Why Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

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Same Sex Should Be Legal
On June 26th, 2015, gay marriage became legal in all 50 states in the United States. Years leading up to the decision of making gay marriage legal throughout all the US, many states had already accepted it and made it a law saying it was legal or rejected it. Same sex marriage should be legal because anyone who resides in the United States should have the right to marry whatever sex they please and have it be recognized by the United States Government. Before the same sex marriage issues rose in the United States, another marriage issue had arisen. In 1958, Richard Loving, a white male, and Mildred Jeter, a black female, were married in the District of Columbia. When the Lovings returned to their home state of Virginia,
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The customers began to riot and were joined by many of gay males and females. They shouted “gay power” at the officers and threw objects at the officers. The following evening, the riots continued, this time with numbers reaching just over 1,000 people rioting. Within all of the riots, advocacy groups like the Gay Liberation Front, began to develop. These groups began to raise attention to gay rights around the United States. (Stonewall Riots: The Beginning of the LGBT Movement.) It was not to long after that the LGBT community began to win their first battles. In December of 1973, the American Psychiatric Association declared that homosexuality was not a mental disorder. Sigmung Freud had a theory that stated all human beings were made bisexcual. As they grew older, they either became herosexcual or homosexcual based off of who they were influenced by. Fred …show more content…
(Lambda Legal Applauds Perry v. Schwarzenegger Ruling Striking Down Prop 8.) It was not until November 4th of 2008 that 52.3% of California voters approved Proposition 8. This proposition made all same sex marriages in the state of California illegal. In August of 2010, the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reviewed the case and ruled that Proposition 8 was unconstitutional. (Lambda Legal Applauds Perry v. Schwarzenegger Ruling Striking Down Prop 8.) With this proposition being determined unconstitutional, it arose concern from many different religious groups such as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The church released a statement saying, “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints regrets today’s decision. California voters have twice been given the opportunity to vote on the definition of marriage in their state and both times have determined that marriage should be recognized as only between a man and a woman. We agree. Marriage between a man and woman is the bedrock of society. We recognize that this decision represents only the opening of a vigorous debate in the courts over the rights of the people to define and protect this most fundamental institution—marriage. There is no doubt that today’s ruling

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