The U.S Supreme Court made gay marriage legal on June 26, 2015 in all 50 states. Although, gay marriage was already legal in 37 other states. Same- sex marriage has been a social issue in today’s society. The same- sex marriage is an issue all around the world and many have their opinions about the issue. The constitution cannot tell a person not to love who they love. Marriage is a right for all humans. Same-sex marriage should stay legal and the couples involved should have all the same rights as heterosexual couples; one solution that can help this issue is more knowledge about LGBTQ rights.
Perhaps not everyone accepts the right for same sex marriage. Some people do not believe in same sex marriage but it is written in the constitution to act upon. “The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Section 3 of DOMA—which, for the purposes of 1,000 federal laws and multitudes of official regulations, defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman only—violates the Fifth Amendment and is, therefore, unconstitutional.” (D’Aloia). But humans cannot be denied marriage and all citizens have equal rights. In the U.S marriage is a civil right. Marriage is a recognized human right for all people in the U.S. Having same sex marriage does not interfere with the institution of marriage.
Gay marriage may be a problem to some generally traditionally people. “…opponents of the decision relied on a strategy that has proven to be the most effective in defeating gay marriage movements within the states—ask voters to approve a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman.” (“In Focus” 124). Marriage is defined in the Bible between a man and a woman. Therefore, it could be confusing to our generation growing up now. Also, marriage is for procreation which cannot be done with same sex people. Both mother and father in the household can help their development of the child and have a big impact among their life. Mothers provide love, care and security for the child. A father is a role model/ example to the child. Children know and see how other men should act toward them seeing the affects with their father being around them.
Knowing the rights is a valuable solution to help LGBTQ couples. Being in a learning environment is very rewarding which helps their self-esteem. A lot of bullying comes from people being judged by their sexuality. Also, discrimination of same-sex couples happens often sometimes not intentionally. Having a social movement can help the rights be more enforced. “Advocacy groups for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) students improve lives by providing outreach and information, helping LGBTQ youth find local resources, and supporting student activism”( Macgillivray 465). In a safe work place they could provide awareness of the LGBTQ .Providing protective policies, education from the work place and even school creates a positive and learning environment which is exposure and knowledge to the awareness of LGBTQ. “…many LGBTQ youth advocacy groups have sprung up to provide support, resources, and training to students expecting equal rights” (Macgillivray 465). If all of these rights are enforced, then people can live a happy life.
Gay marriage is a big topic since the Supreme Court legalized it. Being that same sex-marriage should have all the same equal rights as all citizens it is a civil right. Not everyone accepts the right for same sex marriage, but it is a constitutional right. Also the Bible says marriage should only be between man and woman. Awareness and learning about the different aspects of the LGBTQ rights can help the economy and stop all the negativity.