Gay Marriage And Same Sex Marriage Essay

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As of June 26th, 2015, all states within the U.S. are required to issue marriage licenses to everyone regardless of their gender or sexual orientation (“Same Sex-Marriage Laws”). The deeply detached 5-4 ruling of the Supreme Court justified that denying marriage and recognition to same-sex couples violates sections of the Fourteenth Amendment (Liptak). The previously existing ban on same-sex marriage was ruled as unconstitutional, subsequently making “The United States of America the 21st country to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide” ("Same-sex Marriage in the United States").
Nate Beeler’s cartoon, published in The Columbus Dispatch depicts two anti-gay-marriage men and two lesbian women in different panels. In the left panel of the cartoon by Nate Beeler, two men are arguing against gay-marriage in a room with beaming spotlights, patriotic décor, and a microphone to record the debate. One of the two men in the left panel states his concerns that “pastors may be forced to officiate at gay weddings!”(Beeler), while the other man comments “It’s a slippery slope toward men marrying poodles!”(Beeler). In the right panel, two women who have embraced each other are debating on which cake flavor they should pick for their wedding behind a white background. The woman wearing a red shirt suggests almond, while the woman wearing a blue skirt concisely recommends lemon. The color red is symbolic of the Republican Party in the United States while the color blue refers to the…

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