and stable as other children. "Gay and lesbians make excellent parents because their children are more planned for and truly wanted" (Roleff 41). Heterosexual couples a lot of times seem to get pregnant accidentally and cannot care for, or in some cases do not care for, the child. They can become neglected, abandoned, or abused by the parent(s) because, well, they were/are not wanted. "Lesbians and gay men don't become parents accidentally" (Roleff 43). "If marriage is about reproduction, then infertile couples shouldn't be allowed to marry" (Gay Marriage). But with the legalization of gay marriage, more gay and lesbian couples will be
Adoption has been around for as long as we can remember, but only recently has there been issues about gay couples adopting children. There are many orphans in the world, but not enough families or parents to take them in. There aren’t that many families who can and will adopt children, whether it’s because they can’t support them, they have children of their own, or they just don’t want children. The end result is still an overabundance of orphaned children in need of a loving family. There is a solution to this problem. Gay adoption. There is a rising amount of open homosexual couples everywhere and most of them would love to have kids, but it’s still illegal for homosexual couples to adopt children in some areas of the U.S., let alone the world. All across our country, and in other countries, there are children awaiting adoption and eager parents who would like to welcome those children into their homes but are banned from doing so. These parents have done nothing wrong and possess the same skills and resources as other potential parents, and yet they are not allowed to give a child everything he or she needs, love, protection, and security. So why are these potential parents banned from adopting? Discrimination and prejudices are the main cause of this unconstitutional act. Adoption to gay couples should be legalized everywhere because anyone who is able to meet the requirements of being a loving parent deserves to become a parent, despite their sexual preferences and
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, and queer community needs equality because they are humans, they need love and care, and they should be respected by everyone. This community is also known as LGBT or LGBTQ community. LGBTQ community is a group of people who are lesbians, gays, bisexual, transgender, and queer. This group of people is also known as homosexuals. This people experienced harassment, discrimination, and threat of violence because of their sexual orientation. They experienced this things because of homophobia or hatred of homosexuality. LGBT has many problems that they need to face. In some countries, being homosexual is a moral sin. There are many argument about sexuality and religion. And in some