Gay Marriage

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Gay marriage is finally legal.  The U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling granting same-sex couples a constitutional right to marry. The 5-4 decision on Jule 26th 2015 in Obergefell v. Hodges, legalizes gay marriage throughout the country, meaning that the 14 states that currently do not allow gays and lesbians to wed will now need to do so.Historic victory for gay rights, as same-sex couples be allowed to marry no matter where they live.

The decision rests in part on the court’s interpretation of the 14th Amendment, stating that limiting marriage only to heterosexual couples violates the amendment’s guarantee of equal protection under the law. Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy states that “no union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family.” Kennedy goes on to say that gay and lesbian couples “ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”

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Gay Marriage Facts – 10 Facts about Gay Marriage

  1.  70% of States Have Gay Marriage, 15 States Ban It
  2.  The First Same-Sex Marriage Was in Massachusetts on May 17, 2004
  3.  11 Native American Tribes Recognize Gay Marriage
  4.  There are 1,138 Legal Rights and Protections Provided by Gay Marriage
  5.  Support for Gay Marriage Doubled from 27% to 55% between 1996 and 2014
  6.  33% of Americans Say that Gay Marriage Should Be Rejected
  7.  Twice as Many People in the South Oppose Gay Marriage
  8.  There Have Been 71,165 Gay Marriages in the US
  9.  Lesbians Account for 60% of Gay Marriages
  10.  20 Countries Around the World Allow Gay Marriage
 My little contribution to the new law would be that I am really satisfied they decided this way. If two people love each other, why would there need to be a problem with the marriage. Love is universal, we are all just people. Who we attract and who we fall in love with shouldn’t be an issue to other people. If they are happy with each other why not!?! A gay couple is not affecting you anyhow and it is not stealing your happiness or hurting you anyhow. So why would we need to fight them!? Its the freedom of choice, they chose to be together and let them be.
Peace and have a nice loving day, with whoever you are. MM

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