Civil Rights And Civil Liberties

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Roka 5 Sujan Roka Govt. 2305-71013 Professor Sharifian Sept/30/2017 Civil rights v. Civil Liberties Civil rights and civil liberties are the rights and freedom both made for good of communities and country. Both are introduced to benefit citizen of the country. A Civil right is mainly about the fair treatment with every person which is protected by the fourteenth amendment. “It was first introduced after civil right movement which was mainly about the true equality among African American who were mainly treated as slaves.” (1, FindLaw). But now the civil right is not limited only to African American, it includes every person like women, transgenders, lesbians, gay, etc. On another side, Civil liberties are basic rights and freedom given to…show more content…
3 Beshear case), freedom to religion and speech (Minersville school district v. Gobitis), equal treatment (Artis v. District of Columbia) Bourke V. Beshear is a case related to the civil right. It is about Gregory Brouke and Micheal Deleon who were married in Ontario, Canada and later came to Kentucky. During the time same-sex marriage was not legal in Kentucky. Therefore, Brouke and Deleon decided to file a case and demand for the legalization of same-sex marriage in Kentucky. Same-sex marriage belongs to the civil right which gives right to marriage even if the marriage is between same sex. “In February of 2014, U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn ruled that Kentucky must respect the marriage of same-sex couples legally performed in other states” (2, ACLU). 4 Minersville school district v. Gobitis (1940) is the demand for the protection of civil liberties. Ten years old boy named Billy Gobitis refused to salute the American flag at his school because according to him doing so would be against his religion. The school gave him a choice to either salute flag or to leave school. Later, his father sued on behalf of the boy as under fourth amendment i.e Civil liberties they have the freedom to speech and religion. “The Supreme Court decided 8-1 in favor of the school policy” (3, Bill of Right Institute). Supreme Court decided that saluting flag refers to the key symbol of national unity but on other side, school cannot force the student

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