Case Review: Obergefell V. Hodges

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The case in which the United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all fifty states was Obergefell v. Hodges. Jim Obergefell, an Ohio resident was seeking to be listed as the spouse of his husband’s death certificate, where the couple had been married for twenty years. In the ruling, the notion of the Fourteenth Amendment played a huge role in the case, where the court argued that their, “fundamental liberties protected by the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause extend to certain personal choices central to individual dignity and autonomy, including intimate choices defining personal identity and beliefs,” (Obergefell et al. v. Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, et al). Due Process Clause established the legal…show more content…
Catholics on the contrary have been proven to be more lenient and accepting of homosexuals, where their percentages lie between forty-eight percent to thirty-two percent. The report goes on to state that, “Seven out of ten evangelical Christians opposed allowing same-sex couples to marry legally. On the other hand, fifty-six percent of those who do not belong to any religious denomination said they were in favor,” (Swanson). Another example that spurs hatred from closed-minded individuals is Romans 1:26–27, which states that, “God gave them up to dishonorable passions.…27 men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their…show more content…
For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. Whoever loves God must also love his brother,” while Romans 1:18–32 claims that those who fall into the temptation of homosexual intercourse are, “filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness... those who practice such things deserve to die,”. In order for the issue of whether or not being identified as gay is acceptable in society, we first have to re—shape society’s moral obligations to homosexual community where we have to decide whether our religious beliefs should trump over laws that have discriminated against gays and lesbians for hundreds of years, or if we should accept the current decrees instigated by the Supreme Court and accept the same-sex couples, where we disregard our religious dogmas in hopes of constructing a world full or peace and acceptance. I believe that as long as there are people who thrive off of the bigotry of others, we will never truly achieve to live in a world free of hatred towards other because we by nature, are prone to violence and
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