Discrimination Against The LGBT Community

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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…
On June 28, 1969, at two AM, 8 officers entered the gay bar which was filled with more than 200 people. The officers attempted to arrest as much patrons and those who were not arrested were told to leave the bar. The patrons refused to cooperate and a crowd of people gathered outside the bar. The crowd quickly grew as the police attempted to escort the people who got arrested into the police cars. A woman was refusing to cooperate and complaining about handcuffs being too tight was bashed in the back of head by an officer with a baton and then thrown into the car. This ignited the crowed which had risen to 600 people. The police barricaded themselves into the Stonewall Inn as bottles, bricks and other projectiles were launched towards them. The crowd overturned the car and used parking meters as battering rams to get into the bar. A tactile police force arrived to set free the officers inside the bar and then proceeded to arrest as much people as possible. Around four am the crowd had settled but word spread around the community. The following few nights, more than 1000 people gathered around the Stonewall Inn to protest which ignited riots. The Stonewall Inn riots became the first major fight for gay rights in the United …show more content…
In the court case Obergefell v. Hodges, James Obergefell and groups of same-sex couples sued Richard Hodges, Director of the Ohio Department of Health, for refusing to recognize same-sex marriage. The prosecutor claimed that the state violated the Equal Protection Clause and Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who campaigned for gay rights, gave the opinion from the 5-4 majority. The Justice stated that the right to marriage is a fundamental liberty because it deprives of life, liberty, or property which violates the Due Process Clause. Also rejecting same-sex couple’s equal protection under the law violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. defended the actions of the state of Ohio by stating even if same-sex marriage is fair, the constitution does not address it, and therefor the court has no power to deny states from banning it. After decades of fighting for gay rights and marriage equality the Supreme Court finally made the decision to recognize same-sex

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