Essay about Marriage Between Same Sex Couples Should Be Legal

1283 Words Oct 5th, 2015 6 Pages
(NE)The traditional marriage is a union where a husband and wife are joined together in holy matrimony. Once joined, the couple have legal rights and responsibilities to each other. But for many years, this traditional partnership has been questioned. The question is not whether or not man and woman should be married, but should it only be limited to man and woman. Is it possible for two men or two women to love one another? Is it also fair to say that they should be protected under the same rules and regulations as the traditional marriage? On June 26, 2015, after many years of debate, the Supreme Court Ruling, led by Justice Anthony Kennedy, came to a ruling that marriage between same sex couples should be legalized in all 50 states. (http://thewire.sheknows.com/2013/06/26/supreme-court-strikes-down-doma/)
(NE)“It’s now clear that the challenged laws burden the liberty of homosexual couples and it must be added that they abridge central precepts of equality”, stated Justice Anthony Kennedy as he demanded same sex couples to be legalized. All 50 states with the exception of Louisiana and Mississippi began honoring marriage between same sex couples. This was a topic of debate that dated back to the 1970’s. Gay activism was a known thing in the 1970’s.
The Supreme Courts decision was made on the 14th Amendment. The 14th Amendment abode citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws. While there are five sections to this amendment, the decision was geared from Section…

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