LOVE WINS: Supreme Court’s Decision to Legalize Same Sex Marriage
Eugina C. Davis
On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court decided to legalize same sex marriage nationwide and caused the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/sexual and Queer (LGBTQ) community members, as well as the Alliances to celebrate overall the world. This research paper will evaluate the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same sex marriage by reviewing some of the history of the fight, the pros and cons, and how the Supreme Court reached their decision. Through research and assessment, an opinion will be formulated to determine whether or not this was a good decision and how can the decision be improved. It concludes that the Supreme Court made a good decision legalizing same-sex marriage.
LOVE WINS: Supreme Court’s Decision to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
“Love wins!” has been the phrase plastered over social media sites and LGBTQ members and Alliances flooded the streets all over the world celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide on June 26, 2015. This was a significant step in the right direction for equality for the members of the LGBTQ community as the desire to get married has been at the forefront for so many same-sex couples. The fight to get married as a gay man or lesbian began as early as the 1970’s and after years of fighting for right to say, “I Do,” like heterosexual couples, it has finally paid off. Not only will states recognize the bond of same-sex couples, it will be all-inclusive to transgender/sexual males and females. The right to marry has been apart of the political discourse and it has been an up and down battle. It is imperative to conside...
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