Gay Marriage Should Not Be Legal Essay

1530 Words Dec 5th, 2016 7 Pages
Even though gay marriage is legal throughout the entire country, it does not change the fact that discrimination in the LGBTQ community still happens everyday. People who discriminate against those in LGBTQ community should have harsher punishments put against them. To some people this may sound insane, that in 2016 gay people are still be looked down upon, but today I am here to show you some major examples of what goes on everyday right here in our country. Denial of service, suicide rates skyrocketing, and a little background of how this all came about. Gay marriage became legal in all 50 states June of 2015, but all 50 states did not become legal at once, this was a long time coming process. Before 2003, it was completely illegal to marry anyone of the same sex in the United States of America. Luckily, by 2003, they found this law unconstitutional and one by one states began making gay marriage legal.
Massachusetts was the first state to legalize gay marriage in 2003, following massachusetts was connecticut a long five years later. It 's so sad to think we have come so far, yet not close at all with all the discrimination that goes on. “Georgia is considering passing a law that would let any taxpayer-funded organization deny services to same-sex couples, or unmarried couples in general, by citing religious freedom” (Bendery). Imagine walking into a restaurant and being denied service because of who you are? Most of us could not even think that is possible, but yet, it…

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