Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

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The Supreme Court’s decision to rule in favor of gay marriage was eye opening to me and made me dig deep for an honest opinion. While I do not necessarily agree with gay couples or gay marriage, I came to a fair conclusion. I am surprised it took this long to finally get this law passed since gay couples are no different from straight couples, and no one should be denied the right to marry. The backlash to this was very astonishing and disgusting. All these couples want to do is love each other and live a normal life just as a straight couple would. In June of 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of gay marriage across the United States in a 5-4 vote. The fact that it was only a 5-4 vote is already very disappointing…show more content…
This decision affirms what millions of Americans already believe in their hearts. When all Americans are truly treated as equal, we are more free.” I think this decision truly did make us more free, even those who are not associated with gay marriage because now we can all live knowing that any gay couple can get married just like any other straight couple and, to me, that is how it should have been a long time ago. Although this decision truly was a victory for the LGBT community, problems did not stop there. Backlashes began to pour through in the midst of this decision causing problems for couples who were overwhelmed with happiness rushing down to the court houses to get marriage licenses. For example, shortly after the ruling, a woman by the name of Kim Davis in Kentucky denied a same-sex couple a marriage license a grand total of three times. According to the Associated Press (2016), “William Smith Jr. and James Yates walked out of her office, shaking their heads in bewilderment. Hours earlier, a federal appeals court upheld a ruling ordering Davis to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, rejecting her claims that her Christian faith and constitutional right to religious freedom should exempt her from having to license a union that she finds morally objectionable.” It is regrettable that this couple had to go through this because I could only imagine how happy they were to finally get married only to have their

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