Social Media 's Effect On People 's Perception On Same Sex Marriage

1207 Words Feb 16th, 2016 5 Pages
Everyone has a culture and often people feel proud of their culture and where they’re from. However sometimes, people 's perception on certain cultures can be affected. There have been many cultural and social movements that have trended on social media, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. #LoveWins was one of the top 10 viral hashtags of 2015. It was a social movement that started on June 26th, 2015, when the United States became the 21st country to legalize same sex marriage nationwide. Even though same sex marriage is now legalized, severals are still fighting against this. There have been many arguments and debates on social media regarding same sex marriage, with some being “pro-gay marriage” and others being “anti-gay marriage”. Could social media itself play a role in affecting people’s perception on same sex marriage?
For years, gay couples have been fighting for same sex marriage. Before the 1970’s, a majority of states in the United States had laws against sodomy so same sex marriage was actually illegal. People began to consider legalizing homosexuality in the early 2000’s. Massachusetts was the first state to do so in 2004. The LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) Rights Movement, which began in 1969, is a movement that has made endeavors in surmounting the inequity against LGBT people. Social media has been used as a tool to advocate these LGBT issues and rights and its allowed these communities a better chance of getting their voice heard not…

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