Gay Rights And Gay Marriage Essay

1063 Words Nov 22nd, 2015 5 Pages
The entire population of the United States has an opinion on gay marriage and whether gay couples have the right to marry. Americans ' views on gay marriage has shifted greatly over the past two decades. In 1996, a Gallup poll showed only 27 percent of Americans supported Gay marriage, with 68 percent opposing it. In 2015, however, a Washington Post poll found that 61 percent of Americans supported gay marriage and 35 percent opposed it. Polls have also shown that younger Americans tend to be more supportive of same-sex marriage (http://icof.infobaselearning.com.gmclibrary.idm.oclc.org/articles/rights-and-liberties/gay-rights-and-marriage.aspx?sr=1&articleID=6339). The subject is argued not only a personal level, but also on a large social level. Although gay rights have been a major issue since the nineteen eighties, gay marriage and the legalization has only jucome to the forefront after the turn of the millennium. This year the Supreme Court decided that state bans on gay marriage was unconstitutional. By the time of the June 2015 Supreme Court ruling, 37 states and the District of Columbia were already allowing same-sex marriage. Many gay couples rushed to get married once the state level bans were lifted. Now that the federal government has recognized gay marriage, many states counties are still failing to recognize gay couples right to marriage. The premise is that gay marriage is immoral and considered a sin in most religions, so it should be banned and marriage…

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