Religion In The United States Essay

Religion could be found in every corner of the world. It dictates what we eat, how we look, what we do or don’t do, and the morals we believe. For a lot of us religion is a big part of our lives and this could be seen in our government. Since the birth of the United States, religion has played a big part in our society, lawmaking, and culture. The U.S is a Christian based country and its morals have dictated a lot of laws. These religious biased laws have suppressed many types of people and the way they live such as the LGBT community. The discrimination against the LGBT community has always been around and could still be seen now. Religion has also suppressed other aspects of life, such as abortion and what’s taught in school On June 26, …show more content…
The fight for gay rights made its ways into the courts as more activist groups fought for their rights. Many court cases have reached the Supreme Court where they decide if any law violates the constitution. The first major court case was in 1958, One, Inc. v. Olesen, in which the FBI and the U.S post office claimed that One: The Homosexual Magazine was too inappropriate and obscene and couldn’t be delivered by mail. The magazine publishers sued but lost the court case and appeal. The case eventually reach the supreme court in which for the first time the court sided with the homosexual magazine. This was a major win with the LGBT community but the Supreme Court doesn’t always side with them. As seen in the court case, Bowers v. Hardwick (1986), the Supreme Court decided that homosexuals do not a constitutional right to have sexual relations in private. The supreme judges claimed that homosexuals relations are not protected under the “right of privacy” act because they are not marriage and unable to procreate. This was a serious setback for the LGBT community. In 2003 this decision was overturned in the court case Lawrence v.

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