Lgbt Community : A Heated Topic Within Politics

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In recent years, equality regarding the lesbian, gay, bi, and transgender community has been a heated topic within politics. Beginning in June of 2015, outrage has grown in Texas with the Supreme Court decision favoring marriage equality. Though LGBT persons now have government approval to marry whom they choose, this effort has not ended discrimination against non-heterosexuals. The LGBT community needs to be included in Article 1 Sections 3, 3a, and 32 of the Texas Constitution, because state laws must abide federal laws, it is necessary they are recognized and protected , and discrimination against people on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity is an injustice.
The highest court, the Supreme Court, determines the governing laws of the country, and all states must submit to said laws. The Supreme Court interprets the United States Constitution and decides how it will be applied to the laws of every state. In 1971, the Supreme court decision of Baker v. Nelson determined that it was not unconstitutional to deny marriage rights to same-sex couples. On June 26, 2015 the ruling on Baker v. Nelson was overruled by the Supreme Court decision on Obergefell v. Hodges. On that date, same-sex marriage was made legal in the United States. No longer can states refuse to recognize the LGBT, or deny marriage licenses to LGBT couples. In contrast to this, after the ruling, Texas officials advised those working in state offices to continue to deny marriage licenses to

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