Goodridge v. Department of Public Health

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    The LGBTQ civil rights movement in the United States has been at its highest, and most impactful for the past half-century. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) case, Obergefell v. Hodges might have been the case to legalize same-sex marriage but the importance truly lies in the cases that paved the road for the memorable victory of this SCOTUS case. One of the most important cases is from the state of Massachusetts, Goodridge v. Department of Public Health. In the year 2003, the state of Massachusetts was the first state in the US to legalize same-sex marriage. Some states, at this time, only allowed same-sex couples to have civil unions. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a civil union is a legal relationship between…

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    Department of Public Health) became the first U.S state to issue marriage license to same-sex couples. Before the US Supreme Court had ruled in favor of same-sex marriages in 2015 they have voted against same-sex marriages Constitutional protection in the case of Bowers v. Hardwick. The move by Massachusetts spearheaded a fresh drive by same-sex advocate and opposing conservative advocates that waged a fresh new campaign for and against same-sex marriages; however, by the end of 2004 multiple…

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    consciousness. Question 5 4 out of 4 points Correct Which of the following statements is INCORRECT regarding the rights of shareholders? I. voting power on major issues and ownership in a portion of the company II. right to transfer ownership and dividend entitlement III. hire and fire management and select and appoint a chief executive Answer Selected Answer: III only Correct Answer: III only …

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    One case that supports same sex marriages in Goodridge et al. v. Department of Public Health. In this case, the Supreme Court ruled that “’barring an individual from the protections, benefits, and obligations of civil marriage solely because that person would marry a person of the same sex violates the Massachusetts constitution’” (p. 56). This case concluded that same sex marriages were not against the law in Massachusetts. Also, same sex couples were allowed to get married in San Francisco (p.…

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    American Gay Rights”). The result being a discharge of thousands of men and women in the armed forces. Up until December 18, 2010 — the law prohibited extremely qualified men and women from serving in the armed forces, virtually sending a message to America stating that discrimination was acceptable. Many laws similar to this, and also the ban on same-sex marriage puts messages out there implying homosexuals don’t deserve the rights other American citizens have. On a nation-wide base in…

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    His assertion was supported by Laura Olson, Wendy Cadge, and James T. Harrison who conducted a research on the topic in a book called Religion, and Public Opinion about Same-Sex Marriage. The content of the book examines the correlated relationship of religion and traditional values and its influence on how one perceives homosexuality and a marital union between two homosexual individuals. Olson, Cadge and Opinion submit that, “Religion, as measured by individual’s religious affiliation,…

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