In my brief I will explore the effect of the Loving V. Virginia (1967) on the case of Obergefell V. Hodges (2015) and how it led to legalization of same sex marriage. I will prove that the 9th amendment which addresses the right to marriage did not specify that marriage should be between a man and a woman. I will also prove that the precedents set by prior cases reflected on the decision of the supreme justice. I will first explain the prior cases and discuss their rulings and reflect on the reason judges chose this. I will then discuss the Obergefell v. Hodges case and its similarity to prior cases .
This paper focuses on the Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges (2015). This paper will give an overview of the case, the major arguments made by the plaitiffs and the defendents, as well as how the case has affected other rulings. This case has answered many legal questions and will shape any future cases that deal with gay marriage, possibly even equal rights. Deatiled CH: James Obergefell and John Arthur was a same-sex couple and was married on July 11, 2013 on a medical transport plan on the tarmac at the airport in Baltimore, Maryland due to Arthur being unable to move (3,2) .
Susie O'Brien's article 'It's time to honour gay couples and allow them to marry' (The Advertiser, November 20, 2010, p. 27) is arguing the side of pro-gay marriage in the debate of marriage equality. This argument is made using ethos, logos, pathos and suggestive language as to guide you to her side of the argument. Susie begins by talking about herself and her experience on the subject of whether or not she had a choice when growing up straight or gay. She demonstrates her knowledge on the topic by referencing her personal history; however not truly showing why her opinion should be listening to rather than others. Her argument is very personally based and draws examples such as herself and her family or friends.
“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 marriages can help add more money to the wedding industry, it can help decrease cost of state benefits, it can add more revenue to the whole state, denying them the right to marry goes against the fourteenth amendment, it would be the right source of action since they face discrimination, denying someone the right to marry means that you are denying them happiness, religious leaders support it because it bring peace in the communities, they support it because they see everyone as God’s children and they support it because, in the bible, the term marriage meant just between two women and the term didn’t regard to gender. Same-sex marriages can very important essence to help boost the economy because it can help during times when a state is going through a crisis like they don’t have a lot of employment. Don’t have funds to improve communities or it can help the entire country fund into healthcare, education and---- which can improve some nay lives. Allowing a ban on same-sex marriage is a bad example towards the next generations of children. It’s teaching them that it’s ok to discriminate certain people.
When debating the legalization of same sex marriage, religious reasoning and accusations of bigotry often provoke obstinance. Instead of reiterating those arguments, William J. Bennett, a prominent cultural conservative, former secretary of education, and author of The Book of Virtues, focuses on societal effects in his op-ed article, “Against Gay Marriage.” Though Bennett’s piece conveys partiality, it also attempts to discuss this issue scrupulously to ensure readers will consider his argument and perhaps accept his implications. While some of Bennett’s word choices convey tolerance of the gay community, his rhetoric incites readers to accept that preserving society requires marginalizing homosexuals.
Sprigg’s viewpoint is that “homosexual relationships are not marriage because they are not between the union of a man and a woman and that homosexual relationships are harmful because they do not provide the same benefits to society as heterosexual marriages, but their consequences are far more negative than positive” (Finsterbusch, 2012, p.124). Sprigg’s comments are supported by figures on higher rates of diseases, higher rates of mental health issues, and national opinion polls that say people do not support gay marriage. He has some valid points and does have his opinion about the subject. However, when it comes to same-sex marriages I am divided on this subject for different reasons. First, I think we should not judge people or what
In the short essay, " Gay "Marriage": Societal Suicide”. Olson is headstrong towards the fact that gay marriage is unnecessary and will lead to the degradation of society. Clearly, Colson strongly opposes gay marriage and has given reason to his position however, in some parts, it lacks the necessary evidence needed to support the argument. Charles Colson writes an essay opposing gay marriage. He first cites his outrage towards the authorities for allowing it to be implemented in the law as he strongly believes that heterosexual marriage is the traditional building block of human society.
The Equality Texas Foundation is an organization which strongly supports marriage equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Texans. Concerning legislation, the foundation aggressively advocates for the elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. Equality Texas argues that, “The state’s unconstitutional ban on marriage between same-gender-loving adults places an unfair—and unequal—burden on their freedoms and their families. But the struggle is about more than marriage equality.” (Equality Texas 1)
Considering the political issues today same-sex marriage controversy serves to be significant as it has not been able to reach its height at the national level. As only 36 states out of 50 legally approve of same-sex marriage (Fausset and Blinder, The NewYork Times.com). Amending the Constitution for same-sex marriage serves to be a huge controversy and a difficult process due to many opinions present within the political and social circuit. Another reason many citizens do not support the idea of same-sex marriage is due to traditional social beliefs and morals. For example, many Americans oppose the idea of same-sex marriage on religious grounds.
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.
Why she decide to write about gay marriage as well as giving readers background to how the issue has affected the world and what people think about it. She challenges people to think more on why they are opposed to gay marriage stating, “Will someone please explain to me how permitting gays and lesbians to marry threatens the institution of marriage? Now that the Massachusetts Supreme Court has declared gay marriage a constitutional right, opponents really have to get their arguments in line” (Pollitt 560). It sets up her main idea of the essay and of each paragraph. Her questions help lead her thoughts into what people have been using as an excuse for opposing gay
Joey Cho Mrs. Middleton English 10 17 October 2016 Persuasive Research Essay Outline Introduction LGBT/ same-sex marriage is one of the most heated and controversial debates in our current society. Unlike the past thousands of years whereas marriage was defined as a legal union between a man and a woman, now the concept of marriage has been extended to a broader context. “Homosexuality” in most cultures is viewed as a disgrace, and it is often considered as a great sin from a religious aspect.