The Importance Of Same-Sex Marriage

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On June 26, 2015, LBGT+ activist groups rejoiced as the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage believing that a ban of it violated the 14th amendment of the Constitution. This didn’t help stop any hatred of same-sex couples and it seemed that the world would implode due to the court’s decision However, backlash soon followed, leading to an Appeals court, saying it didn’t violate the 14th amendment and many “Christian” groups saying the ruling by the Supreme Court goes against the bible. In the case of Obergefell vs. Hodges, the ruling has influenced the United States to take steps in a more progressive future where everyone has equal rights and helping America begin its transition into a more positive light with supporting this decision. Much of the backlash from this decision was due to these different “Christian” activist groups who said that same-sex marriage went against their religious liberties and violated the bible in Leviticus. Which is quite hilarious as none of them probably adhere to the teaching in the book of Leviticus like no eating shellfish and no mixing different materials to wear like a cotton, polyester blend …show more content…
However, even though this has allowed same-sex marriage to be legalized, “it can also be refused by a religious organization to perform the ceremony or go against their religious doctrine” (Northrup). This decision doesn’t infringe on anyone’s rights or attacks them for being Christian, instead it protects both parties through their own religious freedoms. Moreover, the case doesn’t hurt anyone and helps move America into a more positive future for

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