Essay about Gay Rights And The Lgbt Community

1596 Words Dec 16th, 2016 7 Pages
On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 majority decision that marriage is, in fact, a right guaranteed for everyone protected in our U.S. constitution. Prior to this ruling, same-sex marriage was legal in all but thirteen U.S. states. This decision made same-sex marriage recognizable nationwide in all 50 states, a historical moment that will go down in history books forever. Consequently, the supreme court’s decision still deeply divides people across the nation today as well as the notion of “gay rights as human rights.” One of the primary reasons this seems to be the case, unfortunately, is due to people’s personal and religious beliefs. But perhaps many of those in opposition aren’t yet comfortable with the idea nor ready to accept deep down that LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender) people are very much a part of human existence. However, whatever the case may be that underlies opposition or approval of LGBT civil rights and marriage equality—The LGBT community are entitled to the same rights as their heterosexual counterparts, and to deny these rights under any circumstance is discrimination and is ethically and morally wrong.
The gay rights movement can be traced back to the Stonewall Riots on June 28, 1969, when law enforcement raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay and lesbian bar and hangout spot located in New York City. It was common back in those days for gays and lesbians to be terrorized by police even in places where they felt they…

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