Obergefell V. Hodges Case Study

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The Obergefell v. Hodges case lasted around 6 years. The petitioner was James Obergefell, et al. and Richard Hodges, Director of the Ohio Department of Health, et al. This case took place in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Western Division. The deciding court was Roberts Court in the years of 2010 and 2016. The case was appealed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. There were a lot of same sex couples that had sued their state agencies in their home states to challenge the states bans on same sex marriage or to have same sex marriage available the way hetero marriage is available. The plaintiffs argued that the “states’ statutes violated the Equal Protection Clause and Due Process …show more content…
We do not have anything to say about any other person’s marriage so why do we have a say on same sex marriage. Opposite sex couples have divorces left and right and it does not always seem stable. For all we know, same sex couples have things figured out. We should let them be married and even get divorced if they want too because that is their right. The churches have no say in what the government does and churches are the ones that always have a problem with the LGBT community. If the law protects ALL marriages, then the churches should not have a problem because I have not seen a same sex couple fighting to be married in a church. All they want is to be legally …show more content…
LGBT community can sit anywhere on the bus and they can usually go anywhere they want to eat, and they all go the same school with all the hetero people. African Americans had to sit in the back of the bus and most of them had to stand and there was a lot of people that had to walk. They could not eat at any restaurants that served whites and they had to go to different schools. African Americans were treated as property and the whites could not see them any other way. I feel like they are the same because they could not marry who they loved. African Americans could not marry whites because that was frowned upon and no one liked it and they went to jail for it. The LGBT community could not marry who they wanted to because it was also frowned upon but they did not go to jail. They had to fight to marry who they wanted. They could not just marry who they wanted like the whites and the opposite sex couples. They had to fight for those

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